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If there was ever a time that we could all empathise then this would probably be that time. 

TBH  i'm on a pretty much levelled out now but a few months ago i was finding that everything was starting to piss me off. At the same time i realised that most of it was centred around current events so i just stopped reading and watching the news and just started binge watching TV shows as a way of stopping my mind from wandering onto other things. It seems to have worked, i do watch the news but have stopped obsessing over everything that going on and just take every day as it comes.

Work helps as well, being self employed i work as many hours as i feel like and have been so busy that i have little time for anything else.  I also love audio books which is another way of just switching off and zoning into another world.

My missus is head of HR and metal health has really started to become a part of her role now. Throughout the whole furlough thing she has had to deal with employees that have struggled to cope, mainly it's been arranging appointments with councillors that are contracted to the firm she works for.Like you have indicated, it's not just work, it's life in general that they feel is turning to shit.

I also have a couple of friends that are struggling too. One lady who is a friend to us both is really struggling now. She got taken to hospital with throat problems a week or so ago. Turns out she had an ulcer in her throat and now they are saying she needs an operation urgently. On Monday morning we realised we had a couple of missed calls in the early hours of the morning and it turns out she has totally lost the plot. Is now convinced the doctors are trying to poison her and plotting against her and tried to discharge herself. The doctors refused and she called the police and was eventually allowed to leave. The hospital are saying she needs this operation and made arrangements for a consultation at another hospital. Her sister finally after many hours persuaded her to go yesterday evening, we are just waiting to here how that has played out.

It's not nice to admit it but i spoke with my missus yesterday and told her we can't get involved in this. I've been through a similar thing with a friend before and when it's mental health it just drains you. You spend hours trying to talk sense into people and when you finally think you've got through you find the next day they are right back to square one. She needs professional help.

In short i'm saying that i don't know enough about you to suggest things you could try. But i do know you should find change something and try to distract yourself from the things that make you feel down. It may be exercise, a hobby, gaming or just anything that gives you something else to focus on. You should do it now before a problem that is controllable becomes one that isn't. If that fails then try talking to a professional person. There's no shame in it in this day and age but you should do all you can and take care of yourself.

 

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10 hours ago, daz2905 said:

If there was ever a time that we could all empathise then this would probably be that time. 

TBH  i'm on a pretty much levelled out now but a few months ago i was finding that everything was starting to piss me off. At the same time i realised that most of it was centred around current events so i just stopped reading and watching the news and just started binge watching TV shows as a way of stopping my mind from wandering onto other things. It seems to have worked, i do watch the news but have stopped obsessing over everything that going on and just take every day as it comes.

Work helps as well, being self employed i work as many hours as i feel like and have been so busy that i have little time for anything else.  I also love audio books which is another way of just switching off and zoning into another world.

My missus is head of HR and metal health has really started to become a part of her role now. Throughout the whole furlough thing she has had to deal with employees that have struggled to cope, mainly it's been arranging appointments with councillors that are contracted to the firm she works for.Like you have indicated, it's not just work, it's life in general that they feel is turning to shit.

I also have a couple of friends that are struggling too. One lady who is a friend to us both is really struggling now. She got taken to hospital with throat problems a week or so ago. Turns out she had an ulcer in her throat and now they are saying she needs an operation urgently. On Monday morning we realised we had a couple of missed calls in the early hours of the morning and it turns out she has totally lost the plot. Is now convinced the doctors are trying to poison her and plotting against her and tried to discharge herself. The doctors refused and she called the police and was eventually allowed to leave. The hospital are saying she needs this operation and made arrangements for a consultation at another hospital. Her sister finally after many hours persuaded her to go yesterday evening, we are just waiting to here how that has played out.

It's not nice to admit it but i spoke with my missus yesterday and told her we can't get involved in this. I've been through a similar thing with a friend before and when it's mental health it just drains you. You spend hours trying to talk sense into people and when you finally think you've got through you find the next day they are right back to square one. She needs professional help.

In short i'm saying that i don't know enough about you to suggest things you could try. But i do know you should find change something and try to distract yourself from the things that make you feel down. It may be exercise, a hobby, gaming or just anything that gives you something else to focus on. You should do it now before a problem that is controllable becomes one that isn't. If that fails then try talking to a professional person. There's no shame in it in this day and age but you should do all you can and take care of yourself.

 

Appreciate the reply bud. Trying to please everyone at the same time used to be an art form

Work.wants more work, home wants more me. Cant please anybody at the moment.

 

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I think everyone's went through the same feeling over the last few months mate.

My exercise class instructor has been doing weekly zoom meetings, giving us challenges to do etc but she also talks about mental health and we all have said the same thing about being randomly annoyed for nothing. Good few relationships where getting tested because if it for those living with someone. Mostly just down to being bored, cooped up in the house for ages and getting on one another's nerves.

I did the same as daz and stopped watching news and all the doom and gloom stuff and just focused on keeping occupied.  (Currently doing about 300 miles a month on my bike)

 

Thankfully it'll pass though mate

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