I can’t believe how long it’s been since I’ve posted anything. Time goes too fast these days.
Even though the mind/body approach is wonderful, long-standing negative thinking patterns are hard to break. But I’m still trying.
I’ve been struggling almost daily with horrible migraines and I’m basically drained of most of my energy, most of the time. And depression is distorting my thoughts. Which is why it’s hard to post here. I don’t even really know what’s real sometimes.
I have doctors and therapists and medications and a support system, so I’ll get through this tough time.
Life is just really really hard.
I thought about posting this on my social media accounts, but I didn’t. I’ll post it here instead:
“I’m not lookin for sympathy.
I wish I had heard about this sooner.
Wish I had read the books years ago.
Wish I had been taught the mind/body approach before I tried all the meds that failed.
I wish I knew then what I know now.
I’m finally starting to handle my attacks with a different approach. And it’s starting to make a difference. It’s taken me many months… lots of practice… lots of books and articles… and it might be paying off! At least a little bit, for the moment.
I just wanted to take a moment, and write something positive here. Because I feel hopeful. For real. And that is so nice!
Today’s tool for helping curb depression symptoms= A SCHEDULE!
Here is a link to describe the Daily Activity Schedule from the book I’m reading called “Feeling Good:”
Recently, I’ve been floundering, not knowing what to do with my time. So last night before I went to bed, I made A PLAN. Nothing too crazy or ambitious starting out. Mostly little things. And you know? I do feel a little better. I am surprised at how easy is was to stick to a schedule today. And it feels nice, like I accomplished something.
I am re-reading the book “Feeling Good” in an attempt to curb my depressive symptoms.
Depression is making life very difficult right now.
Hopefully I will have more to share soon.
I hope that if you are reading this, you are taking good care of yourself. You deserve it.