Go into this winter (lockdown) with the mind of a caterpillar & in the spring prepare to emerg & transfigure into 2021 stronger, healthier & wiser. Why not!?
How can anyone not be wiser after all this. I'd like to share a couple suggestions of what I KNOW works for me - it can't hurt.. yes, I've had experience with depression before a pandemic - 202o was one of our happiest years. So here goes, a few pointers to prevent depression spiraling out of control.
-Have Faith. I can't express it enough... To have faith is everything - to have Faith is to have faith in me. Have Faith we will continue through this.
-If you are struggling with thoughts of giving up, be brave and ask to speak to someone.
I had/have 2 Dr.s who speak & listen... explain. God sent my Dr.s, I know it now.
"I promise you Georgia, it will get better... soon you will meet someone & have your own family.." said my Dr. sitting in his office (after hours) as he stitched me up for 'cutting', a little too deep 'that time' & I was too embarrassed to go to the hospital. I cut my arms , thighs, abdomen with a razore blade for years... my mother never seemed to notice, I found out later, she informed others I did it because "I was fucked up"... I sure was. I cut because I did NOT know how to deal with the depression, I cut to hurt myself because I felt I was not wanted. I cut because I was the only one I could control. I cut becuase it felt better to hurt myself than others. I am reminded by scars physical & mental.
Find someone to talk to - if you can't find someone - there's ALWAYS Jesus.
-Do not drink alcohol. So much abuse could be avoided without alcohol. All you have to do is 'pass on the alcohol. Because, I was raised in a 'alcohol home there are times during this pandemic - I've condiered getting drunk to forget it all, if only for a few hours. Yikes. Not a good time to get drunk and wallow - it's easy to be swallowed by depression with all currently happening. Don't do it.. it only dulls the feelings, nothing goes away.
After excessive alcohol, problems are usually worse as well as feeling hung over.
I treat myself to LUCs brew in a wine glass- LOVE the blueberry Basil, not only is it tasty, refreshing- it's good for me. Alcohol Free. It's your choice.
Read. Craft.. learn to speak a new language... I learned to speak Goat - just as Nugget.
Why not- NOW is the time to dream & transform - ready to spread our wings & FLY when... we can.
With THC & TLC