“Every hill has its valley.”
- Italy 6 days ago
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Today (20th March) is the first of its kind. There are events going on worldwide to celebrate it! You might be interested in this site, which has a lot of articles about happiness: http://www.actionforhappiness.org/resources It even mentions 43things as a possible route towards happiness (incidentally, I’ve noticed that when I was depressed in 2011, I had no real ‘goals’ as such, and didn’t visit 43things all year until December. Now I’m almost recovered and visit 43things regularly. Not saying you have to do that but goal-setting is definitely good for mental health.)
Just wondering, are you currently happy? Why or why not? (you don’t have to say if you feel uncomfortable, I’m just curious :)) 2 months ago
to get my meds reassessed. I’m really hoping I can finally take a reduced dose of the one lot of tablets, I have made a LOT of progress in the last 6 months or so so here’s hoping :)
EDIT: He’s reducing them from next week onwards. Awesome! 2 months ago
I realized that being critical and my unproductive emotions like anger are hindering my creativity and happiness. I decided to reach out to a family friend who is in a career and profession and livelihood that I covet. I’m really excited to possibly meet and converse with this person so I can ask them how they achieved their dreams. I feel like lately I have been surrounded (especially at my work) by people that just talk and aren’t productive or active agents in their life. I feel like alot of people in my life are selling themselves short and I am too by not putting all my efforts into things that I really want to accomplish. try and do in this lifetime. The winter restlessness is setting in and I have that need to achieve and do again. I miss school and the discipline it brought with it. But I think this step of reaching out to someone who has accomplished what I want to… is a big step towards stepping out of my comfort zone and up into the world of possibilities. I need that hope back that livelihood. That joy of being and I’m working really hard at getting there. Considering therapy too because I deserve it, as sort of a break from all that goes on inside my head and all the pressures and weights of the world. I feel like therapy could help me immensely by strengthening my sense of self and being able to refocus myself, center myself on what’s important. Also looking to have friends over soon and explore SUNY campus events in the area! 3 months ago
about my friend. I won’t go into detail about the topic, since I don’t want to attract others to what in my experienced opinion, are dangerous sites. But it’s really quite eerie that a friend of mine has fallen for the same bull (well, thats what I hope it is) I did about a year and a half ago (also while unemployed) and is now spending ‘hours’ (she admitted to this) researching it. She’s decided to boycott the cinema, music, even walk out of shops where certain music is playing (I was never quite this extreme, but I was close.) For me it resulted in a severe depression, and since then I’ve pretty much avoided anything to do with the subject. The troubling thing is, I still don’t know whether its true. It seems impossible to know. There seems a lot of ‘evidence’ for it but it could be that I’m just being really gullible. Hmm…more updates on my friend later. Do I hang out with her to try and take her mind off those sites a bit? Or should I stay away in case I get reinfected with believing it? It’s a tricky one… 4 months ago
on a cruise in October, so here’s hoping I don’t get ill again. I’ll be doing all I can to stave off depression… 9 months ago
I’m still on meds, but am a lot better. My next doctors’ appt is in October, here’s hoping I get my meds reduced… 9 months ago
How I did it: I reduced the major stressors in my life. For example, I pulled out of the project that was making me feel broken down, not as an act of giving up or running away, but as an explicit act of self-protection, of loving myself enough to say that I deserved better than to hurt myself doing something that was frankly more important to someone else than it was to me.
I have started to take ginsing and omega three’s. I have made a commitment to cut out all obvious sources of gluten (I am allergic) and am eliminating all hard-core diary (no more milk, no more cheese, no more icecream) for a while to see if this helps. The next step is to get my stress under control—I’m just starting to realize that it is legitimatley impacting my body. Not just my mental health, but my physical body. Why wouldn’t I treat it like any other concern?
It is not okay to live like life is a revolving door of fear. 17 months ago
I had the 3 o’ clock depression again yesterday even though I made sure I’d eaten enough. I dealt with it by running myself a bath with this delicious smelling bubble stuff I got from Rain, and reading a little book I’ve gotten myself on The Hobbit whilst nibbling on a Merci chocolate :) I did feel better, but I want to find a longer term solution. Time for some research… 17 months ago
seems to be essential for me whenever the blues are threatening. So I have been productive. Now what? 17 months ago
actually eating. The stress is killing my appetite, so I don’t even realise I need food. I had a snack with my normal pool expedition yesterday and I felt like a new person. Weird. You’d think I’d just get a rumbly tummy like most people. But I suppose I don’t feel like most people right now. 17 months ago
I seem to be fine until about three in the afternoon and then boom!, deep depression. I’m not sure why this would be. I am trying to deal with it by going out to the pool around that time. The sun and the water help. 17 months ago
- went for a walk
- achieved something (my proposal)
- had an afternoon nap (it remains to be seen whether this was a good idea or not)
- hung out by the pool drinking fresh orange juice
- am about to eat a creme caramel while watching an episode of the Mentalist (current favourite show)
I think part of how I feel might be related to feeling really bored now that varsity is over. A week or two holiday was great, but now I don’t know what to do with myself. I can find things, but…my heart’s not in it. I don’t think that is helping on top of all the stress. Stressed and bored hmmm, recipe for disaster. I must find a way to actually enjoy my vac. 18 months ago
I stretched, went out for a lovely breakfast, did a lot of walking, passed the buck when it was appropriate to do so and had really chocolatey ice cream for dessert >:>
I feel a little better, but only a little. I will probably have to keep working at this for a while. 18 months ago
and I don’t want to go down Depression Road. Especially not now when I really need to be there for myself. An ending relationship, moving house, a scary operation eliciting irrational fears of death, a major life-changing career choice that needs to be made and a very stressful project have been proving a bit much for me. But I have to find a way to make it stop being too much.
I have determined to find 5 things to do today to proactively stave off the depression that is creeping into my system. 18 months ago