Here are two videos “How To Deal With Depression” and “How to Stop Feeling Depressed” by a Noah Elkrief. I could summarize the videos for you but I believe that would be a disservice because it would sabotage their purpose which is to help you to experientially know what he […]
“Get something from it! You’re already in pain. Us it! Do something with it! Allow it to take you to the next level! Allow you pain to take you to the next level!” That’s why it’s there, to take you to the next level.
“Recycle your pain.”
Get back up again, and again, and again, and again. I did it every day several times a day for years. I still do it. Get back up again!!!
I have been depressed. I’ve been pushing myself to go out, to answer the phone, to shower, to read, to meditate, to walk, to stay engaged somehow. I will not complain. Complaining is useless. I’ve been using the tools I have written about in this blog and other that I haven’t written about yet. So for now watch this:
If you suffer from anxiety you have to allow yourself to do what is necessary to make yourself feel good throughout the day. You’ve got to be deliberate about how you wake up. You’ve got to be deliberate about how you go to sleep and how you structure your life […]
I’ve been working on multiple entries all at once over the last few days. That’s an ADD thing you know. So I have several things in the almost done column. For now check out the Breaking Depression Youtube Channel that I set up. There are numerous playlists on various subjects and I will be expanding this on a regular basis.
I hope you like the videos!
I did not know whether to call this “When I Have a Bad Day” or “When You Have a Bad Day”, but the title I chose to use tells you something. If you are where I was then you may feel that every day is a bad day. Indeed, for many years of my life, just about every day was a bad day. But now the title is “When I Have a Bad Day”, which infers that I must be having good days and it does. I have gone from “bad life” to “better life”. I have gone from “bad life” to “bad days”. I prayed to God for an end to my pain and suffering and I was answered. I am grateful for God’s answer to my plea. But I want more good days and I expect more good days.
Today was not a good day. Despite major improvements in my biochemistry and spiritual well-being, I am still in a life of strife. And strife seems to stick to me like flies to flypaper. Life has not been kind to me. I am immensely grateful for health and well-being of my wife and children. There are many millions of people out there who are living through so much poverty, violence, and physical diseases that I am sparred from enduring. But I still have situations that are not wrapped up. I still have a lot to improve upon in my life. I am still under duress mostly due to external factors as opposed to constant depression. But I do get depressed on bad days. And that depression seems to run straight toward the worst mental place to go. Luckily, it abates. Yours will abate too.
I do not dwell upon the notion of future bad days, but I do expect to have them, like all people do. But because I have Depression I have to take proactive action. I have to be prepared for bad days so I can try to prevent them from becoming torturous days. And I can’t always avoid that either. In Recovery International one of the spottings says “Expect frustration and disappointment every minute of the day and you won’t be disappointed.” Another one is: “I have the ability to withstand torture.” It’s true! We all do. Read Man’s Search for Meaning and you will see. It’s not a feel good book. I will go into Victor Frankl‘s Logotherapy in another post on a better day. There is much to be learned from it.