Is my depression back or do I need to slow down to go faster?

Feb 13 2015

slowI woke up full of energy on a sunny Monday morning ready to start a new week and tick a few items off my ‘To do’ list. Everything was as usual: hectic pre-school ceremony to get my daughter ready for school, my winter morning ritual of caffeinating myself and getting into a warm pair of pants ready to heat the seat of my car…

In short, everything was normal…

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Change your words and punctuation (one way to interrupt repetitive thinking in depression).

Sep 24 2014

repetitive thoughtsToday’s LiftMyDepression challenge is to play with one persistent thought that occupies the most space in your head.

Depression often generates repetitive thoughts:  the ones that go on and on in your mind no matter where you are or what you do.

Do you constantly ask yourself the same question? (e.g. “Why am I so depressed?”Continue Reading »

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Clarity and depression: Do you know what you want?

May 23 2014

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Clarity and depression…

You probably know what you don’t want…

But…

Do you know what you DO want?

Do you have a vision?

A vision for your future?

A vision for your next holiday?

A vision of your next job?

 

What would your depression-free life look like?  Continue Reading »

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‘Why I am more worn out after a night’s sleep than before? ‘

Apr 15 2014

Sleep-LMDMy eyes open to the new day but I’m not ready to greet it yet.

The alarm’s going off.

I press the snooze button again.

Is it the third time? Or the fourth?

 Nine hours of sleep, and I don’t feel like I’ve even started to get rest…

Maybe I’ll just stay in bed today…

When depressed, we often find ourselves more worn out after sleep than we were the night before.

Would you like to know why?  Continue Reading »

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Feel depression and do it anyway!

Apr 08 2014

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A depressed brain is full of “I can’t” and waiting…

 

Waiting to feel better…

Waiting to have more energy…

Waiting for a better mood…

Waiting for a spark of motivation…

Waiting to care (as in to give a damn about)…

Waiting… Waiting…Waiting…

 

It is hard to do anything when you are in the depths of depression.

Getting yourself to do even the simplest thing like getting dressed, eating breakfast, brushing your teeth, etc. might seem like an attempt to climb Mount Everest.

 

Should you continue to wait?

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