Major Depression, Anxiety/Panic Disorder, ADHD, Binge Eating Disorder, PTSD, Degenerative Disc Disease (post 3 Surgeries including Fusion), Advanced Osteoarthritis, Fibromyalgia, Interstitial Cystitis, IBS, GERD, Larngopharyngeal Reflux
God, Please Grant Me,
The Serenity to accept the things I cannot change, The Courage to change the things that I can,
and The Wisdom to know the difference……….Just for Today
Hi Jeannie, Thank you for posting about what gets you though the tough times.
For me it is weird as I take an antidepressant and am "stable" on it but often I feel the depression just under the surface. So I have to do things to calm my mind and soul. Just as you posted...I have one of those Hometics iSound Spa machines that has natures sounds on it and I listen to that, I also have a lot of meditation music on my iPod that I listen to...that is where the iSound comes in handy cause I can pop my iPod into it to charge and play my music on it. I also have MS and an autonomic disorder and have had to force myself to start exercising everyday. Funny how now I don’t consider it forcing myself as I look forward to do it and miss the days when I don’t feel that I can go to the gym to walk on the treadmill or whatever. The exercise makes me feel better physically and mentally as I am doing something good for my body.
I have picked up crocheting and am having fun with it...I think I will make my cat Normandy a blanket for his end of the bed since he like to bury his face in them and act like he is nesting...weird I know. I also have just recently within the last two weeks have started going back to church and even went to confession which was very hard to do. But I now feel this huge calm and peace. It has been 7 years since I have been away from church so this was a huge step for me.
I am so good at hiding my depression until it gets to the point that I am ready to break and then it is too late. So I have been working on trying to talk to my mom and being more open about my feelings.
I guess everyone just needs try to take an assessment of what they need to accomplish and what the can accomplish and of course just take things one day at a time.
ElishaCo~Mod: DepressionModerator: Heart & Cardiovascular Diseasehttp://www.healingwell.com/donate