Life has been extra busy lately and I’ve been missing writing. Today’s spiel is a reaction to some things that happened this week in a friend’s family and so I just thought I’d share my thoughts about that label of ‘Depression’. That insidious dark state of being that we oftentimes keep hidden from those close to us – or alternatively we dump it all over them. I’ve been there, from the inside and from the outside and I’ve found some wonderful tools to help escape it.
So here’s my list for when you’re in that black thickness in your head and you feel like you’re drowning and you can’t see the sense in continuing with this life….or your head feels like it’s bursting at the seams with the pressure of keeping your pain and thoughts inside. I have no medical or otherwise qualifications and my advice is purely my own thoughts, what you do with it is your decision.
- Choose to change – you will mess up your family and friends if you decide to quit life for good, even if you think they’re better off without you, or that they don’t care.
- Quit sugar – totally
- Start a bathroom routine:
- Look at yourself in the mirror, directly into your own eyes, and make yourself smile;
- Laugh 3 times: hee hee hee, ha ha ha, ho ho ho – or more if you find this ridiculousy silly;
- Dance your way through your routine – moving even a little bit out of the ordinary, a jiggle of your bum, or a wave of your arms;
- Put on some pure essential oils and take 3 deep breaths of them – I use doTERRA because they’re awesome and effective. Maybe Elevation, Frankincense, or Wild Orange – or all 3!
- Tell yourself that today you CHOOSE JOY, you choose to be happy just for today.
If you want help, tell somebody that you trust, maybe they’ll just check in to see if you’ve done your 5 steps today.
If you’d like to try the doTERRA oils contact me – wherever you are in the world I can get them to you.
If you want to learn to dance to heal go to nianow.com and find a Nia class somewhere – no experience or coordination needed!
I also had a wonderful Historical Society trip to one of the older homesteads in the district, my children’s great great grandmother was born there. I love all the stonework, not to mention the gorgeous setting, although it’s a pity the new owners removed all the trees and gardens around the house.