My mood has since my optimistic points of last week. Have used my new short Wrap to try to check up on myself, and to take the needed steps.
Reasons for the dip are plenty. PMT has a lot to answer for. Combined with the end of the holidays it wasn't going to be a good recipe for peaceful (and much needed) sleep, and so a return to the Zopiclone has taken place - it's better than the alternative. Today probably (!) didn't help; hopefully tomorrow will. I need to avoid the atmosphere of negativity in the staffroom if I can - it drags me down. I need to look on it as an opportunity to catch up on the backlog of marking - if I can find somewhere quiet to work, I should be able to get through a lot of marking, which would be a very good thing. I think making a "To Do" list will be a priority first thing, along with sourcing that quiet working place. Filing would be another useful task and would, I think, help me to feel a lot more in control. It will be a long day; I have to stay around the school area until 5pm, as E has an after school Science session.
Tonight I am going to try to relax, and also to do some self nurturing. Have one of my CDs on (loud!) and am going to catch up on emails and maybe some genealogy.
Noticing lots of new visitors here - please feel free to post a note in the comments; it would be good to know some new names and would give me a boost too. Previous visitors also please feel free to say hi...!