Monday, 9 June 2014

Gratitude List

Things I'm grateful for this month:

Summer
The hot weather
Salt and sweet popcorn
McDonald's new chocolate chip iced frappe 
Living near the country
The Map book by Boni Lonnsburry- I've been re-reading it. (See this post for more on it: http://fallingpetalsuk.blogspot.co.uk/2013/08/law-of-attraction.html#more)
The honeysuckle and rose hand cream I bought at Roundstone
Dance Moms starting again


Sunday, 1 June 2014

Depression Resources



I have been feeling more depressed lately, it comes and goes. Sometimes I feel better than others. I'm signed up to Strong Inside Out's newsletter and I recently received an email with the latest post which is about depression triggers. I thought I would post it here in case it's helpful to anyone: http://stronginsideout.com/5-depression-triggers/

The triggers on the list for me would probably be 4. Lack of sleep (I go through phases of having trouble sleeping) and 5. Refusal to Look at the Bright Side (I can be very negative at times!). I don't drink much or do high intensity workouts. I don't eat breakfast very often but I think No 5 is the biggest trigger for me.


Another good resource about recovering from depression is this article on Danny Baker's site*:
 http://www.depressionisnotdestiny.com/dear-depression-sufferers-unfortunately-youre-probably-not-seeking-the-right-help/

I think No 3 which mentions reading self help books and doing online therapy is a good suggestion. I've read a lot of self help books. I did use to do exercises on MoodGYM (it was suggested to me by a therapist) but I haven't for ages. It might be time to go on there again.

Danny also has a free memoir about his recovery from depression that you can download.

Hope those links are helpful and I may do another post in the future with more resources. :)



Photo: Worthing Beach. Copyright Moonsparkle 2010.




*Not the British journalist DJ and presenter (like I thought originally) but a different one! lol.