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How will I think POSITIVE???

Sunday, March 03, 2013

Well, honestly, thinking positive is a choice. A choice we must make in order to live from moment to moment when depressed. Add to the choice that tomorrow my doctor will add another medication to my already long list of meds.....an anti-depressant.....and according to the nurse I saw yesterday, in a few days, I should be able to see some difference in my life.

I detest taking more medication but at this point, I will accept that it will help me, that it is only temporary and I will adjust and soon be back to myself. I've always been a serious minded person, always expected the worst from people and situations so that if the worst did not happen then I was pleasantly surprised. Sad but because of things that have happened in my life, I learned that if you expected disappointments then you weren't let down as much. So, having lived with that mindset for so long,

..... how will I think POSITIVE? One moment at a time. One situation at a time. One thought at a time. I will combat the negative with positive......if the day is bleak, I will make myself see joy.

Having a God that loves me even when I don't love myself......positive.
Having a wonderful husband that sticks with me when I'm so undeserving.....positive.
Having a son that is healthy......positive.
Having a roof over my head, a warm bed to sleep in and clothes on my back.....positive.
Having a vehicle that is paid for.......positive.
Having a job.....positive.
Having a place I can come to that will encourage me when I need it most....POSITIVE!

"Thank you" to those of you that are faithful in lifting me up when I'm down, pushing me when I need it and encouraging me always. You are the best! Now THAT'S positive!!!
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    So glad you are back!!

    No matter now hard you try, depression is NOT something we can think our self out of. Medication helps, prayer and spending time with God helps.

    Depression has its gifts believe or not--you get to know yourself much better, you find out who your "real" friends are, and you depend on God so much more, that you feel close to Him.

    I know that looking at everything that God has given you and reading His Word will be a big stepping stone to feeling better along with the medication. Today is filled with ways that God wants you to know and feel His love for YOU. Take time to be aware. You have so many wonderful and exciting days to look forward to.

    My prayers are with you. emoticon

    P.S. I have to take my medication--I don't like to, but if I don't, I will be in depression within 48 hours.

    1924 days ago

    Comment edited on: 3/11/2013 9:59:08 AM
    Keep up the Positive thoughts.......I am sorry you are tired of new meds, but I am pretty positive it will help in the long run.....I have been on Prozac for a long time now myself....I started back in the late 80's and resumed them in 97 after my Mom died. I found they helped keep the "bad thoughts" away and got me back on my feet when I did not want to get going. Right now I am taking them, as a precaution....every other time I have stopped, I have had to restart, so I don't even consider stopping now. So, I can be serious at times, but it has freed my lighter side, so I can be the true me......So, my advice is take the meds cheerfully and plan for them to work for you.....positive thinking helps too. Then, my Turtle friend, you can get back in the race..... emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Lynel
    1931 days ago
    Thanks so much for your positive words and your posts. You really are an encouragement to others! emoticon
    1931 days ago
    I used to live the same way you say , expecting the worst, it's not good. it made me stronger in a way but I was programming myself for disaster. being a natural skeptic didn't help either emoticon . tell yourself every morning this will be a perfect good day, choose every evening what was the best thing that happened to you that day(these aren't my ideas , they're from that book), makes you keep a correct perspective. the meds might take 2-3 weeks until they work . I don't know what kind of meds did you receive but be careful , some of them interact with other meds and some foods.
    1931 days ago
    It's really hard to break out of depression when it hits, but highlighting the positives and focussing on them is definately the way to go. emoticon emoticon
    1931 days ago
    I really enjoy your blog. You can do it!!!
    1932 days ago
    Not to burst your bubble but anti depressants take anywhere between two weeks to as long as a month to take effect-That being said, it is worth the wait if you need it. I'm not ashamed to admit that I've taken Paxil for many years now, and it's made a difference. Hold strong and it will all work out in the end emoticon
    1932 days ago
  • YB0511
    You can do it, one day at a time!
    1932 days ago
  • JOYOUS1917
    I really KNOW how you feel. I look for 'joy' in little things....a bird, flowers, a tree.
    Walking has helped me immensely. I haven't had insurance or money to go to doctors for my depression. So, I pray a lot. And, I have been taking vitamins.... and I found Spark People. I really do not have friends yet in this community and no job. But, I make myself look forward... I have no children, no husband and no family. By the way my name IS "JOY" and people always comment on that. emoticon emoticon emoticon Love you, and keep your chin up!
    1932 days ago

    Comment edited on: 3/3/2013 6:54:38 PM
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