Journal Entry: December 15, 2012
I thought today was going to be an awesome day. I didn't quite wake up when I wanted, nor did anyone wake me up as requested. The good thing, I still got my stuff done.
I made it to Home Depot to buy the paint and had the livingroom and dining room painted: a darker, warmer golden yellow. I love it!
Then we received terrible news. Someone close to us attempted suicide this morning. My heart is heavy and tears are in my eyes. They are physically OK at the moment; however, will be institutionalized for a while. Did I see this coming? Not to this extreme, but there have been emotional outbursts.
They were seeing a therapist and on a mild antidepressant. The issue with that, it clearly wasn't working. It is important that you are open and honest with your caregivers. If you are not comfortable enough with them to do so, then find someone you can speak to openly. Track your feelings with a journal. Figure out your stressors/triggers. It is very well possible the medication you are taking may not be the right fit for you.
My thoughts are on them this evening. I have been watching movies with my grandchildren and cuddling with them. With the events of the past few days, it is important to be thankful for the very life you have been given; even if it isn't perfect.
Yes, I have been hugging my children and Mr. Man as well. Drawing strength from their support.
What do you do to relieve emotional distress?