Aww! Your dog sounds gorgeous!
Ah yes, sometimes despite all our hard work to overcome something, we can still seem to end up back at square one. But don’t be disheartened. Rather, be reassured in the proof that you did conquer the negative voice before so you can absolutely do it again. Often, we can come back even stronger the next time around too.
Yes, my niece lives close by so I get to see her every week which is lovely.
It’s positive that you are able to identify the negative voice and separate it from yourself. That’s the first step. Keep challenging and rejecting it. Where are you thinking of volunteering? Sounds like a great idea to me!
Well done for forcing yourself to go into work. You should be proud of yourself! That’s not easy sometimes!
You said you ‘generally suffer’ with tiredness. I’d suggest a blood test to check out your iron and thyroid levels? Are you taking any vitamins? I used to take Floradix tablets that help with tiredness and low mood. The tiredness could be a side effect of the meds, yeah. It’s also a very common side effect of depression. I get days out exhaustion from too much physical and mental exertion and stress, but that’s just me!
Hope you’ve had a lovely weekend.