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Posted: Friday, December 23, 2016 11:18 AM
Joined: 12/3/2016
Posts: 374

Merry Christmas to all!  I had such a great day yesterday.  I went out shoppinng for my husband with my daughter-in-law and my granddaughter.  First time I've been out without my husband in ???  I felt great and did really well.  Well as often happens the next day I 'm not having a very good day today.  Feeling very frustrated.  We 're having a gathering tomorrow night and I have so much to do.  My son and his family live with and as usual no one wants to pitch in. My husband is working a half day and will help out this afternoon and tomorrow.

I am just feeling a lot of confusion and frustation today and guess I just needed to vent.  I made a list of things I need to get done and will just cross them off as I get them done.  Guess I just wish that the family would be more understanding and cooperative.  Well time to get on with my day.  Thanks for listening. 


Iris L.
Posted: Friday, December 23, 2016 2:24 PM
Joined: 12/15/2011
Posts: 18362

I have learned to pace myself.  If I have a busy day scheduled, I try to keep the preceding day quiet, so that I will have energy.  Also, I plan to rest the next day after a day of activity.

 It's okay to accommodate your illness, even if no one else does.

Iris L.

Posted: Friday, December 23, 2016 8:53 PM
Joined: 7/24/2015
Posts: 3020

Going out stress and exhaust matter how well we did when out.  It can take a few days recover. 

Like you, I busy also with holidays...and I have push self forward - but...but some things can no be forced, and the more I force myself do (in times like this) the less productive I end up being.

I find DOWNTIME work real well re-charge me, keep go.  I try recharge with opposite.  Example, stores loud, busy, many people QUIET time me, alone, no movement - helps.  It used take me some hours this recharge....but with a years practice, I now can recharge fair quickly with a little of it.

Dementia (another of its gifts) will forcibly teach you be patient you self.  Resistance is way or another, one with dementia become patient themselves. 

Hopefully tomorrow be a better day you.