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How am I? Hopeful, a little nervous, and tired of struggling

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How am I? Hopeful, a little nervous, and tired of struggling on my own in isolation. I'm here at the +sg Hoarding online support group for the first time, today, Wednesday, Feb 12th. I'm fairly tech savvy, but would really appreciate group members sharing with me how the +sg site and the Hoarding group work. Any shared information, practical advice, suggestions are welcome. Thanks!

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Feb 16

@aneeta I couldn't agree more. The mind work of hoarding is equally as important as the physical work. The problem I have with that is what my husband expects from me in the physical decluttering arena. I am satisfied with some progress but he keeps wanting more. In fairness to him, I did oromise that when we bought a new house 3 years ago, it wouldn't get as bad as our old house. That wasn't cleaned to his satisfaction until I was preparing for the move. I'm having a bad few days so I asked him to lay off today and he did. Guess it helped. I have depression too so it's challenging to motivate myself.

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Feb 16

I'm glad you communicated your need to your husband, he heard you, and responded positively to your request. At times, my depression can feel insurmountable, and motivation at such a distance, I stretch to reach and just can't grasp. There will be days that I won't... perhaps just can't... accomplish anything. Emotionally beating myself up with negative internal messages won't change a thing... and most certainly won't lead to becoming motivated. So I just have to take a step back and accept myself right where I'm at, imperfect, flawed, weak, reminding myself that the primary constant in life is change. This too shall pass.

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Feb 16

@aneeta
What's true in one moment, may not be in the next. Weakness transformed into strength. Self-love, self-regard, resiliency becoming the wind under one's wings. The pause was but temporary. A bird alighted on a branch now flies.

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