Day 5

Struggling to understand myself

I'd love to get some oomph back into my life. Between work, parenting, running a household and trying to maintain my social networks, I feel that I don't manage to spin any of these plates well enough. Part of me wonders why I bother trying to maintain relationships with others, as they do not seem to bring me happiness or fulfillment - just another way for me to feel inadequate. I am facing a family gathering tomorrow with trepidation. I usually look forward to doing things socially only to end up feeling awkward and anxious the whole time and wishing for it to be over . I don't even understand this myself . Why can't I just be happy? I have plenty more than most .

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  • Plume de nom Plume de nom
    6 days ago

    I hope that the family gathering goes smoothly.

    Sometimes we can put too many expectations on ourselves, too much pressure.

    There was a page I looked at before writing my journal the other day, about finding ourselves. It might help you. If you read mine and Google the person's name that I quoted...

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  • soulcry soulcry
    3 days ago

    Thank you Plume. It went as I kind of expected tbh. I ended up sat between 2 conversations and part of neither! Thank you for the recommendation, I will check it out.

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