Hello and it is good to see you back with us. You have been through a lot and suffered some losses, that of your job and now your home.
I think Karen has a good idea, get out and be with people. I know that is not always easy to do and I have on occasion fallen into the "it is to hard to go anywhere" pit.
When you start to feel down and sleeping seems the only way out, try changing your thoughts.
One way to change thought patterns is by limiting time spent thinking. Find a hobby or a distraction that you enjoy, preferably one that has a high degree of mental concentration. Painting and drawing are good examples. With both these activities, your mind is on the task at hand so you have very little time to picture or think about what causes you stress. The main point is to find something you enjoy that can be done for a long period of time.
Please know we are here for you and I am so glad you got connected again and for free. That is a good thing.
It's good to see your writing again! Well, I just got back from the store, so I did get out.
I think that's the best I can do for today. I just don't feel well - I'm thinking this depression
may have been triggered by the loss of my friends, the cigarettes (sounds crazy to any
non-smokers, I know), but I feel pretty lost without them. At the same time, so very
grateful for my cats who connect with me. No idea what I'd do without them right now.
Thanks for writing, Kitt and everyone!
"The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes." ~Marcel Proust
Good Morning Ju,
Hope the sun is shining down on your today. :)
I am married to a smoker so I do understand how you feel as I have watched my hubby over the years try to quit and the one time he was not smoking he was in a real funk.
I am proud of you for getting out and going to the store. Now try to set one small attainable goal for today. Remember it is one step in front of the other.
You know you are in my prayers and I am here for you.
Oh hey Asking,
I just saw your post! Awwwwwwwww kitty cats are the biggest healers of all. I pet-sat for my last day at a place where, along with her bengels (including an illegal F1 Bengel - once removed from the Servel), she is fostering 3 kittens that are about 11 oz now. I just love feeding them, they hold your hand while just attacking that bottle - so very cute. I hadn't fostered in awhile, so it was nice being with the litttle-ittle ones again! (The F1 is protecting them, so getting them away from her to feed each one was a challenge in itself! Growling, spitting. I'm, like, "Whatever Satchi, I'm feeding the kittens so get over it."