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Gotta do something here... don't like feeling this depressed

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Well, technically, winter doesn't start till Saturday, so these are being considered fall storms....hmp! And that first day or two is over and it's not fun anymore. We got the ice on top of the snow last nite and now with how many times the snow plow has gone through, we have about 4 feet of hard icey snow piled up in our driveway.... hope the shovel will even dig through it... not fun... and a long winter of it doesn't sound like any fun at all.

And to add to that, I can't get in the mood to do anything Christmasy, being alone with no family around and everyone else has their family, you feel like you are intruding... not a nice way to feel...

BEing off my feed and exercise isn't helping things either..... so what power do I have... I do have the power to change how I eat and exercise, so time to pull myself up by my bootstraps and do something about it...
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GAILANN48 12/21/2013 10:53AM

    I'm hoping that you're feeling a little better today. I certainly understand the feeling you've so well described, though, and must admit to sharing a bit of the same for the same reasons you listed. But our shortest day has just passed, so now the days will start getting longer...more sunshine, and spring on the way.

Despite being away from family in this family season, I hope joy finds you anyway, Lila. There must be a reason we're still here, right?

:) Gail



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TERRI289 12/20/2013 10:14PM

    Sorry to hear that you are so bummed. Glad you are going to pull yourself together! emoticon

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PATTYKLAVER 12/20/2013 9:28AM

    I know all too well the feeling of not having family around. But, being back around family I realize that it's not all smooth sailing. I'm trying so hard to not let my oldest sister get to me, but I'm not sure I'm making any headway. Again, I wish we lived closer together. We could help each other through the lovely moods we're in. Hang in there!

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LOUIE-LILY 12/19/2013 9:18PM

    I saw your blog and just wanted to stop by to offer some encouragement. I'm also alone and far away from the little bit of family I still have. I'm blessed to have a few friends that I call my posse, but I'm the end...I am alone. I have Faith and that helps me remember I'm not truly alone because God is with me. But it is especially difficult this time of year. I think there are many people in the same position and I'd bet if you reach out on SP there will be plenty of people looking for someone to chat with. If you feel lonely, or just need someone to say hi to...feel free to come over and visit me...I'll be around emoticon
Hang in there...This too shall pass...
Hugs,
Nancy

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KAYDE53 12/19/2013 8:42PM

    Hope you find something to chase away the blues; holidays can do that to any of us for different reasons! As for the weather, I'm afraid this is going to be a long, hard one!

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SLENDERELLA61 12/19/2013 2:41PM

    Good plan. Doing something can help. Use the power you have. Set a small goal, achieve it, celebrate. That often makes me feel better. This can be a depressing season for those without family close. Hope you find just what you need.

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TOPSBEAR 12/19/2013 12:12PM

    I wrote a long reply to your blog.....and I erased it. No one needs to get more depressed with the words I had written so lets just say I agree with everyone here....christmas is a depressing and lonely time for a lot of people.
, me included

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LOWCARBRENEE 12/19/2013 11:48AM

    I know the feeling. I'm always slightly depressed at Christmas. :(

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MOM2ACAT 12/19/2013 11:12AM

    I can relate; I am single, and I have health issues that prevent me from doing a lot of socializing.
I am also already tired of winter; not so much the snow, but the bitter cold. We really haven't had that much snow where I live compared to many other areas though.

I agree with GRLTAZ, when I find myself feeling depressed, it really does help me to count my blessings. And if the weather is bad on a day I am not going out, I remind myself that I am lucky to be able to stay off the roads, and stay at home safe and warm.

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GRLTAZ 12/19/2013 10:56AM

    You go girl ! I am in the same mood but have to admit I busted out laughing at the "hmp !" as I could just picture the juted out bottom lip and crossed arms ! Thank you for the smile ! Just go day by day and when you wake up, before you get out of bed, talk to your angels or to yourself and find 3 things to be grateful for. It can be anything. No pain, a good nights sleep, healthy kids or family, quiet time to yourself for 5 minutes, the fact you have a job, food on the table, or a roof over your head. I promise you will find more positivity and happiness doing this and winter will go faster in your mind. On really bad days, I am grateful for sunshine, the beautiful snow, no ice on the roads, whatever I can find. You may benefit from a full spectrum light like they use for people with seasonal affective disorder even if you do not have that. Blessings to you. TC

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