Long time since I blogged. No real reason, except my mind has been on a different path.
I divorced Facebook and married Twitter, and currently trying to separate. Now that should be funny!
In the midst of it all I have been depressed to the point of feeling suicidal. As a result, I chose to get therapy. Currently I practice ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for depression). Naturally I wanted to bolt after the first session, telling myself that I didn’t need help, and that I could figure out exactly what I needed without the help of others. WRONG. I need help.
What I am learning is cloudy days are a trigger to feel sorry for myself. What I have accepted is “I am okay. Whatever it is, it’s already here and I will be open to it.” I repeat this mantra throughout the day. Strangely, I sense calmness when I say the words.
I try to practice yoga two times a week. I walk at least four miles four to five times a week. I downloaded an insight timer meditation app on my phone to utilize for guided meditation. I try to accept what I am feeling without guilt and remorse; allowing myself to sit through the feelings. These practices have been an enlightenment in my recovery from depression. I don’t want to promote my improvement too soon, but today I am in an acceptance spot and that is encouraging to me.
How do you handle depression?