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Working from home while struggling

I just as many other have been working from home due to the pandemic since March. I have struggled just about every day since then. It started with the change in my environment- I went from working in a space where I was able to sit and focus to now having family around 24/7. Family making noise, causing distractions,depending on me might I add. This has truly crippled me. I feel guilty for allowing myself space and time though out the day to just breathe because I know I have so much to catch up on. I feel like I’m sinking in quicksand and just can’t quite catch myself to get out. I thought this would be easier but it’s really been hard. Anyone else experiencing anything similar ? What have you done to combat this ? #Anxiety #workingfromhome #Family #overwhelmed #burntout

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What day is it? #COVID19 #wfh #workingfromhome  #Depression #Anxiety #BPDDiagnosis #BorderlinePersonalityDisorder  #BipolarDepressionn

I'm now WFH with this COVID 19 and it has it's perks for sure, but I feel like I'm losing my place in the world. As if all the days and weeks are blurred and I can't see where things began and where I'm going or what direction I'm even headed in. I wake up and eat then work and sleep. I feel stuck in repeat like Groundhog Day. Is anyone else feeling like this or am I alone?

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Venting about anxiety and depression

This is one of the few places I can admit it, but some days it is all I can do to just keep living. I am not suicidal. Some days I accomplish more on the job than most people, but there is always the specter that I am not doing everything I want to do—at work, at home, anywhere.

#workingfromhome is even worse—enforcing boundaries and then feeling guilty about it. I am Executive Director of a non-profit and there are so many needs and so few unrestricted resources. The whole world seems topsy-turvy.

Thank god for good meds, a loving support system and a cuddly dog. I’ll get through this one day at a time, but I don’t have to like it. #Anxiety and #ChronicDepression are at painful levels exacerbated by world affairs and #COVID19.

There, I feel better for having just written it in a space where I won’t terrify my family, friends, coworkers and employer (all of whom love me though I can’t love myself), a place where I hope judgment will be suspended, and maybe someone will understand. #ThanksForListening .

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Zoom Insecurities

Does anyone else feel insecure without makeup on zoom meetings? My screen is so close up that I never feel like I look my best. I try to avoid negative self talk, but it’s hard. #zoom #workingfromhome #Anxiety #mentalillness #MentalHealth #negativeselftalk #positiveselftalk


COVID19 #CheckInWithMe

Although the #COVID19 nightmare has made things really hard for some people, I am finding that it is doing wonders for my #FamilyInteractions .
As a family unit, it is actually been a beneficial experience. My family has only been #workingfromhome for 2 weeks, but the way we are #communicating has already changed for the better.

Is anyone else finding little #SilverLinnings in #selfisolation ?


What I learnt about my fibromyalgia working from home

Fibromyalgia sucks. Being a spoonie sucks. But you already knew that, right?

I've heard from an array of medical professionals that I need to eat well, lose weight, exercise, pace myself and the usual wording. None of this meant anything to me. They couldn't understand the frustration and mourning I was going through, losing everything I was, but that's a story for another day.

January and February 2020 I was hit with an extremely painful gallbladder attack. Not only did I have gallstones, but also an infection which was spreading to the liver. I wasn't in a position I could afford being off work so I worked from home. The antibiotics did the trick but I was still having painful episodes. I was strangely okay with the change in routine. Probably because of the amount of pain I was in. I would sleep, work, maybe eat a small amount. That's it.

Back to work in March now I was feeling a bit better. A few weeks down the line the covid-19 situation escalates so back to working from home. It took just under one week to have a flare in my symptoms, specifically fatigue, brain fog and overall concentration. It took me some time to realise what was going on. It was the change in routine. I thought surely something that small couldn't affect it, right?

Then I broke it down. I was getting up later, going to bed later. The times I was eating changed , the times I was walking changed. The levels of my physical activity changed. The times I had my medication changed. Actually, everything changed.

It wasn't simply me doing some exercise that helped. It was the whole routine. Don't get me wrong, I still had days I felt like death, however it was so much more manageable. My alarm each day. My bus to work. My walk. Lunchtime. Hometime. Dinnertime. Medication. Everything was in a routine and changing this threw my body entirely out of sync to the point it caused a huge fatigue flare.

Everything inside me screamed to stay in bed and sleep all day. So I did for one day. Maybe the sleep helped clear some of that brain fog because that's when it clicked, I've changed everything I did overnight and that's a huge shock to the system.

So the next day, I got up for work, had my pills, introduced a bit more of my physical activity. Within a day I felt my fatigue levels drop. I'm not saying this is how everyone will react but this is when I realised just how important a routine is. Just how strict I have to be with myself.

7 years down the line and I'm still trying to figure this thing out.

#Spoonie #Fibromyalgia #COVID19 #workingfromhome #ChronicFatigue

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#quarantinethoughts #Dead or #bored #workingfromhome #Lazy

As I work from home, I noticed that I have the world's laziest coworker. I'm sure hes probly as sick of me as I am of him.


Rough Day

It's been a #Roughday with my #BackPain I've been #workingfromhome , and I'm not used to it. My back is so compressed. I've gone on the inversion table many times. Stretched out my back and pushed on my SI joint to cause an adjustment. Still don't feel the relief I'm trying to get. Rough done. Not getting any work done :(