Managing Emotions

Spongebob

Ever since mum was diagnosed about two months ago it has been a rollercoaster of emotions. Lately I have felt really fatigued and lathargic.. the effort required to complete tasks has been so much higher. My level of patience has also significantly dropped and I become frustrated a lot quicker.. and it is a lot harder to come back down. Again adding to that exhaustion.. I can always feel the tension rising and often my muscles physically feel tight but I also have days where my normal strategies do nothing.. and it builds until I break.. Mum has only just started chemo.. her second round is next week and I already feel exhausted.. I know everyone is different.. but how does everyone manage and cope? Does anyone else become much more frustrated? What do you do when your normal strategies don't help? How do you help give yourself a boost to get through the day?