Depression is something that I have struggled with for decades now. I am feeling the effects of it very strongly at this time, but instead of trying to fight against it I accept that this is a part of me. Don't get me wrong, I am not saying that I don't wish to get out of the depressed state, what I am saying is that I am allowing it to take its course and not being hard on myself during the process. By doing this I have found that the depression lifts more rapidly and I am able to be myself again, if this makes any sense. See, in the past I would get down on myself for feeling this way, and it only made matters worse, because by getting down on myself, I was not liking myself or accepting myself for who I am. So I know that this depressed state will not last long, at least I am praying it doesn't, but I just wanted to share this with you all because I know that some of you are also struggling with depression, and perhaps this may help in some way. Something I have noticed, too, is that when I go through depression I do not stop posting on my blog. For myself, doing this blog is a form of therapy, as it gives me something happy and constructive to do that is a good diversion. For those of you who are newer to my blog and may be wondering...yes, I am on medication for depression. In fact, the medication I am taking was increased to double about a year ago. I still get the effects of depression, but not as deeply or as long as I did in the past, and I think this is partially due to the increased dose of medication but also partially due to the way I see myself when I am going through it. Thank you so much for listening, and I hope you all enjoy this post! :)
The videos I have selected for this post are:
A Just for Laughs Gag/Juste pour Rire
Loretta Laroche: Relax and Rest
Top 5 Most Expensive Cat Breeds
For the following, I am providing the link sources beneath photo. You just need to click on the images to see a larger view.
Begin to see yourself as a soul with a body rather than a body with a soul. - Wayne Dyer