One of my all time favorite movies <3 I absolutely LOVE Dory… in fact, my mom’s nickname, “Little D,” comes from us originally calling her Dory because that’s who she reminds us of :)
Just keep swimming!
Who remembers Balto?!
One of my dreams is to see the Northern Lights some day ;) I’ve had this dream ever since I was a little girl…
One day :)
Not only is life more enjoyable when you’re surrounded by good people who make you happy and enrich your life, but it is actually very important (medically) that you do not isolate yourself if you feel overwhelmed by depression, self harm, or suicidal thoughts. Isolation is a common behavior among adults facing depression, which often intensifies the overwhelming feeling of hopelessness that many patients report, leading to extreme and unsafe behaviors such as self harm. Here is a list of Dos and Don’ts for handling depression in a healthy, proactive manner:
- DON’T over do the caffeine.
- DON’T overindulge in comfort foods.
- DON’T turn to alcohol and other drugs.
- DON’T hibernate.
- DON’T procrastinate/avoid responsibilities.
- DON’T ISOLATE YOURSELF.
- DON’T accept a bad mood and wallow in it.
- DON’T blame others or take out your bad mood on them.
- DON’T get frustrated if you have ups and downs in your mood: that is normal and manageable with determination and practice.
- DO get a reasonable amount of rest.
- DO eat well (protein and carbs to boost energy without a “crash.”)
- DO exercise. Physical activity (even a 10 minute walk) will boost mood. A longer workout will stimulate a release of endorphins.
- DO take action. If you’re feeling lazy/worthless, prove yourself wrong. Remember past successes. Set small goals; break big tasks into smaller ones and give yourself credit for accomplishing each one.
- DO eliminate negatives where you can (e.g., avoid bad news or pessimistic people).
- DO add small pleasures. Savoring a cup of tea, listening to music, taking a walk, calling an old friend…Plan them into your schedule. You are deserving of happiness on a day-to-day basis.
- DO stimulate the senses. Eat spicy food, listen to powerful music, dance energetically, wear bright colors, take a very long hot bath, or a cold shower.
- DO something for someone else. Call your grandma, iron your roommate’s shirt, smile and say “hi” to people you don’t know.
- DO remember that recovery is an ongoing process; it can’t happen overnight.
- DO be honest with yourself. Seek help if you need it.
Lovely. So I wonder what I do, now that I’ve been isolating myself for so long.
Maybe starting with the last “DO” is a good idea…
I must realize this, on some subconscience level; I often feel hopeless, I often wonder if giving up/in wouldn’t just be easier…
…but there is something inside me that never lets me give up. I’m guessing that’s the hope part.
a little girl :|
I’m watching Tangled as I clean… I still love kiddie movies. I still love kiddie books. I love kids things and kids in general… they make me happy. The innocence of everything little human; I adore it.
Awww… this immediately made me think of my boyfriend :)
He always sees the good/beauty in everyone… especially me.
Did you ever walk through a room that’s packed with people, and feel so lonely you can hardly take the next step?– JODI PICOULT