It was the 4th of July yesterday and I got distracted. I have an alarm set on my phone to bring in the birdfeeders around dusk. This removes them from harm before the bears come by. Well, between going to my sisters for a picnic supper (outside with mostly social distancing) and setting off a few fireworks when back at home, I forgot to bring in the bird feeders. The … [Read more...] about Knowing What to Do and Doing it Are Two Different Things
I tell myself I avoid drama, and yet many of my waking hours are spent creating all or nothing situations in my head. I interrupt someone and get a short response. Immediately, my mind goes to the worst possible meaning of that response. They don’t love me. They're mad at me for something. What did I do? And silence is even worse. My depression uses silence to get … [Read more...] about Why Do I Think in Terms of All or Nothing?
Why am I stuck in this loop of sameness? As I begin writing, I realize this is not the first time I have written about this. My mind has been stuck in a painful, unproductive loop before. And how to jump-start a new, more productive loop is where I am now. READ: Will everyday be the same? Last night, after getting home from work, I had a small meal. By 11 PM, I … [Read more...] about Same Stuff, Just A Different Day
I clicked on a link and there it was. "We are a spectacular compilation of little victories that exist in the face of odds, not in our favor." Kate Speer “The Positively Kate Depression-Busting Routine.” Read The entire article. Reading this was exactly what I needed this morning. Kate’s routine begins by celebrating getting out of bed. Believe it or not, the … [Read more...] about Celebrating the little victories brings balance into my life