Sometimes I forget that depression was my constant companions for years.The last few months have been stressful and my surgery didn’t help. I’m not good at inactivity and boredom. So there have been a few “rumblings”.
I learned from the past that for me, it means confronting any low mood immediately. For me, that means facing it head on. I’m right back on track now.
But those rumblings reminded me what depression feels like, what some of you still deal with. And I don’t want to forget that. I want to remember. Otherwise I will become insensitive to those who struggle is still very real.
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Depression is awful when you’re going through it. Hey, it’s even awful remembering it and fearing it’s return.
If you’re there now I urge you to keep moving and don’t give up. It will get better.
A counselor once told me :
Distraction is a wonderful thing.
It’s not the final or only way way to deal with depression, but it is one of the best ways to get your mind off yourself. Sometimes the mere act of distracting oneself makes one realize that the Demon Depression can be forgotten or at the very least, ignored for a while.
Depression has many causes but somewhere in the illness there is something required of us. One of them is this:
Don’t be the jailer for your own prison.
You have the keys to free yourself. Keep searching for them. For me it was my faith in God, a good hard look at what I was doing to make my depression worse and finally, much research. It wasn’t easy but I was determined to unlock that door.
This morning I prayed for those of you who read my posts. That you would be encouraged and find the answers you need.
God bless and I hope you have a good day.