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Re: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .

Post by lingua_franca » Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:34 am

I know. I'm so excited. :D

1.) I'm less happy about the friend of a friend who asked for a second date, seemed very keen in conversation, and then ignored the subsequent messages in which I tried to confirm a day and time. If you are not interested any longer, just say. I will not be offended. I will be more offended by being ignored. It isn't a pleasant feeling.
2.) The auxiliary cat is here. He is ensconced in the bathroom. He hisses and flattens his ears when I go near. That is a bit offputting when you're trying to use the loo. My existing cat is quite relaxed. I'm not sure she's realised there is another animal here, as she is not famous for her great powers of thought. Earlier on she heard the newcomer using his litter tray, so she dashed off to her own tray, as if to check there were no intruders there.
3.) My attempts not to bite off more than I can chew were successful for all of three months. Once again I'm swamped with things. Still, three months is a better break than anything I've managed before.
4.) I started seeing a therapist this week. She frustrated me by expressing surprise that someone with autism would work in this field. I always feel as if I need to justify myself or demonstrate my skills when people say that. Then again, I have come to therapy partly to help me challenge my feelings of inadequacy, so by telling her that I felt she was casting doubt on my capabilities I did get to the heart of the issue. Perhaps it will help.
5.) I need to be up ridiculously early tomorrow and I'm not in the mood.
"Suppose a tree fell down, Pooh, when we were underneath it?"
"Suppose it didn't," said Pooh, after careful thought.
Piglet was comforted by this.
- A.A. Milne.

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Re: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .

Post by nomnom » Mon Jan 14, 2019 12:46 pm

1. Despite my best efforts to start the year with clarity, peace and stability, life had other plans for me. Although not as terrible as last year, I found myself feeling quite sad and I couldn't identify why when generally most things in my life had been going well.

2. The one thing that did come to mind was my unstable and uncertain relationship which after 4 years of ups and downs still seems to be growing in the same direction. No matter what I do or how hard I try to manage this, things just keep happening making the situation/problems worse. I wouldn't mind so much if some things were resolved at the same time but this is not the case. My choices are to either take full control regardless of the impact this may have or to continue 'go with the flow' which has really been getting on my nerves! I just want a simple life...

3. I'm also investing more time in to thinking about buying a house, looking around and arranging some viewings in the near future. This is of course a distraction but a useful one.

4. I am not sleeping very well. I am waking up 2-3 times a night for no reason. I am hoping going back to the gym this week will resolve this issue.

5. *sigh*
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Re: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .

Post by MindfulPsych » Mon Jan 21, 2019 8:55 pm

1. The waiting regarding DClin is making me feel on edge already.
2. Feeling in a stronger position this year in terms of my application... so we will see!
3. I have plan B :mrgreen:
4. Is it normal to want to eat beans on toast this much!? :lol:
5. The radiators in this office are on so high I feel like I'm abroad... I'm not complaining though!

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Re: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .

Post by lingua_franca » Sat Jan 26, 2019 5:53 pm

1.) I have a really great bunch of MSc students this year. I look forward to our seminars because I know I'm certain to learn something interesting myself, and I'm excited about reading my supervisees' dissertations - they have come up with fascinating ideas, and one is considering developing hers into a PhD. I really hope she does. I want to see what she finds.
2.) I am in psychoanalytic psychotherapy, as recommended by the course I'm doing with the Tavi. I'm not sure what to make of it so far. The therapist said sagely that she thinks "some anger will come out" in our sessions. Personally I wouldn't tell a client what I expected to see from them in such a direct way, in case they felt pigeon-holed, or they obligingly tried to produce the reactions they thought I wanted. (My reaction is the opposite - now I feel a perverse urge to amble into her consulting room like a friendly sloth and maintain the demeanour throughout!)
3.) It's bucketing down with rain, but I have nothing in for tea and I need to go shopping. I'm also running low on cat food, which the furry stomach on legs won't thank me for. I will lure myself out with the temptation of hot chocolate.
4.) I miss playing cello. I don't have time for lessons at the moment and I split my week between two different towns, so I can't even practise daily.
5.) A good friend is coming from America to stay for a week. She gets picturesque snowy winters where she lives. By comparison, England in February isn't the most attractive thing, and I hope she won't be disappointed. Her requirements are fairly modest (to see a castle). She hasn't asked to do anything else special. At least that should be indoorsy enough. Now to locate a castle.
"Suppose a tree fell down, Pooh, when we were underneath it?"
"Suppose it didn't," said Pooh, after careful thought.
Piglet was comforted by this.
- A.A. Milne.

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Re: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .

Post by workingmama » Mon Feb 11, 2019 3:03 pm

1. Revision time for a CPD thing I'm doing this year has eaten my life. Cannot wait until this thing is over. NEVER AGAIN!
2. I ate eggs for breakfast and my goodness, they really do keep you full for longer. Felt brim full for ages.
3. Bought lots of lovely second hand bits on Ebay this weekend and looking forward to delivery days.
4. Sadly accepted that a friendship that was sorely tested last year is not right for me anymore, even if it did show signs of being revivable. Always sad to say goodbye to things like that, but getting more pragmatic about keeping only the right things/people in my life.
5. Loving Pinterest at the moment. So much fun finding things that cost nothing and bring pleasure.
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Re: 5 things I'm thinking today. . .

Post by miriam » Fri Feb 15, 2019 4:22 am

1. I have been very busy recently, and my sleep is all out of sync. I need some time to rest and rejuvenate, eat clean, exercise and to catch up on all those appointments that are waiting for a gap (dentist, asthma nurse, flue jab, and ideally a physio massage). I am very much looking forward to our mini-break next week, but a lot to get done before we go, and family visiting on the weekend.
2. I want to declutter our house a bit, and start to tackle the stuff we have in storage in the garage since we moved. I like the KonMari questions "does this spark joy?" and "is this part of the future I want?" as a way of breaking the "is it possible I might need this in the future?" or even worse "shouldn't I make sure I get my money's worth out of this now I have it?" ways of thinking that stop me parting from things.
3. I am enjoying doing a pottery class. I melted some glass into pieces I was glazing last week, and I am really quite pleased with the results.
4. I didn't get the big grant I applied for. However, my cup is still half full as I got a smaller grant, and I have also signed up some new customers, so I still feel like the business is progressing.
5. We must get on with doing our house extension and repairs this year. We've spent 2.5 years trying to get planning permission for various designs, but I'm now at the point where I think we will probably build the design that had planning when we bought the house. I just want to get something done, and I'm sure however we build the structure we can tweak the finishes and interior design to be something we enjoy.
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