A three-day weekend is unusual in my line of work. Retail, even big box retail, is all about the holidays. Thankfully, our buildings are closed on all major holidays. But the day before and the day after are crazy busy. The day before consists of all the last-minute shoppers who “just need one thing.” And then they arrive at the checkout with their cart brimming with other … [Read more...] about I Cannot Believe I Have a Three-Day Weekend
On the surface, the term self-care seems straight-forward. I Googled® the definition just to be sure my assessment of self-care was in line with general notions. Based on this definition, I feel I understand what the idea of self-care is all about. self-care So why do I struggle with self-care? Last year, as I first learned how to think about and practice … [Read more...] about What Makes Me Feel Obliged to Struggle with Self-Care?
Look at me, I’m unplugged and taking some self-care time. And it is pretty darn relaxing. Just sitting on the front porch, rocking in the rocking chair. The sun, when it peaks through the thunderheads, hasn’t reached the rocker yet. In another hour, it will be too hot to sit on the front porch. Then, I will move to the back deck and find a suitable chair. I may even … [Read more...] about No Cell Phone, Just the Thunderstorms Rolling In
Depression is happiest when I am keeping secrets. It loves when I sneak around and don’t share what it is telling me. All those crazy plan’s depression has suggested to me over the years involve me keeping them hidden from others. This has included major issues relating to my job. And many minor issues like canceling our back up internet service at the house without … [Read more...] about I Have Fewer Secrets Taking Wellbutrin – Doing the Drugs Part V
Treat Yourself With The Same Dignity and Respect You Give Others. I do a very poor job in how I treat myself and this fortune reminds me of that. Now I wouldn’t call this a fortune even though it came out of a fortune cookie. It is more of an affirmation or a positive saying or words to live by. Maybe the fortune is in living that life where you value yourself, even as … [Read more...] about I Found Unhelpful Thinking In My Fortune Cookie