I am Depressed

Every day, I need to:

  • shower
  • eat at least one healthy meal
  • go outside & be active for at least 40min
  • take my meds
  • sleep at least 8hrs, during the night hours

When withdraw, I need to:

  • accept physical contact. Just hold hands, or hug.
  • understand that this will pass. Be aware that this mood does not own me.
  • break out of my environment. Go to a bookstore or a park, even though I don't want to. It will give me room to try on new emotions or think new thoughts.
  • trust suggestions from others. They are in a healthier state of mind, and can bring me back to a place where I can be the one making decisions.

Others may not understand, but they are trying to. They have not given up on me, and that's what matters most.

I am not healthy yet, but I can be.

There are people who love me, because I matter.

I deserve to be loved, and I deserve to treat myself well.

I can learn to love myself, and I will start by taking care of my body in small ways, like above.

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Last updated over 4 years ago on October 5, 2010 10:16 am