When does it get better?
When does it get better?
It can be hard to manage sometimes can't it? I think that depression is a weight we carry around and it would be nice to lift it off now and again. You've posted on here which I find for me is a help, not trying to struggle along on your own and getting some support.
It sounds like you're doing all the right things to help yourself. Maybe you need to step back and have a rest to recharge your batteries. I'm very sensitive to noise too and I sometimes just have to switch everything off, lock myself away and chill for a bit to get back to normal.
I hope you feel better soon.
I know from experience that it is possible to live with long term depression and anxiety. I've had it best part of my life but, with medication when needed, I generally enjoy life.
I think one of the tricks is to go with the flow when the black times hit. Not always easy I know!
Please though, anyone reading this, don't imagine it is all a lost cause if you are still struggling. By far the greatest number of depressions are relatively short term. Even with long term experience like mine there can be a lot of good days. Like any other chronic illness learning to "live with it" leads to less stress.
Gentle hugs Ali. Please be gentle on yourself. I know you have had a great deal of extra stress to deal with, chronic illness and bereavement, etc. Just one of those things on it's own would be more than enough to cope with, never mind having it on top of depression.
Sorry, can't remember if you are on any medication. Might be worth going to chat with your GP anyway and se if there is anything else that might help you come through this.
I am so pleased to hear you sounding so much more positive and also feeling you can embrace the fact that if you do get a bad day, you will come through.
It is always so encouraging when we read this type of post. Gives us hope for ourselves. We may not have people around us to give us TLC but we should do it for ourselves because we are worth the effort and we all have value.
I am just so happy for you Ali :-)
Good that you are making some progress again and finding ways of coping
I posted the following on the MInd Body Spirit board today, you might like it:
"7 lovely logics:
1) Make peace with your past so it doesn't spoil your present.
2) What others think of you is none of your business.
3) Time heals almost everything, give it time, some time.
4) No one is the reason of your happiness except YOU yourself.
5) Don't compare your life with others, you have not idea what their journey is all about.
6) Stop thinking too much, its alright not to know all the answers.
7) Smile, you don't own all the problems in the world."
I found it on Facebook.
hugs and muffins
"been there, done that , got the t-shirt!"