A lot of lists of ways to keep yourself busy and distracted when depressed lack an important ingredient – fun!
How did I suddenly become able to work last year, after 13 years of not being able to?
If you are having trouble getting through the days, these ideas are what help me.
I had thoughts of drinking. So I did what any normal, healthy, recovering alcoholic would do: I called someone who understands.
You know how they say that no one blames you if you have a heart attack or a broken leg? They just want you to take it easy and take care of yourself so you can heal. Well, the same *should* be for mental health and addiction issues.
This is what my panic attacks look like: Intense fear, feeling like the world is about to end, hyperventilating, sobbing, and a very strong and rapid heartbeat.
The most important thing I learned in recovery is that I can be the person I always wanted to be: thoughtful, caring, reliable, morally and ethically responsible. As long as I stay sober.
This is not where I thought I’d be right now.
Relaxation is a habit. Building good habits is hard work.
I have good days and bad days, like everyone else.
Perfection does not exist. When will we learn?
Maybe I do matter.
Sleep and I have a long, sordid history.
Emotions are tricky. Sometimes, they suck.
For years, I suffered horribly at the hands of depression and anxiety and figured I’d die by suicide sooner rather than later.
TMS is a miracle to me – and I don’t believe in miracles.