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Belphoebe 03-11-2010 05:45 PM

OT: Is 40 too young to have a mid life crisis?
I'm having one of those months where the bad news keeps piling up. Each morning is like a new trial, and even though I have started to knit again I find myself more stressed out than ever. I am the breadwinner in my home, and I fantasize more and more about winning the lottery or running away and becoming a hobo? Can anyone relate?

DadnLex 03-11-2010 06:24 PM

Relate sure....I'm 44 and unemployed since June 2009. Sometimes I want to just dissappear and become a hermit.

CountryNaturals 03-11-2010 06:33 PM

Been there, done that. It isn't a happy place to be. My best advice is to keep it simple. Knit easy things that you can finish quickly. Look for small victories to pursue in other areas, like cleaning out the junk drawer. Watch your old home movies and go through the scrapbook to remind yourself of better times. Keep the faith, whatever it may be. Get some quality exercise every day. Take your vitamins, eat right, and get plenty of sleep.

When I have an ordeal to get through, and I don't know how long it will last, I keep track of how much of it I've already gone through and take some comfort in knowing I'm that much closer to the end of it.:hug:

N0obKnitter 03-11-2010 06:59 PM

I had kinda one of those last summer and I'm 35. I was doing the whole "what the H--- am I doing all this for?! What's the point?! etc" and wished I could escape etc.

vaknitter 03-11-2010 08:24 PM

Sorry you're going through a rough patch. I completely understand feeling like new trials present themselves everyday.
Best of Luck :knitting:

Dari 03-11-2010 11:05 PM

I understand how you feel, and I'm only 21! What I do when I'm super-stressed is either sleep or go on a long drive. I know driving isn't really a valid option sometimes because of the insane gas prices in the US, but going for a walk helps a lot too. I also find taking a complete day off (no classes, no work if I can help it, no phone calls, anything) every now and then helps me decompress, and the next day I come back to reality rested and (more) ready to go.

Don't know if any of my suggestions will help, but I really hope everything works out :)

Oh, and a cup of hot tea, a good book, and a purring kitty can do wonders, too :D

igklico 03-11-2010 11:26 PM

When my life sucks....
I watch the news, and see how good my life actually is...

bambi 03-11-2010 11:45 PM

Do you remember that Talking Heads song? "This is not my beautiful house! This is not my beautiful wife!" In my case, husband, but yeah. I feel like that sometimes.

Don't get me wrong: I love my husband and child. However, when I was the single city girl, I wished to be married and have a child. I am married with a child but on those bad days...I wish I was a single city girl! I think it is a natural thing. :hug:

RuthieinMaryland 03-12-2010 12:57 AM

Vitamin B1
Hi! :waving:

You would be amazed at the incredibly negative things lack of Vitamin B1 in your system can create. It's especially important for creative people because that creative energy will burn up the B1 in your body in a red-hot hurry! :)

Yes, it's not the whole answer to whatever ails you, but it surely helps. I take 200 mg of B1 and 500 mg of Vitamin C twice a day and it keeps me revving along. Even if you take a B complex, make sure to take some additional B1 and C.

Once you have that vitamin soothing your nerves (and it does) the other stuff life throws at you is easier to handle.

Hope this helps!


borealowl 03-15-2010 03:01 PM

You can feel like this at any age even in your 50s!

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