I really enjoy my life and the people I share it with. I’m always thankful for my journey that has brought me to my present place and for being blessed and protected in everything that I do. But those who suffer from depression or other disorders know that even though you are blessed, sometimes this illness likes to step up and take the wheel. Being aware of our ups and downs and knowing the difference between having a bad day and being depressed (a chemical imbalance) is crucial.
Taking action when depressed let alone just feeling yucky is imperative and also sometimes very hard. For those who are dealing with these issues because of age, stress, menopause, postpartum etc, for the first time it’s confusing and frustrating, and ultimately if not treated more depressing. If you (or someone you know) ever feel the symptoms of depression seek help from a medical professional.
Soooo…… Here are some of the fabulous things I did to get me out of my winter funky funk!
I love my spiritual practice. It’s all mine and I enjoy it. Even when I feel like garbage, or am discouraged about something, I have learned that if I just DO anything from my spiritual bag of tricks, I always feel better. Whatever your faith is, this proves true. For instance, I love candles, crystals, and colour therapy. So I bought some candles (don’t have to be fancy) and focused on healing. Here is my link on CANDLE THERAPY. I love CRYSTALS and find it helpful to intuitively choose one or more and just sit quietly and relax with them or do a guided meditation. This helps to get rid of negative self talk and clear your mind. This creates space for positive talk and visualization. I love my oracle cards, and will chose a deck to focus on the powerful positive message they always give.
When I’m down, I hate doing anything. But….I do always feel better when my environment is clean and how I like it. I rearranged some of my furniture and bought some new plants and I felt better about my environment. I get bored and like to switch things up here and there and I love it. A new vase or decoration is always a winner in my book and even if it’s small it gives a room a fresh new appeal.
This is my favorite!!! I love to spoil myself and I deserve it! From taking a nice hot bath, getting my hair done, to a fancy manipedi, to a shopping trip, I’m game!! Every year we go to Toronto for a conference and everything is paid for. I love it! I just came back from Toronto a week ago and I shopped, ate out, dressed up, slept in, and left the world as I know it behind for four days. What a good time in a different city with different fashion and energy! Even if you can get one night away it’s worth it. Getting a break and spending time to yourself is always therapeutic.
Good friends and positive input is enjoyable no matter what! I love my family and friends and have many I can talk to or go out with and I always feel better. Taking a step outside yourself and spending time with others always lifts your mood and puts a different spin on things that you might be down about.
DO SOMETHING NICE FOR ANOTHER
Putting a smile on another’s face always lifts my spirit. I love it when I can help another and make their day better or just make them laugh. Opening myself up to help others has enabled me to be a strength to those in need and in a place where I can share my knowledge and experiences with those who need help or encouragement. A smile, a kind word, a coffee, flowers or a gift card can brighten someone’s day more than you can imagine. Focusing on helping others and bringing a positive moment to their day raises your spirit and fills you with happiness and a sense of fulfillment.
Winter Blahs….they’re gone. Yay!! Did it take effort…yes. Did it take action…yes! I had to get off that couch and stop playing the pity party record. I saddled up and took off. Someone had to buy those hot boots, that cute coat and that sexy watch, damn it!! And that someone was me! Lol! Now, I don’t endorse shopping on impulse and this was a planned trip and I had money put aside to splurge on my Toronto trip. I’ve done the damage many a time (but it was sooo much fun) impulse buying, Libra’s thrive on new and pretty things and Virgo’s love shopping. Me and my sweetie love to shop. double curse! lol!
So life is good (it always is) and spring has sprung and I can’t wait for it to get warmer out!! Always love and nurture yourself. Whatever makes you smile and feel like your best self, you deserve it!! Take time out to love and appreciate who you are and what you represent in this world. There is only one you and you are special and deserve the best. Enjoy your Inner Goddess!!