Member Since: 07/16/07
Last Login: 01/28/08
Program Progress: Day 77
Ebil Snuggles's Participating:
Can you pinpoint the source of your depression, or is it just life in general?
I ask because sometimes, when I am truly down, I try to make a list of all the things that are bothering me. Somehow seeing them in print allows me to look at each one individually, and decide whether it's something I can change or not.
You might also try doing the opposite - listing all the things that are going right. The list could be longer than you think.
I don't always get through the entire checklist either - and I'm only on Day 24. But, I read the list every day and try to take one item to focus on for the day. I figure that the constant repetition of positive instruction can't hurt.
Please remember, "this too shall pass". I think that's God's way of reminding us that we never know what tomorrow will bring.
Sounds like this is one of those times when you really need to take it moment by moment. I too have found it hard to get through the checklist every day (not having a printer so I can print it and carry it around with me doesn't help!)
Sometimes, even when you don't believe it will come to pass, you just have keep saying that you know it will happen - it is possible to fool yourself into believing.
One of the best natural anti-depressants you can get is exercise - it releases happy endorphins into your brain.
Hang in there!
Hmmmm....I've been in that place, and there are times I can say all I want that I'm having a good day and my brain resolutely says that it knows that it isn't...work has been hard lately, my relationship isn't what I would like etc. etc. etc.
The thing that does get me up and moving, though, is to think of what my life will be like, if I manage to make the changes I really do want to make. That gets me moving and taking (small) steps. I see a light at the end of the tunnel.....maybe you can find a way to see that light, too. :)
Oh, you poor darling. Don't be carried away by your emotions. I just had it last time (thanks for cheering me up ... plus the message that you sent me). Please bear in mind that a lot of us had been undergoing the same situation as yours. And it's good to let it out in the open. Makes you feel good. Deep breathe in and out, several times. Feel better? Good girl. I was just thinking maybe you're putting out so much effort on a lot of things and applying less to some. One could be to your own self. I always keep on telling this but I would repeat it again. Slow down and take things in stride. You know that bump? As Coach says, we can never avoid it. It's just a matter of how we tackle it. I'd say if we take things unsure and in haste, the bump would be like a big jolt. So, take it easy - slow but sure.
Your choice to ease yourself up a bit - meditation, praying, walking thru nature-filled areas (woodlands, parks, garden centres, etc.), a bit of stretching and repeatedly talking to your inner self through your chosen affirmation (like, of course.... I am having a great day! This day is mine, I am in control).
One thing, by the way. Extra careful with anti-depressants intake. Consult your doctor first. I don't know if you do, but I like conferring with my Naturopath. And I feel really good taking some naturopathic products.
By the way, what about Ebil Snuggles? He's not gonna like it if you are in gloom and doom. Get up and look after him!
Time to shake that weary face.... go.... Shine! Enjoy the day, it's yours.
Sending you lots of love, hugs, sunshine and bubbles!