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Taking a break

(25 Posts)
Scribbles Mon 16-Mar-20 17:03:10

I thought I should let you all know that I'm taking a break from GN for a while in the interests of my own mental health.

All the negative emotions of grief and loneliness have combined with stress and anxiety over the wretched CV19 and I find I'm going around in circles, reading endless opinions and speculations and some facts and I am becoming incoherent and irrational much of the time. I have also turned off my radio for 23 out of 24 hours because that's just another source of stress-inducing white noise.

For some reason, these things are almost addictive but I know they're not doing me any good so I am going to get some counselling and try to have a few weeks of calm reflection signed out of all my social media haunts.

I need to grieve; I need to get my head straight and, I hope, when I've done that, I'll be back. So many of you have been so kind and supportive during the past few weeks and I'm truly grateful for your friendship. I know many of you have much worse problems than me and I can only wish you all well and hope for a virus-free future for us all, very soon.

Beechnut Mon 16-Mar-20 17:09:06

Take good care of yourself Scribbles x

Oopsadaisy3 Mon 16-Mar-20 17:09:54

So sorry * scribbles* I hope you come back soon. It can be overwhelming to read so many posts about the current situation, as you say, you have enough going on at the moment.

I hope you find some peace speaking one to one to somebody, the internet can’t always take the place of a person or a hug.

Best wishes to you

Callistemon Mon 16-Mar-20 17:09:59

Scribbles I know what a dreadful time you have had lately and it does seem to be all misery on here at the moment, which is the last thing you need right now.

I do hope you can find the help you need and that you have people around you who are kind and supportive.

We hope to see you back again to let us know how you are when you're ready, even if you just pop in occasionally.


Auntieflo Mon 16-Mar-20 18:31:27

Scribbles, just adding another virtual shoulder.
I know it is not actually any practical help, but as Callistemon says, I hope you can get the help you do need.
Stay safe, and we hope to see you when you are able to return.

janeainsworth Mon 16-Mar-20 18:36:32

Scribbles flowers
I know it will be a long haul for you and it won't be a matter of feeling better soon.
But I hope the period of reflection combined with a supportive counsellor will help you on your journey.
Come back soon.

merlotgran Mon 16-Mar-20 18:40:16

Take care of yourself, Scribbles. Come back to gransnet if and when you think it will help you.

Best Wishes.xx

Susan56 Mon 16-Mar-20 18:45:59

Take care Scribbles.Sending you love,strength,thoughts and prayers💐

GrannyGravy13 Mon 16-Mar-20 18:46:03

Your GN pals will be here waiting for you Scribbles be kind to yourself.

A special something each day, may be a relaxing bath, taking your tea back to bed with a book, not feeling guilty if you feel like doing nothing at all flowers

cornergran Mon 16-Mar-20 18:50:07

Take care of yourself scribbles, we’ll be thinking of you.

lemongrove Mon 16-Mar-20 18:52:23

Yes, we’ll be here when you return Scribbles and understand why you need the break.
It’s been a terrible time for you and you need some time out for sorting out emotions and reflection.💐

ginny Mon 16-Mar-20 18:52:49

TKe care. 💐

MerylStreep Mon 16-Mar-20 19:20:21

I think that's the wisest thing you can do at this time.
I was going to ask if you've thought about going to a retreat but in present circumstances that's probably not possible.
But when these troubling times are over you might want to look at this option.
I have 2 friends who are therapists and both go on retreats to get their minds back on track.
I wish you well 🌺🌷🌸💐

kittylester Mon 16-Mar-20 19:25:13

Take care scribbles and come back if, and when, you feel able.

mumofmadboys Mon 16-Mar-20 19:29:30

Be gently with yourself Scribbles and remember recovery will slowly come x

SilverDarlings12 Mon 16-Mar-20 19:38:14

Thinking of you Scribbles while you take some recovery
time for yourself. +++

Doodle Mon 16-Mar-20 19:41:50

scribbles so much has happened recently, no wonder you need to shut down for a bit. Please take care of yourself and know that we will be pleased to have you back whenever you feel like posting again. Sending you love and prayers flowers

Sark Mon 16-Mar-20 20:29:20

Be kind to yourself Scribbles flowers

dragonfly46 Mon 16-Mar-20 22:40:50

So sorry to hear this Scribbles but you need to take care of yourself. We will all be here when you feel ready to come back xx

M0nica Mon 16-Mar-20 22:52:32

Scribbles, how wise. Take care of yourself, come back when you are ready. We will not forget you.

BlueBelle Mon 16-Mar-20 22:54:50

Thank you for telling us Scribbles and I hope you feel a lot clearer and calmer soon
I m with you all the way I can no longer listen to my much loved radio as it’s just a constant drip drip drip even on here there is far too much it should be confined to one thread
My news feed is just taken over with about 20 threads
I know it news but it’s not doing any of us any good in my opinion to keep going over and over it

Grandmafrench Mon 16-Mar-20 22:56:59

How sensible you are, Scribbles, to recognise that you need to care just for yourself now and take all the time you need to heal. We're all wishing hard for you to feel strong and well again. flowers

Curlywhirly Mon 16-Mar-20 22:58:36

Take care and hope you find the counselling helps thanks

Ginny42 Mon 16-Mar-20 23:11:06

Sorry you feel so low Scribbles, but it's absolutely normal. You are right, you need to grieve and you are very wise to seek support. Thinking of you. x flowers

SueDonim Mon 16-Mar-20 23:44:08

Thinking of you, Scribbles. flowers