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Hi, my name is De38!

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De38
De38 Community member Posts: 8 Listener
Hello all.  Thought I'd join as you seem like some nice people. 

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  • Sandy_123
    Sandy_123 Scope Member Posts: 52,934 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi @De38 welcome to the forum  join jn with the conversations and games. 
  • janer1967
    janer1967 Community member Posts: 21,964 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi and welcome to the community from me too 
  • Hannah_Alumni
    Hannah_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,912 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hello @de38 Welcome to the community! :) How are you today? 
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  • De38
    De38 Community member Posts: 8 Listener
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    Hello @de38 Welcome to the community! :) How are you today? 
    Hello.  Im very low today, thanks for asking.  My mental state has such a physical effect on me, it zaps all energy out of me, and drains any motivation, incentive, and spark.
  • Hannah_Alumni
    Hannah_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,912 Disability Gamechanger
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    Oh @De38 I'm so sorry, do you have anyone that you can speak to?

    SHOUT are a really good organisation for mental health and are a 24/7 texting service. I find when I am zapped of energy I don't want to hold a conversation. So something like them really helps.

    You said you lose your motivation, incentive and spark. Is that your personality or do you also mean in like a hobbies way? 
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  • De38
    De38 Community member Posts: 8 Listener
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    Oh @De38 I'm so sorry, do you have anyone that you can speak to?

    SHOUT are a really good organisation for mental health and are a 24/7 texting service. I find when I am zapped of energy I don't want to hold a conversation. So something like them really helps.

    You said you lose your motivation, incentive and spark. Is that your personality or do you also mean in like a hobbies way? 
    I am an introvert by nature but very creative, more so in a past context.  While motivation is short-lived, I used to act on motivation, but have lost the fight to even act on it, maybe its because of lost purpose.
  • Hannah_Alumni
    Hannah_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,912 Disability Gamechanger
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    There is no lose of purpose when you are creative. Maybe a new outlet is needed? 

    What kind of creative things did you do before? :) I'm a very creative person too so I may geek out a little with you on different crafts, hobbies...etc. 
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  • De38
    De38 Community member Posts: 8 Listener
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    There is no lose of purpose when you are creative. Maybe a new outlet is needed? 

    What kind of creative things did you do before? :) I'm a very creative person too so I may geek out a little with you on different crafts, hobbies...etc. 
    Used to play Piano, produce own music, paint, draw, graphic digital art, cycling, fishing on beach.
  • Hannah_Alumni
    Hannah_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,912 Disability Gamechanger
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    Oh wow I've always wanted to learn the Piano <3 How did you come to get into that?

    Have you thought about sharing some of your artistic work on our Kaleidoscope gallery? We'd love to see :)
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  • De38
    De38 Community member Posts: 8 Listener
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    Oh wow I've always wanted to learn the Piano <3 How did you come to get into that?

    Have you thought about sharing some of your artistic work on our Kaleidoscope gallery? We'd love to see :)
    I was self taught from age 7, play by ear.  Been trying to get back into it after many years away.  My problem is my depression hit me so hard its difficult to find a gap long enough to do it.  All my past hobbies need time to get anything done.  I have time, but my mind is not letting me enjoy it.  Its like trying to be a runner who has got unfit, and when returning is expected to run in deep mud.  The mind can be a very cruel thing.
  • Tori_Scope
    Tori_Scope Scope Posts: 12,505 Disability Gamechanger
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     Its like trying to be a runner who has got unfit, and when returning is expected to run in deep mud.
    This is a really powerful analogy @de38 :) You have a way with words!

    Perhaps you could try setting yourself small goals. For example, to practise the piano for 5 minutes every other day, or do a 2 minute speed drawing twice a week?
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  • De38
    De38 Community member Posts: 8 Listener
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     Its like trying to be a runner who has got unfit, and when returning is expected to run in deep mud.
    This is a really powerful analogy @de38 :) You have a way with words!

    Perhaps you could try setting yourself small goals. For example, to practise the piano for 5 minutes every other day, or do a 2 minute speed drawing twice a week?
    Yes thats a good idea, thank you.  I find its helpful to be able to articulate these things both for myself to give clarity, and for others who may not relate or can muster up a connection to the general world in which we opperate.  I also make sure I am at the least doing what I can do to help matters such as to keep busy as to avoid dwelling on negative thoughts, and not get into a victum like state which may hold some truth in it, but not all that helpfull.
  • Tori_Scope
    Tori_Scope Scope Posts: 12,505 Disability Gamechanger
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    I find it helpful to write down my thoughts too @de38 :) Trying not to dwell on the negative thoughts can definitely be helpful yes. Sometimes it's helpful to 'pause' and challenge them, too. 

    Let us know how you get on with your goals!
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