Today, I’m going to tell you my step-by-step plan on how I am going to pull myself out of the slump of depression. It’s a simple plan, but it’s by no means easy. It’s going to be hard to implement these things in my life, but I think that, if I do, I will see some really positive results.
I’ve been wallowing in self-pity all these months, just wondering how to get over this and get back to where I was before this depressive episode started. I’ve been thinking of myself as the victim. I’ve come to realize, however, that thinking of yourself as the victim in a situation like this is a toxic mentality.
Yesterday, I went home early. I was having a hard time staying at work because my anxiety was making me feel trapped. I have this problem a lot at work which is why I tend to miss so much. My FMLA accommodation is the only thing that’s saved my job (and my sanity) so far.…… Continue reading I Lost a Battle, But I’m Still Winning the War.
When I first started seeing Dr. H, she suggested that I prepare an emotional toolbox for when times get hard. When I’m in the middle of a panic attack or severe depressive episode, it’s hard to think of things I can do to calm myself down. I kind of just mentally flail around and freak…… Continue reading What’s In My Emotional Toolbox?
Today, I’d like to share with you a list of my favorite positive affirmations. Most of the time, I’m at work when I need to use these, so I tend to think them to myself rather than saying them out loud. Even so, they help me so much to get back on track to a…… Continue reading My Top 15 Favorite Positive Affirmations.
At this point, you probably don’t know that I have a lot of mental illnesses. I do, and they suck. I have been formally diagnosed with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Major Depressive Disorder, and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder among a few other things that affect me less. I’ve been in treatment for a while now, and…… Continue reading Mental Illnesses Get Worse Before They Get Better.