Bucking the Bog
February 12, 2011 § 4 Comments
If I’ve learned anything from my experiences with depression, and I could write a book, is that it is a beast best ignored. Depression feeds on the slightest negative thought and is insatiably ravenous.
My best defense has always been to just find something to do and I’ve always found that helping others is the best distraction. Committing my time to others when I feel the least like being with anyone has always been the easiest way for me to get through these tumultuous times.
For me it is a way to buck getting bogged down in my own negativity. I find it’s healing.
Today was a perfect example in that Daughter and I went over to help some friends paint a bedroom. It was just girls – two Moms were outnumbered by three teen girls and at times we could really feel the age gap.
Still, it was a hoot and a holler and I got some much needed social interaction. Though not a cure for depression, it is damn good medicine.
I was also inspired and got started on putting together MY space.
I have my week cut out for me and I’m grateful.