Monday Blues

So it’s the first day back and the pressure has already begun. Had an anxiety-provoking situation towards the end of the day which unfortunately I cannot discuss on here. Let’s just say I was so anxious that on the drive back home and the 30 minutes before going for the fitness class, I was nauseous. I honestly thought I was going to throw up because of the anxiety. And that has only happened before a few exams in my undergrad and HSC. Sigh.

Unfortunately, it’s nothing I can control at the moment so I’ve resorted to praying. I tend to speak to God(s) when I can’t control things that worry me. As always my mind goes to the worst case scenario. And that’s never helpful.

On the plus side, I attended the first fitness circuit class. It was fun! And it helped with the anxiety for sure. Love those endorphins! It was fast paced and I felt muscles I hadn’t felt in yonks! I also realised just how unfit I am. Met some nice people too so looking forward to the next 8 weeks of this class and will probably continue each term. It also made me remember why I loved the gym so much. Especially the weights. I am going to try and save (once I sort the flatmate issue) and then see if I can afford a gym membership next year.

Work is getting to me though. I really think I need one full-time job rather than the two part-time ones. Oh well. In the mean time, I’m going to have to toughen up and deal with the shit dealt by clients.

Until next time,


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    October 19, 2009 at 1:56 pm

    have u ever lost ur cool with any of ur clients??ur a psychologist right?free

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    October 19, 2009 at 4:04 pm

    Mondays esp. after a good weekend is tough. All the best for today!

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    October 19, 2009 at 4:52 pm

    hugs hugs and more hugs…hope you ae feeling better..

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    October 20, 2009 at 12:55 am

    Sorry you had a bad day, Psych Babbler. I too am a worse-case scenario gal initially, until I decide that there’s nothing to be done but decide to be happy and let the cards fall! This is probably right up your alley, but another mental health professional once gave me a breakthrough moment when discussing a particullarly distressing family conflict by reminding me we cannot control other people, or things that happen to us, only our reaction to them. It was wonderful for poor little Control Freak me to realise I could control something at least, if only my reations and responses!!

    And good one you for the circuit class – it’s something I sorely need to get back into too.

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    October 20, 2009 at 6:16 am

    I hope you’re ok. xxxx

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    October 20, 2009 at 6:53 am

    *hugs* Hope you are feeling much better by now…

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    October 20, 2009 at 8:54 am

    That’s awesome how dedicated you are to working out! Weights are amazing, try investing in two 5lb weights to use at home. They do amazing things when it comes to toning your arms – if you use it right. 🙂 <3

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    October 20, 2009 at 12:55 pm

    Dropping by to offer my support.

    Chin up! 😀

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    October 20, 2009 at 10:56 pm

    Look at the “bad” days and notice the blessing within them. I have come to find they are always there if I take time to look.

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    October 21, 2009 at 4:23 am

    Chalo I am glad you are finding peace in exercising. It is very very refreshing. Keep it up and this too will pass. Cheer up!

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    Psych Babbler
    October 21, 2009 at 10:19 am

    @ Soin: Nope…not until Tuesday when I was really firm with a kid because the kid was being extremely disrespectful. Had to take a teacher stance with them.

    @ Solilo: Thanks 🙂

    @ Titaxy: Thanks heaps 🙂

    @ Quixotic: Welcome! And you know what, that’s pretty much what I tell my clients! Esp when they complain about other girls being princesses and that getting them angry etc. Wish I would listen to myself! 😛

    @ Melissa: Thanks! I managed to sort out the anxiety provoking situation 🙂

    @ LadyinRed: Thanks I am 🙂

    @ Archana: Yeah I loved the weights. Looking at investing in a pair

    @ Pheebs: Welcome and thanks 🙂

    @ MPH: I try…but sometimes I fail

    @ G: Thanks 🙂 It has passed…

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    October 27, 2009 at 11:49 am

    good going with the gym..prayers for you PB 🙂

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    Psych Babbler
    November 2, 2009 at 9:32 am

    @ Ani: Thanks 🙂

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