Trying to Figure Out How to Get Back on Track

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

January hasn't been the big change that I was hoping for. The workouts that I've been planning on doing, the healthy eating, the cleaning and organizing... none of it. Some of it is depression, which is a constant that I've been dealing with. I know that I need to call and make an appointment with a therapist, but I've got major phone-phobia and making the call has been literally impossible for me to do. Some of it is general lethargy. I've been dealing with a horrid chest cold that is sapping everything from me and causing a lack of sleep, so I know that's some of it. But it doesn't feel like all of it. I'm going to make an appointment to have some blood work done/meet with my doctor to see what all might be wrong with me. I know that there are health issues in my family so it can't hurt. I'm also dealing with "where do I start?" when it comes to cleaning and organizing.

I know that I need to get back on track. I know that getting out and walking, at the very least, will help me deal with SAD. I know that getting away from the computer and playing with my boys will help. It's just a matter of making myself do it. Which, combined with the lethargy and depression, is sometimes difficult to do.

Does anyone have suggestions to help me out with this? I can use them. Because I NEED to get healthier, mentally and physically. And I'm having a hard time doing it alone.
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    When I was in the throes of depression the last thing that I wanted to do was talk on the phone. But I got an ultimatum about calling a therapist, so I had to do it. I started by calling when I was sure that a person wouldn't answer so I could just leave a blubbering message about why I needed to see someone. Then the ball was in their court so to speak. If I didn't get a call back within 3 days, I'd try someone else. As it turns out, I think most therapists don't answer their phones but rather respond to voicemails. Make the call & get some help. It's one of the best things that you can do for yourself and you are so worth it.
    2985 days ago
    I agree with the previous comment...once you're feeling better (over that chest cold) your goals will seem more doable. emoticon Just take one day at a time...make one small change at a time... emoticon
    2986 days ago
    I think going to see your doctor is a good step as your feeling tired for a reason. Having a cold doesnt help either especially a chest cold which is probably why your not sleeping. I think once the cold is gone and your sleeping better you will feel more motivated. Hope you feel better soon and remember we are here for you. emoticon
    2986 days ago
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