Do you take it slow? Procrastinate untill you have 100 problems then freak out? I think thats what I’ve been doing because of my depression/anhedonia or whatnot. Really just looking for some words of advice. I think the serenity prayer is pretty good philosophy though if i could remember to apply it. I think my ability to problem solve hasn’t been that great. That’s when I feel like I’m a failure and can’t do anything right. Sort of in a malaise. Like, sometimes I feel maybe I will snap out of this and suddenly be high functioning, but I need to just face one problem at a time and build up some sefl confidence.
That sounds like good advise to me. Try journaling it might help.
I first freak out and yell and vent, then I calm down and write in my journal about it. Then I make lists and contact others and talk, and then pray about it. Then I make my decision
I can understand just how you feel because I have the same feelings. What I need to realize is that I really have been hurt. This is hard to know because it’s painful.
It helps to break down your tasks into roles:
I keep separate weekly to-do lists for each of my roles:
– take wife to dr
– buy small gift
- cat owner
– buy flea meds
– call about insurance
– wash bathroom carpets
– get gift for birthday party
– drive mother in law to senior center
– get flu shot
- car owner
– install windshield wipers
– check air in tires
– set date to go out with new friend
– pay deposit for holiday party
– write email to x about marketing
– try out new development system
…it helps to partition it this way otherwise one big to-do list gets pretty muddled and overwhelming.
…also roles will change in priority from time to time… in this example getting a flu shot or checking tire pressure might be more urgent and important.
Some things are projects too. “holiday party” is actually a pretty complicated project and needs to be broken down and needs help from others too.
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