I understand I have depression and the world is experiencing a pandemic. My new normal is to live a balanced life with depression. I expected up days and down days, that is life even without depression. The only thing that stays the same is that nothing stays the same. But that thinking can be countered with, the more things change the more they stay the same. Any way you … [Read more...] about What Happened to the Good Old Days?
Archives for April 2020
People Are Getting Frustrated
Our resolve as a nation to beat COVID-19 is wavering. Not that we do not want it to happen, but we are growing weary of the cost. Getting back to work is on more people’s minds than it was even a week ago. A DC area poll has been conducted weekly since we got the order to shelter in place. It shows an 11-point jump in people who think the cost of staying at home is worse … [Read more...] about People Are Getting Frustrated
COVID-19 is Not the Present I Had Expected
With my first anniversary of my hospitalization for MDD, I count the mental health tools I now have as my anniversary presents. Now I am speaking about the tools I use to deal with my Major Depressive Disorder, not the tools I use to change the oil in my truck. These tools and coping skills have provided me with the hope that I am able to live a balanced life with … [Read more...] about COVID-19 is Not the Present I Had Expected
Getting Out Of Bed With Depression – 22 Things I’ve Tried
Ok, where am I going with this? Am I trying to disassociate myself from depression or am I trying to get out of bed first thing in the morning? I have been thinking, again, about why I cannot get started in the morning. Ever since November, I have struggled to begin the day. If I must get up for work, I ALWAYS do it. That’s why it’s called high-functioning … [Read more...] about Getting Out Of Bed With Depression – 22 Things I’ve Tried
Why am I Fighting My Own Self-Care?
Dictionaryself-care noun the practice of taking action to preserve or improve one's own health."autonomy in self-care and insulin administration"the practice of taking an active role in protecting one's own well-being and happiness, in particular during periods of stress. "expressing oneself is an essential form of self-care" Taking an active role in protecting one’s … [Read more...] about Why am I Fighting My Own Self-Care?