Saturday, August 08, 2015

What Gets Me Through

It's been a while since I last spoke about my mental health, but I'm going to, today.

I've had a bit of a dip, this week. There's been a lot of not being able to get out of bed, and A LOT of tears. I've hidden away a fair bit, as the only person that doesn't ask 
'what's wrong' 
is Mr. Ojo. 

He's been with me long enough to understand that there isn't anything wrong, it just IS.

2 groups of my friends were out tonight, but I simply couldn't talk myself into going, I hid instead. It's easier.

Online I can hide away. I don't have to wear a mask, I just type jolly.

I'm hoping the dip won't last long, and finding things to get out of bed for has helped

For Example:

Yesterday Mr. Ojo suggested getting my sewing machine out. I hadn't made it out of bed until gone 1pm, I couldn't face it. I listened to him, and spent the rest of the afternoon/evening, sewing. It sounds simple doesn't it?

After that, last night, the flood gates truly opened. I cried, and cried, until hubby fell asleep holding me, but that helps! I woke feeling better today, so the sewing machine came back out.

I also did the other thing that gets me through:

Baking.

Tonight, I don't feel like crying. Actually I feel quite calm, I'm not regretting not going out, as I worry I would have brought others down. I'm definitely feeling better than I did at the beginning of the week though.

What gets you through the dips?
Do you suffer with depression?

I'm always here to listen, if needed.

2 comments:

  1. Jo sending you massive hugs. I'm not sure what gets me through my lulls and lows. Sometimes I think i just ride the storm solo until it calms. I can't pin point anything. Sending you much love from someone who totally understands xxxx

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