Good morning everyone! I hope everyone’s day is going smoothly so far! I know mine, as usual has been a little crazy, but I am making it!
In my last post I mentioned a bit about my struggle with depression and anxiety. This is not something new for me. I have been dealing with depression for as long as I can remember. It started when I was about 8 or 9 years old and I’ve been trying to manage it ever since. Why don’t I try medication? Honestly? Because I’m afraid to. I have seen too many people just like me on medications who are so used to being on the meds that they literally can not function without them and I’m terrified of the idea of being so dependent on a medication.
I really need to tackle this issue as it is affecting everything about my life. I’m always exhausted, my house is a mess (not like, disgusting disaster, but still a mess) and I very literally have no desire or motivation to do ANYTHING. I’m very easily agitated and I’m afraid I’m taking it out on my family… mostly my husband (I’m sorry, and I love you.) I haven’t seen my best friend, who I absolutely love, in over 6 months because I just don’t have the desire to socialize with anyone. These are just a few examples, my depression and anxiety are running my life and it needs to stop like, yesterday.
So what am I going to do? I have been doing a lot of reading. Like, a ton. One thing that keeps popping up seems like the simplest of things yet seems to be a powerful tool in helping deal with depression. Write down the things you are grateful for in your life… Easy right? Believe it or not, this really does work. It’s not a cure by any means, and it doesn’t help immensely, but even a little is better than nothing right?
So, to hopefully keep myself on track, I will be blogging my daily (hopefully) Three Little Blessings. Here is my first post My Greatest Blessings…Keep checking back or subscribe for more of my little blessings.