That's a shame about the travelling time Ruby but one good thing about volunteering there is that your office skills will soon come back, its a nice feeling when you start using your old skills again. The social side of things is an added bonus, but if you can work from home part of the time that might work better for you as you say.Ruby&Tilly wrote: ↑06 Aug 2019 21:02Thanks shadowlad, not 100% sure how much I'm gonna like volunteering with crisis, there's a lot of repetitive work and my office skills are well out of date but hopefully I'll get quicker on the computer and be able to take on my own projects as well as helping out with the admin/typing. Overall I think my benefits may well be stopped maybe next year and I think Crisis would be a nice place to work, just need to make myself indispensable One good thing is, I may be able to work from home after I've been there a while, I could do them a lot more hours if i didn't have to spend 2 hours a day travelling but the social side of things is partly why I'm there too?
Well done for the effort !
You sound very resourceful Ruby and motivated. Sometimes the craving can be associated with the reward system or nerves as you say or other times it can be because we get busy and forget to eat or drink regularly or rest when needed. I used to forget these basic things and it accounted for a lot of cravings until the penny dropped
The volunteering is going well though it is not every day and it is for up to 4 hours at a time. At first i was terrified of answering the phone on reception and shadowed other staff for a while. Have always hated using a phone. Plus my concentration has been shot at. Its improved now though and i have found volunteering has increased confidence. It is good to be working in a setting with all the same client groups that i am used to working with. Its nice to make a difference and to help people in need isn't it
Its great to have little goals, i never really had any for several years. Its lovely to read how others lives are improving too so thanks for sharing Ruby ! And of course everyone else who has written on here