Today started out the way many days have begun lately – with groans and complaints. I feel so old in the mornings, it’s when the aches and pains are the worst, I’m tired from not having slept, and it’s another day. Another day that I have to get through. Lately I have been wishing with all my heart that things could just stop for a while. Long enough for me to have a quick rest at least. God, where did you put the ‘pause button’? I cannot find it!
But life doesn’t wait for anyone!
Struggling so badly with depression, chronic fatigue, and a dastardly virus lately means that a lot of my spare time has been spent in bed. What a waste of time! It’s very tempting to sleep away as much of the day as I can – because that means I don’t have to face it, don’t have to be there, and I don’t have to be inside my head. It’s called Avoidance. But it’s not making anything better.
True fact – when you are in pain, lying in bed and being inactive makes it worse. When you are depressed, lying in bed and being inactive makes that worse too! It’s getting up and moving, outdoors, that helps with both mood and pain, hard as it can be to push yourself out there in the beginning!
So today, I got up, and I went out into the garden with Shalimar.
We both felt a heck of a lot better!
It’s getting cold here. Winter is on it’s way! I love winter because it means that Shalimar cuddles up to me all the more. When you are under the doonas, with a warm purring cat nestled into your body, you just don’t want to move! Life feels so good and so full of love
Sometimes we let the hard stuff get us down and we forget to see just how blessed we are and our lives are. And I’m thankful every time I’m reminded of this.
Sometimes things get to be a bit much, but who doesn’t get overwhelmed and tired? That’s life, right? And now I know that if I get outside and surround myself with the beautiful world and my beloved kitty, and talk and spend time with the people I love, too – I’ll feel a heck of a lot better.
You can’t put some things in an antidepressant!
Hope you have all had a good weekend and thank you for reading my blog.
What makes you feel grateful today?
How do you make yourself feel better when you are not feeling all that good?