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   Posted 12/13/2009 2:30 PM (GMT -7)   
Trying to finish applications.  I need to write two statements about how wonderful I am.  I am tired of working on them and the deadline is Tuesday at midnight.  I was just rudely scolded by a co worker for answering a question my boss asked me.  Would get up from writing to clean the house, but I am oh so sore from the party Friday night.  Just in a blah mood and wish it would go away.  It is hard to write passionate meaningful essays about how wonderful I am when my confidence level seems to be sinking.  drats.  how do I get out of this funk?  There is no time for this.

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   Posted 12/13/2009 4:30 PM (GMT -7)   
I gave up on the housecleaning and hired housekeepers once a week until the end of the year. I get the piles of papers cleaned up - stuff housekeepers can't do - and I feel so much better by the time they leave. Oh, and I take tramadol. When I'm not in horrible pain I feel lots better too.

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   Posted 12/13/2009 5:35 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi there,
It is hard to write good things about ourselves.  We are our own worst critics.  Maybe if you pretend you are writing it about somebody else that might help.  Or pretend that you are another person writing about you.  Just a thought.  I guess you really have to look outside of the box on this one.  That seems awful difficult to do.  What a project...
I couldn't afford to have somebody else clean my house.  I would break it up into a few small jobs and give yourself a certain amount of time to work on them.  When you are done, take a break or go back to your other project.  Hope that this helps. 
Hugs, Karen
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   Posted 12/13/2009 5:35 PM (GMT -7)   
Sue,I think you are overtired right now and that makes it more diificult to write. You will
feel better about writing after you have rested.

You could write about your most valued accomplishment, what it took to get it done and
how it personally affected you. That would surely show your strengths.

The housework can always wait. Get some rest and feel better.

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   Posted 12/13/2009 8:19 PM (GMT -7)   
Just write an outline for now. Tomorrow you can finish them.


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   Posted 12/13/2009 11:47 PM (GMT -7)   
I got the biggest part done. I even straightened out the house, did laundry and went grocery shopping. Now I am flaring even worse! I can barely walk or sit or anything. I emailed in sick just now so I can rest tomorrow and finish my apps. There is no way I can commute 3 hours and walk from the parking garage to my office and work all day.


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   Posted 12/14/2009 8:52 PM (GMT -7)   
Pretend you are writing about someone else. Or pretend you are someone else, a family member or friend perhaps, and you are writing about you, but from their view. I find it a lot easier if I'm not me.

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   Posted 12/15/2009 12:26 AM (GMT -7)   
Smart move, Sue! Isn't is amazing how 'the office' survives when we can't make it

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   Posted 12/15/2009 5:01 AM (GMT -7)   
Good for you, Sue, for taking time for yourself! That is a very smart move, and you will feel so much better for it! Your fibro family is here for you!
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