Just curious... how does everyone deal with the day to day grind emotionally?
I know I've been a bit (or okay, a lot) intense about trying to get things under control.. that seems to be how I'm handling the initial shock.. but some days are easier than others.
I know that exercising makes me feel better in general, but by the end of the work 'night' these past couple weeks, all I have desire to do is simply go to bed.
What do you do? Do you have personal favorite quotes that help keep you positive and on the up and up?
Please don't post negativity, I'm already really good at that without anyone's help. :)
I think if I had to do 24 hour shifts... I would just quit, LOL. Will be glad when I have no more overnights. I like consistent schedules but this two weeks on day schedule and two weeks on overnights is murderous for me right now. Grr. BUT, almost done..
It's hard to keep the schedule on the one day we have 'off' because it's the only day I can see any friends, family, or my boyfriend!
OMG do I have some really bad days there but I always try to look at the glass as 1/2 full. On bad days??? I think well atleast I'm alive and breathing. Not taking anything away from the emotinal part of D but trying to find my way to smile and laugh.
I like to think of the song, "Accentuate the Positive" and the positive phrases in the song like:
Accentuate the Positive...
Latch on to the Affirmative...
Spread Joy out to the Maximum...
Also keep in mind that you are newly diagnosed - therefore, you are a relative baby. I like to think about watching a baby learning to walk. At first, it seems like walking will never happen, but over time (and lots of spills, crashes, bumps, bruises and tears) the baby not only walks but runs.
Finally, remember the past is over, the future hasn't yet arrived, so all you have is this moment. Live it to the fullest.