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My work is my new distraction

Recently a friend of mine asked if I was ok. They meant it to. It came with the question that my life had been full of work recently and was I doing ok with that. My answer… yes

I completely agree that work can take over, whether it’s a passion or hobby, your own business, or a job full of overtime shifts. The difference is When it’s flexible you really can choose what you do. And I choose to enjoy what I do and stay busy.

For me I’ve gradually worked more and more over the past 18 months and I love it more and more every day. It’s my new distraction, or coping strategy or therapy or whatever you want to call it and it’s ok.

For many years I found ways to cope with the challenges in my head, some were at best unhealthy and at worse dangerous and damaging to me and my health. My kids have always been my security blankets, my saviours, the people stopping things from going too far and now I just have another strategy in between too.

You see I’m having fun working hard and being, dare I say it, good at something and I’m also a firm believer that you get out what you put in… so I’m putting a lot in!

Right now we are busier than ever, I sometimes cry out for a break, but it’s better to be busy than to be unwell and before this I was so mentally unwell, it’s sometimes hard to separate the two.

I feel like it really is a family and I’m missing them right now more than ever so thank you to the creator of zoom and Facebook for allowing me to continue to keep up with my teamies and friends and not feel alone

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