Depression: Through the Pain

You CAN make it through the pain.

The Company You Keep

on June 19, 2013

Good morning!

Have you started doing your 15 minutes of housework each day?  I like to put on some uplifting music and set the timer while I clean.  Fifteen minutes isn’t much, but soon you’ll see a big difference in your home.

This may sound cold, but I would advise you not to spend an extended amount of time hanging out with other depressed people right now.  You need to focus on your own recovery.  Realistically, the people we spend time with affect our moods.  Constant company with other depressed individuals will most likely keep you feeling the same.  Just remember, when you’re at the bottom of a well, you need someone on the outside to help pull you out.  Two struggling at the bottom is a very difficult task and one fraught with discouragement.  I know your heart wants to help them, too, and that you have the best of intentions.  But keep that for after you have recovered.  Then you will be better equipped to help them.  The best thing you can do for a depressed friend at this time is to point them in the right direction to get the help they need.  Refer them to a doctor or counselor, share with them a helpful book, suggest this or another website if those sites have been helpful to you. YOU’LL MAKE IT, and so will they, if they’re committed to overcoming their depression!!!! 

KEEP USING YOUR TOOLS!  You have a lot now.  Use as many as you can.  Remember, the list of tools is listed in the right sidebar under the “Categories” heading.

I’ll be back on Friday!

Blessings, Elizabeth

*** If you are new to this blog, it is best to start by reading “About” and the first entry that was posted on May 13, 2013.  Then read each consecutive entry, one per day.  Welcome!

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