Monday, 14 June 2010
Online Network Marketing / Information Overload!! - Want to know how I dealt with it ?
THE OTHER SIDE OF THE SMILEY FACE
YOU’VE HEARD OF R&R (Rest &Recuperation) WELL HERE’S MY R&V (Rant & Vent)
What prompted me to do this ‘alternative’ post was thinking about a patient I was working with a couple of weeks ago. He was working in a computer session and decided to put his heartfelt emotions down onto the screen. He did this in a very large font size and in a bold print (as if he was shouting!!) It left nothing to the imagination as he described some of his fellow peers, staff members and his consultant psychiatrist in a less than flattering light. Now I know this might seem unprofessional of me, but I could not help but laugh when I read it (bearing in mind this was not in the presence of the patient or any others, as another staff member had saved it and printed off a copy for me to read and for me to act on).
I initially thought it was perhaps inappropriate and disrespectful, but then as I heard from the staff member that the patient had been laughing to himself as he typed away on the computer... and no-one had been physically hurt, I began to think that maybe this had acted as a form of therapy for him!! As I was aware that not too far away, another patient was ‘kicking off’ quite aggressively with the potential of hurting himself and many others...hmmm! so which was the better way of the two options to vent frustration?
I know my picture of me on my sites is a nice ‘smiley’ one which I am and aim to be most of the time (hence the title!!) ... but every now and then I stop smiling and give vent to my emotions. Now I usually advise the patients I work with that we are all human and that we are born with a range of emotions, (stating that we are not robots or like Spock!!) and that we would not have been born with these emotions if we were not expected to express them.
There is also obviously a right and wrong way to express emotions; working with people with learning disabilities and personality disorders has given me plenty of experience of this... heck! I think my personality is disordered at the moment lol!
Hopefully some of that DBT (Dialectical Behaviour Therapy) which I used to help teach, is rubbing off on me now and then....Talk about ‘practice what you preach’ or ‘lead by example’ ...
I have taken time off from my JOB to play ‘catch-up’ and I’ve been ‘cabined up’ in my ‘home office’ for this past week.. .studying, studying, studying... I’ve hit information overload again.
I have been trying soo hard lately.... in fact too hard and something had to give and here it is...
There is only so much optimism and positivity a person can take ...
I am sick of everyone promising me the earth...’just do this’ ‘just do that’ ‘buy this – buy that’ ‘BUY THIS – BUY THAT’ ... Sheesh I’m fed up with it all!!!
‘Watch this webinar’, ‘watch that webinar’, ‘read this article read that article, set up this website implement this n that’... all that technical jargon WHAAT!! I think I’m about to blow a fuse!!
I’ve also joined so many new social media networks, which are fun, interesting and very helpful, but it takes up so much time trying to keep up with everything.
Now I know if I stick at this I will succeed, I know that !! and I’m determined to do so... but just for the time being I just need to have full vent of my emotions ....
sometimes it is just so hard , frustrating and overwhelming ...many a time I have felt like pulling my hair out and head screaming for the hills (a little dramatic I Know but hey that’s just me !!) and the Eston hills are just on my doorstep by the way.
Yes! I really do appreciate all the positive, inspirational and motivational stuff out there, but I’m sure a lot of you out there can relate to me on this when I sometimes say ...
‘What am I doing now?’
‘I don’t know what to do next?’
‘I don’t know where I’m going wrong’
Heck ! I’ve even felt guilty for feeling this way !!! as if I’m not allowed to have these emotions.I know the companies I am currently working with are fantastic, and offer a lot of help and support, everything is there, I just have to reach out and ask and take action! But! they are based in America and I am in England and sometimes, just sometimes ... it would be so nice to meet up with someone face to face
someone who understands, a kindred spirit who could help me to find solutions to my problems... a problem shared is a problem halved.
I know I need to get to the live events, and it is my intention to do so.
There I’ve said it and got it off my chest!!
Man! that feels good now !!
I can almost feel the smile spreading from the middle of my face and reaching outwards and upwards towards my ears lol! – Woohoo! nearly back to my old self again.
YEP! It’s good to rant and vent now and again.
Now I think I’ll go indulge myself with wine, chocolate and music !!
PS. I know I will look back over this post later, when I’m back to my positive self again, and I will probably think to myself :
“what a moaning/whingeing Pom, and why didn’t I just focus and get on with it”
But hey! Like I said ... I’m only human.