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The Great Boards Migration

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Post of The Month

One-in-a-million is our Post of The Month winner voted by the community for the following post:

"Just a bit of fun here if you could create an advent calendar what would you put in it and why.

For me you would still get chocolate 😆😆
But inside each door is a task for the day. Something that includes you helping/talking to others, doing something festive and spreading Christmas cheer
For example

1. Tell your parents/carers you love them
2. Say hello when passing an OAP (that might be the only thing someone says to them all week)
3. Watch a Christmas movie
4. Help someone in need e.g put some spare change in a charity box, buy a warm drink for the homeless person who sits on the corner, dothe washing up ha ha ha😂
5 make hot chocolate
6. Visit your grandparents (if you donít already) They will more than likely love to see you.
7. Sing a Christmas song with a friend
8. Dress up in something Christmasy when you do your shopping.

You get the idea 😂😉 my reason for this is to get people in the mood and understand what Christmas actually means.

What would yours have and why."
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  • Urgh

    Tired of being made to feel like shit and hurt for putting my own needs frist. I just..arghh I need to rant but I don't even know where to start because apparently people cant be bothered with me anymore.

  • #2
    Hey meggles!!

    Havenít spoke to you in a while sorry that you are feeling like this, Iím here to listen if you want me to?

    Esme x
    Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations


    • #3
      Gah I miss chatting with you. @Esme17
      Thank you, means a lot. Had so much going on recently, I feel stressed out and hurt by situations that have happened in my personal life, but I've been made to feel like a shit person for putting my needs first.
      I've lost so much weight, I barely get out of bed. Im tired all the time, im struggling to motivate myself to get through my studies.
      But I guess my feelings don't matter and im not allowed to have a rough time
      Last edited by Meggles; 09-11-2017, 09:54 PM.


      • #4
        Never feel shit for putting yourself first. You need to make sure you are alright. Do you think there is anything that would motivate you more to get out of bed and do things. Not necessarily study wise, more fun things that you enjoy? Maybe having more down time to enjoy yourself will allow you find it easier to do your work after.

        Your feelings do matter 100%!! Iím always here for you x
        Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations


        • #5
          Hey Meggles ,

          Esme's right, your feelings do matter. You should never be made to feel bad for having a rough time. After all, we all have them and taking care of yourself is very very important. I say keep doing that!

          I'm always here to listen if you ever need a rant or a chat!!

          Take care,

          - Eleanor
          "Truely independent person who doesn't do quotes, just dates".. (29.04.17)


          • #6
            I went and got a doctor appointment for how I've been feeling recently and the nearest appointment was the 30th November. Guess im gonna sleep for 2 weeks


            • #7
              Hi Meggles,

              I'm sorry to hear that you are feeling like this. You originally shared your feelings a few days ago, so I wanted to find out how you're feeling today?

              We all have days where we feel down so as Esme mentioned it's important to look after yourself. Self care is vital. I'm sorry to hear that you can't get an appointment with your doctor sooner. Is there a walk-in centre that you could go to instead? The Mix has some tips on self care that you might find helpful whilst you wait for your appointment:


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