Well, it’s been awhile since my last post. I wish I could say I was vacationing in some tropical land, but sadly I’ve been battling depression.
After the loss of my beloved dog Leona, I was sort of triggered and fell into depression. I didn’t realize how much she meant to me until I lost her. I also have been battling a serious lack of motivation on top of it.
I haven’t been on social media for a while. Nor have I been on my phone or computer. Sort of taking a break.
Trying to muster up the energy to exist has been hard. Simple chores like brushing my hair or brushing my teeth has become daunting.
To add to matters the weather has now become my bane. Lack of sun, mostly rain and snow has added to my depression. I believe I’ve now entered into Seasonal Affective Disorder.
Life hasn’t been smooth or easy lately, but I’m hanging in there.
I’ve been working desperately to straighten life up! Trying to be more positive, productive and see the silver lining. It’s a bit difficult to do on my own. My psychiatrist won’t prescribe me anymore antidepressants, as they put me into mania.
So, I’m left to my own devices on getting out of this battle with depression.
As I’m not new to battling depression I know there are many ways to help combat it, for example:
- Listening to upbeat music
- Reading books
- Exercise/ Walking/ Yoga
- Hobbies (cooking, crochet, art)
- Reaching out to friends & family
- Interacting on social media
- Grounding techniques
- Writing (blog articles, journal entries)
- Personal positive affirmations
There are a lot of ideas to help. The battle is actually doing them when I’m lacking the motivation. I’m certainly trying my hardest! After all, I’m writing this post, right? It’s a good start!
On a lighter note, my husband has been hard at work on the website (BipolarMe.net) You may notice some changes. It’s frankly taken a lot of time, effort, and diligence to get it where were happy with it. We want to offer all a good experience with useful information.
I hope you all enjoy and find useful the information we’ve added!
As for me, I will be back to writing regularly my experiences on living with bipolar disorder, and hope you all stay tuned.