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    Princess Sparkles Paula's Avatar
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    . Can you talk to Citizens Advice about what you need to do?
    Sometimes the best thing you can do is not think, not wonder, not imagine, not obsess. Just breathe and have faith that everything will work out for the best.

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    Not "nagging" really... Suzi's Avatar
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    I'm glad the counselling is going ok - have you been honest about how hard you are finding the advice to follow?
    Talk to the CAB and get some advice lovely...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Suzi View Post
    I'm glad the counselling is going ok - have you been honest about how hard you are finding the advice to follow?
    Talk to the CAB and get some advice lovely...
    I'm pretty OK with the process/knowledge side and at worse case, I can have a benefits advisor at my housing association do everything for me. I don't want to call them just yet because if I do it myself, I can stick my chest out and say I did it. Sounds a little silly but it's all part of help myself. I've the number I need to call for ESA ready for when the office opens later today.

    I have only had one in-depth session with the counsellor - the first appointment was more of an introduction. I see her next week (due to a clash of medical appointments) so I've another week to try to put some of her advice into practise. In short, she gave me ideas and suggestions for how to break down tasks that overwhelm me into smaller chunks but I'm struggling with giving myself that push to get started. For example, if I say I'm going to wash the dishes, I might go to the kitchen even put the dishes in the sink and then a little voice will go, "why bother? they'll only get messy again" and all the energy I had to wash the dishes just disappears and I'm back on the sofa watching TV.

    I've another week before I see her so I've time. And, if it doesn't pan out then I can let her know and we can go from there.

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    Not "nagging" really... Suzi's Avatar
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    Doesn't sound silly at all!

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    Today I aim to be the best person I can be.
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    but today's best is more than good enough for today.

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    One step at a time, lovely, you will get there
    Sometimes the best thing you can do is not think, not wonder, not imagine, not obsess. Just breathe and have faith that everything will work out for the best.

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