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Thank you for your encouragement

Saturday, April 26, 2014

I have been having a rough couple of weeks. My depression has been very bad and it has been all I can do to keep logging on each day, so your encouragement means the world to me. I really appreciate all of the kind comments on my page.

I haven't been involved in the community activities like I would like to be.
I have been striving to eat healthy each day, but I have fallen off on the exercise.

It's time to start walking and tracking my nutrition and fitness each week again. I am having such a hard time getting motivated, but like when I started this journey, I just need to do it in spite of the pain. I was starting to feel better when I was following healthy habits.

Springtime brings allergies. I feel like I have been punched in the eyes and the muscles on the side of my neck are giving me a horrible headache. I don't like taking painkiller, but I guess I will do so this morning. Now I remember why I like the cooler weather.
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Thank you, my precious friends, for your encouragement.
I will make the effort to do better today.

Have a lovely day.
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LYNNIERN 4/28/2014 6:40AM

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LIVELYLULU37 4/28/2014 3:09AM

    I have been there with bad depression. It's good that you let us know, so we can send out a cheerful thought. How are you feeling today? Better I hope!! Thinking of you, Jen

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SAINTBERNARD6 4/27/2014 3:58PM

    Dawn,

I stopped by to see you yesterday but you must have been out. I was at granddaughter's in the trailer park...

Hope today is better for you. It sure isn't any fun being in that black hole...

Elsie

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ONTHEPATH2 4/27/2014 11:00AM

    We all need someone to lean on! Glad to be able to be here for you, as people have been there for me! For me when I struggle with depression, I get in my car and drive to one of the nature trails. I walk and take in the beauty around me. Every time I see something I didn't see the day before. Not sure if I wasn't really looking, or if it wasn't there. It seems that I always find something that makes me stop in wonder! Sometimes it is a simple wildflower, or the buds bursting on the branches of a tree, or the song of a bird, or the bright red of a cardinal against the gray, leafless trees, or the small herd of deer wandering by watching me. It takes me out of my problems and worries for just a moment of time - and it sustains me when they return! and of course they say exercising builds the endorphins that help, so my walk packs a double whammy! My walk is like someone's trip to the spa!

I hope you find something that you love that brings you to that place of peace and that your allergies calm down and you feel better!!!

Hang in there! It won't always be like this!!! The sun is up there under the clouds and you will feel it again! Love you!

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DIDMIS 4/27/2014 1:19AM

    Hope you are doing better beautiful lady

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MADAMES 4/27/2014 12:03AM

    Thank you for your blog. Springtime allergies can be rough! I'm glad to hear that Spark friends have been helpful to you in your struggles. Believe me, we have all been there; it is great that we can be there for each other!
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KSW1963 4/26/2014 11:48PM

    I hope you feel better soon! Hopefully everything will get bloomed out and the pollen count will go back down where you are. Good for you that you keep on trying! I tell myself that even small efforts will pay big dividends when you keep at it. I have struggled a little bit with depression. I can remember asking myself "what makes a good day?" I came up with 5 activities that needed to happen during that day for me to call it a success. Usually when I did all of those 5, I could feel myself feeling better, because I had accomplished something. They weren't all huge either...one of them was get up and get fully dressed and brush hair and teeth. It was hard some days to even do that....but when I did, I felt better. Another one was always 30 minutes of exercised. Exercise helped a lot. I always feel like I have accomplished something productive if I exercise.

Anyway...all that to say, I'm thinking about you and hoping for your success and happiness. emoticon

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SILVERANGEL6 4/26/2014 9:15PM

    Also, try Spring Forest QiGong for your allergies, depression etc....Master Chunyi Lin is a Master Healer....if you can afford to do a course, I highly recommend him......it's not just another Eastern thingy, it really works. Google him & read the testimonials, he also has a You Tube channel....I have done the facial massages, for my sinus....fantastic, you can also learn how to heal yourself, that is, if you really want to get better.
Sounds to me that you are at a crossroads in your life, don't fall back into the negativity, just because it feels comfortable. Avow to change, be determined & write out a daily schedule to enable you.....
I wish you well, my dear...we are all connected
You are Loved...
Sylvia xx
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LINDA! 4/26/2014 9:14PM

    emoticon I hope that you are feeling better. I understand about the depression and also allergies. The allergies are kicking my butt right now.

Take care of yourself.

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SILVERANGEL6 4/26/2014 9:08PM

    I had the neck muscle pain recently....nothing helped except when my partner used some cream & massaged it for me, then I added heat for 20 minutes, with a heat pack, this over 3 days, took it away. I too was getting horrible headaches.... I must say, if you know anything about Universal Energy, then I have to tell you that, Astrologically speaking, the Energy is very high at the moment, and it is affecting many people around the World....this is one way....
I used glucosamine cream, it had a small amount of menthol in it....it was the only cream I had on hand at the time, BTW....
I can only recommend that you do this...before sleep, tell the Universe, (Source Creator, God, Angels, Guides, whatever) what you are grateful for, looking back on the day...you were alive, that's one! lol...then do it again when you wake up. Also, I usually state out loud, Today I choose (or say "I AM") to be healthy & happy. Say it all day as many times as you can remember....I also repeat 'I Love you" over & over, again, as many times as I can remember during the day. Be mindful of how you talk to yourself. Try & catch yourself saying negative things, and re-phrase it...other must do's, Forgive yourself, for everything you ever did, ALL of it....all those things you perceived as wrong/bad etc were just stepping stones to learning how to be a 'good' human being! A baby falls many times when learning to walk, forgive yourself, girl, be kind to yourself!! We all make errors, that is normal...and learn how to Love yourself, all of you....a 15 min meditation daily would also help, but I know that this, along with walking/exercise can be a challenge....I have similar problems....lol...
I hope this helps, if you need any more help, links to help, anything at all, contact me. I Love being of Service...
Love
Sylvia x

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1CRAZYDOG 4/26/2014 8:40PM

    emoticon Hope you're feeling physically better and then your depression will lift. It is so hard to deal with physical ailments and feeling down too. So sorry!



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CHALLENGER15 4/26/2014 11:39AM

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AUDISP 4/26/2014 11:30AM

    Hang in there, we all have down days. I know you can overcome this. Take care, Mary

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MAESTROSHASHA 4/26/2014 10:44AM

    Just stopping by to cheer you on! It's hard escaping from the grip of depression. Kudos to you for getting on here. Even the smallest things can seem so difficult during these times. Keep plugging away. We'll get there together! :)

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RITAROSE 4/26/2014 10:37AM

  emoticon Good for you to blog about this! I have logged my food off and on and have found that logging is heading in the right direction, not logging leads to an unrealistic view of what you've eaten, which leads to not losing weight, but either staying put or even worse, gaining! emoticon You CAN do this! Keep logging, keep blogging! Hope you get a handle on the allergies so that you can enjoy the outdoors which is good for depression! emoticon

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SHARJOPAUL 4/26/2014 10:36AM

    Sorry your depression has been hard on you. Remember exercise is really helpful to relieve depression, so if you have to take an antihistamine and get out in the sunshine and walk. You will feel better!

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