HOW do you walk through mud?

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Truivia
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   Posted 8/28/2012 9:54 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello I am new here. I have the run of meal depression due to a family tragedy that had a snowball effect and created several other tragedies/crisis in the family.

I am in therapy and take Cymbalta. But even my therapist does not "get" my question.

Once I get moving I am pretty OK for the most part. It's the GET MOVING part I fight daily!

I know music will lift my spirits but I will sit for days and not load any new songs. I know certain TV shows I have recorded will help but I hardly ever watch them.

I have tons of goals/dreams that I KNOW I can reach! IF I can get moving.

I have a list of all kinds of activities that I know will lift my spirits. So I have lots of tools. I just don't have the tool I need to get moving to use the tools.

I feel like I am stuck in mud and every step I take is so much effort!

I would just as soon sit & stare, sleep or play mind numbing games online.



What do you tell yourself to change your mind set?



PS: Cymbalta - I was on it about 5 to 6 weeks and then went off it as it was not doing anything for me. My Dr felt I was jumping the gun but agreed to try Effexor XR but I had to stop it as of side effects. I have been back on Cymbalta for 1 week now. Dr tells me to give it more time this try. How long does it take it "kick in"?

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theHTreturns...
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   Posted 8/29/2012 4:30 AM (GMT -6)   
MAYBE USE A LIST. PLAY SOME MUSIC 4 AN HOUR, WATCH A SHOW 4
A BIT. MINDSET CHANGE, SOME MEDITATION-BEING IN THE
MOMENT HELPS. I TOO AM IN THERAPY, AND ON MEDICATION.
KEEP POSTING HERE, WE ARE HERE 4 U.

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JAMIE
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getting by
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   Posted 8/29/2012 6:11 AM (GMT -6)   
It takes six to eight weeks for your medication to reach full potential. So be patient with that. Can you walk around the block or something. That gives me energy. And makes me feel good physically and mentally. So that would be a good place to start. Your legs will get llighter I am sure.

It is hard to jump start when you are so depressed. And walking though mud is a good way to explain it. Start walking and exercising as much as you can. That builds natural energy. Mindfulness and meditation help too.

Best wishes for a lovely day...

Hugs, Karen
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BnotAfraid
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   Posted 8/29/2012 12:20 PM (GMT -6)   
There is a saying, "move the muscles the mind will follow"

So you can try setting your alarm every morning and when you get up take a walk to clear the cobwebs. You will be surprised the difference in how you feel after a 15 min walk outside.

Karens suggestion of meditation and mindfulness are very good also, you can research them and easialy make them part of your daily routine without too much effort and lots of gain.

mindfulness.org as some articles that you can read to help keep you in the moment, in the here and now.

Once you start working on you and the present moment, you will be surprised how fast the mud can dry up!

Stay Strong.
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bayoub2
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   Posted 8/30/2012 11:12 AM (GMT -6)   
MUD!!! Exactly!!! I feel like I am swimming thru it! I made myself do a crossword puzzle today-I was quite proud of myself-lol. Very little baby steps that grow each day-you can do it!!!

Mags
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hope4
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   Posted 8/30/2012 4:36 PM (GMT -6)   
HI Truivia - I could have written your post myself.

I have struggled for years and years with the same feeling. Mud. Exactly.

This time, when I went back to therapy, I really tried to explain how it was so difficult to to get going, even for things I wanted or needed to do. My pdoc said, "well, that's psychological, you just have to do it". ?????

I would say that the wisdom of folks on this board will be the most helpful to you. I know it is for me. All of what others have posted I would second. I would also like to add that caring for plants is a motivator for me. Gardening in the summer, indoor plants during the rest of the year. When I see them droop and sag, I know I have to take care of them. That helps me get the motivation to get going some days. Also being aware of how difficult it is some days to get going, and trying then to be very kind to myself, rather than judgmental. Easier said than done.

You are not alone.
Hope
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