05-19-2018 12:49 PM
05-19-2018 05:26 PM
It's such a tough time to get through, especially when you're feeling unsupported @Caz01. I can relate to that feeling at the moment.
We're going through a period where I'm feeling very unsupported with the anxiety my daughter's been going through to do with an upcoming work placement for tafe. Her psychiatrist decided to take her off her medication last week despite knowing how highly stressed my daughter is which saw her not attend tafe again this week.
I have given up work, friends, everything to be here for my daughter over the last 5 years and feeling very unsupported and overwhelmed with it all.
I'm a single mum too, my daughter's father isn't around, and my daughter won't stay with family members so I understand how exhausting and full-on it can be.
Do you do anything for self-care to help you get through and to try and bolster your energy levels? I try and get out for a walk and I do tai chi twice a week which helps me keep going.
05-19-2018 06:02 PM
05-19-2018 09:18 PM
That's so lovey of you to say @Breez-RO, thank you
I love tai chi. It's very calming and involves slow controlled movements which exercises the body, calms the mind and focuses your energy, so yes, does encompass mindfulness. There are some moves in tai chi that are more aggressive but the classes I attend are more about gentle exercise and balancing mind, body and soul.
05-20-2018 01:01 AM
05-20-2018 06:56 AM
05-20-2018 11:18 PM
I hear you, it's a very lonely place to be dealing with a daughter that has anxiety issues (a others),
I find at times my daughter's anxiety causes me to have my own anxiety because it can affect everyday plans and you never know what mood type the anxiety will cause. I am sure my blood pressure goes thru the roof at these times. And I find it ever so difficult to find the right words, when I want to say"get over it and just do it"
Some times there are tears, anger, violence towards me and objects.
I found "Helping Minds" which is for the carers of people with mental or physical problems.
It really is just a place for you to laugh, complain and cry.. They provide empathy, but that might help you...