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December 8, 2020

Anti-depressants, mindfulness and a lot of self care.

December 8, 2020

Self care, doing activities that I enjoy like going outside to walk, read, unplugging from technology. i’m still working on this mindfulness thing.

December 9, 2020

I look at it. I examine it. I talk to it. I hold it. I love it.

Depression is a part of me that is begging to be loved with a desperation that can be debilitating to the point of … well, you fill in the blank for you, because everyone is different. I abused mind-altering substances to escape from the depressive thoughts, feelings and emotions for many years … decades in fact, without realizing that’s what was happening. Even now, I dance with alcohol and drugs every so often, until I realize that I’m actually hiding from something ‘depressive’. It’s kinda tricky for me because prayer, meditation, mindfulness, etc. have become part of my lifestyle, and yet depression still sneaks up somehow.

Long answer, short ……. I believe it boils down to self-care, but that is unique to the individual and not an easy task when one is caught in depression. So go slow and easy, don’t give up, and believe that you are worth it 🤗

December 9, 2020

@teamarea Thank you so much for your response. This made a lot of sense and I’m very grateful. I hope what your dealing with gets better.