First thing, I can't tell you how much help and such gratitude I felt as I read each post in response to my questions to help me get out of bad, really bad place I've been in for nearly a year. Yes a few glimmers of light, sadly more darkness. I think it was Friday I'd been alone and not talked to anyone for several days, I just got to the point where I couldnot stand myself....the support was Wonderful. Thank You To All Who Posted to my questions and gave me answers to support me!!
In 2010 I was hospitalized for 11 days due to severe depression, I just couldn't do even the basic stuff like eating. Anywho, while there a mental health worker said to me just a few words which have served me well with each depression over the years since. Sadly I don't go hypo, I go into my worm hole like 95% of the time.
Move a muscle and change a thought.....So what do you think about this and how it might work for you when depressed?
For me, when in depression, I don't believe anything will change, moving a muscle and changing a thought brings an "I'm In Control" over my choice, it's my choice and how I Move or Don't Move will change my actions and feelings.
Jan was right, and so many others with all their mental health tools....all we can do is to "baby step" our way out of the hole of depression until we reach the stage where we can crawl, then get up and walk again.
For me, my mind takes me to a place of such disgust for myself, feelings of over whelmed and where do I even start....well that is where "move a muscle and change a thought" can kick start me to just doing something so simple as getting out of bed, or taking a shower and brushing my teeth, then getting dressed....so simple for typical people, yet such a hurdle to jump for us at times of stress/emotions.
Another gal in a DBT class when I was depressed, some one said "Don't Be So Hard On Yourself"....to which she replied "are you being too soft on yourself"... meaning not doing anything at all cause of just not feeling like it....that is again where move a muscle and change a thought comes right back....I've found this over and over again, if I can get myself dressed, music on I'm So Much more likely to move.
Have a super day!!
Just finished it. I messed up the eyes and didn't want to try again so I used black iron on. Anyway. Here it is!!!
Getting over having pneumonia, trying to survive this holiday with no family other than my kids who fit me in there lives whenever. To add to my heavy, sad heart while watching a movie I thought with my boyfriend and aide I turn to say something and see this.