I know this sounds cliche but this year I'm really trying to get my depression under control! I'm starting a lot of new habits that I I'm pretty happy with
@calciferpendragon, I finally owned up to it and admitted I couldn't fix it alone last July. Went to the doc, talked it out, tried a few meds until one stuck and that has helped me be able to rework some of the bad habits I had. Back in school right now and on track to graduate in May! I sincerely hope things work out for you the way you're hoping. Getting started is the hardest part imho.
@WelI Obviously, @calciferpendragon, good on you, I owned up to it in Sept last year. Trying to make some changes to improve but it’s difficult when nothing sounds good
@WelI Obviously, wow man, your about the graduate, that's awesome! I'm glad that everything has eventually started to come together for you. It's not easy but your right, we really need to admit that some things we can't fix by ourselves. Good luck!
@Rowsdower, Hey man, I started with the little things, like taking a shower for crying out loud. You don't have to start a strict workout routine or anything. What is really helping me is making a list of things I need to do just like a kids chore chart. "Brush teeth, brush hair, take shower, do laundry, read a chapter in a book, do stretches, drink plenty of water" those are some of the ones I follow. It kinda sounds dumb but being able to check each item off my list feels pretty dang good. You got this okay? Your gonna do great.
@calciferpendragon, that doesn’t sound dumb at all. It really is amazing how much a shower first thing in the morning can help. Just doing those little things early in the day, I’m still working on that to be honest. I had 2 consecutive days this week where I felt happier than usual so I’m trying to keep that up. Thanks for the support, you got this too!
@Rowsdower, Awe that's great to hear! I'm SUPER new at this but your right, the little things, especially learning to take care of yourself is important. I'm also learning to not be so negative about myself and to acknowledge all I've been through and how amazing I am for being able to go through it. There have been some very dark times but I think even if you have to be your own cheerleader your making progress haha
@calciferpendragon, some ways to cope can definitely sound ridiculous but if it works then why not? I’m glad you’re already making positive changes with it still being new. Because it becomes debilitating
@Rowsdower, yea that's one of the things that was hanging me up for the last several years. I just couldn't lock down what thing I wanted to devote my whole self to. Not sure where you fall on the whole God thing, but I really leaned in to my faith the last 2 years and got more involved with our Church's Music Worship Team. I started college as a music Major so that was a great medium for me. Kept me grounded when things were emotionally all over the place.
@WelI Obviously, I’m an active member of a church which does help a lot. I haven’t disclosed any of it to my leaders since I tend to deal with things internally. Probably not too healthy to begin with but I’m trying lol.
@Rowsdower, I totally get it. That's where I was for a long time, just trying to push through as best I could alone. It was the alone part that was holding me back though. I'd say if you have someone there that you connect with more than others, or even just one of your pastor's, to just maybe have a sit down when you're ready. The best healing and progress I experienced was when I pushed myself over the hump of talking about it, and after that I find that it's overall much easier. Another thing too is that once you move through it, and I sincerely believe you will, that you will be equipped to recognize and be there for others down the road :)
@WelI Obviously, I can see there’s a lot of truth to that. I’ve debated on sitting down and talking about it with them. I have with my family to some extent but that extra support wouldn’t hurt. I’ll talk to my church leader and see where it goes from there. I have contact info for a counselor but haven’t made any appointments yet.
@Rowsdower, happy to hear you're at the point of being open to it! Really was the positive tipping point for me, and I believe it will be for you too :)
@calciferpendragon, good luck! Taking those first steps is everything. My anxiety disorder came back on me last year and I've been locked up in my house for months struggling with it. Trying to figure out what steps to take myself. Derealization is a b*tch 😥
@AproperChuff, thank you so much, I totally get your anxiety issue... That's another problem of mine. I'm just trying you reign myself in you know? Really focus on what I need to do to get through my day. Good luck, you'll get through it again ❤️
It's always nice when you can find something to relate with... :(
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