08-10-2018 10:27 PM
Oh - yes - the gardening mojo - I have a brown elbow - my daughter inherited the gardening mojo from her Dad and my family - I don't know what happened to me - just not into it - and I have tried
Actually I have herbs and salad growing in pots in my back courtyard - they have reseeded and keep going from year to year because I don't scratch around in the pots - just pull some weeds - my daughter set the seedlings in some cases years ago and they just keep coming back - she has the green and magic fingers and the mojo
I love the vegies I grow for myself - or rather - my daughter starts for me
08-10-2018 11:00 PM
I was overwhelmed by grief of Mr D's attempt and subsequent surgeries @Adge when I lost my gardening mojo. Found myself pulling some weeds today after spotting some lilium and gladdies poking through and felt the need to liberate them. I have a feeling that it is somehow inextricably linked to some deeper emotions that I am not yet able to open myself up to.
12-10-2018 11:41 PM
Great suggestions, thank you. So important to recognise when we need some time out. I am getting better at doing it and recognising how draining the emotional rollercoaster can be. Feeling more comfortable acknowleding that.
13-10-2018 12:33 AM
Hi and welcome to the forums @Charlie16 .... 👋
I am falliing sleep here, so I need to go looking for my bed.
16-10-2018 03:13 PM
In the moment, stepping outside and grounding, to remember to bring myself back to presence by identifying the thought pattern within Schema Psych therapy. Critical Parent, vulnerable child or healthy adult. I would advise research on the topic or discussion with a therapist who can facilitate assist with the techniques.
Still at the beginning of learning this, mainly centered around negative self talk. Outside influences of stress can be different but its ultimately identifying how we are discussing it within ourselves at the time that can assist us to calm down.
Will write more as I'm continuously learning emotional regulation and techniques. I'd like to add I'm on heavy sedatives and needed them after 2 hospitalizations in 1 year due to suicide ideation.
16-10-2018 03:25 PM
Hi @Amberlulu and welcome to the forums .....
Thanks for your input on this thread, and it sure sounds like you’ve been going through a rough time of it ..... hopefully finding an outlet here will really help. It certainly has for me in my family situation. Can talk about things that are difficult to find an outlet for elsewhere.
How are you going @Charlie16 ?
20-10-2018 03:39 PM
feeling overwhelmed .....
i make sure I’ve had my meds for mood stabilising
wAtch a DVD on Netflix
or meditate guided meditation
listen to Bob Dylan
02-11-2018 05:48 PM
Great post for sifting through priorities. @Shaz51
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