Krista, you said something and didn't even realize what you said..
That's the way to make this journey.. hope in tomorrow.
When I lay my goofy head down on my soft little pillow at night, sometimes I say, "Dang.. ! I'm glad THAT's over with.. !" haha..
Now, let's not just Hope tomorrow is a better day... Let's start planning what we can Do to Make it better. Instead of being reactionary and letting the day happen to us, let's focus on being PROactive and take control of our activities, to the best of our abilities.
Start tonight, before you go to bed, to plan your activities for tomorrow and make them things that will soothe your soul. An afternoon with a gal-friend at the local stores, a movie, a new blouse, a new hair style, get your makeup done at Macy's, a purchase of a special new tea at a local tea house, buying that special book you wanted then coming home and cooking yourself a treat. Take up quiliting, knitting, take a trip to your local Art's and Craft store and buy a bird house and spray it your favorite color.
Which brings up another point. Our moods are affected by colors. Think about the color of the blouse you put on.. does it make you feel good or sick?
Well, the list could be endless but, I hope I've given you some ideas. The goal is to take charge, instead of being the victim of the depression. Part of depression is feeling that we are not in control of our circumstances. Begin small and you will start to feel a sense of pride again and, pleasure in something you've done for yourself.
Good luck and keep us close.. :)
We get through this one day at a time.. :)