Getting Off My Butt!

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It’s been a while since I’ve posted, and for that I apologize.

There are some days that my depression hits pretty hard.  Those days really suck.  However, I am reminded that I need to get out of bed or off the couch and find something I enjoy doing.  Those are  the days that I really have to try.  I have to focus on being happy.  That has both pros and cons.  The pros being that I’m happier, but the con is that I actually have to try.  People who don’t suffer from depression sometimes take it for granted that they’re happy.  It becomes quite a task for me sometimes, but it’s always worth it in the end.  I think my fear of getting as depressed as I was before motivates me to get my butt up and do something!

Granted, just getting up and “doing something” is not always going to fix your depression, or make it better, but most times it does (at least for me).  My day starts with making my bed.  If my bed is not made in the morning it seems my whole day is off balanced.  Making my day sets the mood for the rest of my day, and helps prevent me from going back to bed lol.  After my bed is made I start my coffee and take a shower.  I then open the shades, open doors, light a candle, meditate, listen to music, clean, organize, etc. I try my best to be productive throughout the day, so that when I’m ready to wind down for bed I can be content with my day.  I hate feeling like I’ve wasted the day.  As I’ve written before, I stay away from negative news, and only read positive things online.  I also enjoy watching comedies on TV…really anything that makes me smile!  For those of you who have been reading my blog you’ve probably noticed I have a “touch” of OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder).  I like order, neatness, and I like everything to be in its place.  Keeping everything neat is something I CAN control, so it helps a lot with my anxiety which is something I CAN’T control.  It probably sounds crazy, but it works for me! 🙂

During the day I also focus on some of the little things that make me happy or make me smile.  The smell of coffee in the morning, the feeling of my mint body wash on my skin, the accomplished feeling of doing housework, all of these things make me feel better.  I challenge you to focus on some of the little things to help you get through your day.  Even go as far as rewarding yourself for things you accomplish.  Every day is a new day, so make sure you take advantage of it! 🙂

2 responses »

  1. Read your “about” page. You show a lot of insight into your depression. You are younger than I but you are definitely on the right track. Having researched this subject extensively, my education, and my own personal experience confirms this. Keep taking responsibility and you will conquer this. I did and I have been depression-free for over fifteen years.

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