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Discussion in 'Accountability Partners' started by artifact, Nov 24, 2018.
Checking in. Struggling today
Thanks dude you too!!
Hi, can I join the group?
I have read the rules and would like to join this group.
Morning all, checking in
Been struggling alot lately. You can probably tell as I've been lingering at the bottom of the leader board. I was doing well for the first half of March and then slipped back in to my usual PMO cycle.
I was intending to flip everything around in March. No PMO, start eating more healthy and get in to a workout routine.
I started making myself get up early and exercising before work. Usually, forcing myself to exercise works. Even if I don't feel like it, when I get moving I generate energy and start enjoying it. But it just wasn't happening for me.
A couple of days ago I realised that something I was doing could be having a negative impact. For the last month I was taking ashwagandha for anxiety. I did some research and found some people were experiencing low energy and lack of interest in doing things which is how I had been feeling. I've stopped taking it and have started to feel less lazy. Apparently the effects can take a few days to wear off.
My last PMO happened after a stressful day at work and I didn't even feel the motivation to try and stop myself, I just went ahead and did it without hesitation. You know things are bad when you can't even be bothered.
Today marks the beginning of a new month which always brings new motivation for me so I need to seize the day and use this to better myself.
Thursday check-in. No triggers for 4 days now.
Checking in. Feeling much better today after a few days of a cold. No major triggers, and happy that I managed some difficult relational moments without being tempted to use PMO to cope. Continuing to work on embracing difficult emotions, and letting them be part of my experience.
I didn't keep myself busy today and so I relapsed again.
Just a regular check-in. No major urges or life stressors, just business as usual but I feel good and focused. We'll see how I do when life's real tests come up, but in the meantime I think living right on the good days will hopefully result in benefits in the long run.
Happy Easter everyone.
Hello movin'onup. The group is currently full but I have added you to the waiting list.
I know you will have success soon. My best streaks always happened after I hit bottom and became disgusted with myself. (Knock on wood.)
Thanks. I do feel disappointed in myself for my self destructive behaviour. I've become so lazy and and I'm not looking after myself like I should. I need to plan my weekend and get up at a decent time to make the most of it.
Checking in. The sickness lingers but I hope I'm past the point where it totally sucks my energy and I can get back to the more active parts of my self-care. Had some vivid triggering dreams last night, but thankfully fatherhood didn't give me any time to dwell on them and I'm feeling solid now. Happy Friday everyone.
Weak and weary but that's expected.
Happy to report 8 days completed.
I do feel triggered by someone we hung out with last night, and in addition I had a bad night of sleep because my daughter woke up multiple times.
A very noticeable trigger combined with being tired is just the perfect set up for a relapse. Of course, being aware of this is the first step, and I am making a plan for the next couple of days to focus my energy (or what is left of it) on more productive endeavors while also taking care of myself.
Just checking in...the streak continues despite some stress recently so I'm feeling happy
Finally first week down.
I need to internalize a script when I feel like I just don't care.
"I may not care right now, but I'll care tommorow."
@freewilly - You have been added to the member ranking. Welcome to the group!