Another Day Managing DepressionHi all,
I had a good day today. My church is actually doing lessons on depression, which I find interesting. We talked about brain function, the amygdala, and some other things that I had never heard of before. My minister shared a stat from a book that depression is caused 50% of the time by genetics, 40% of the time by voluntary decisions, and 10% by circumstance.
Who knows if that's the truth, but it makes you think at least.
It's also funny that we're covering depression at church because I usually get depressed just by going to church.
I felt good today. I was productive, which makes me happy. I cleaned house all day while jamming music. I find music is very effective at keeping me focused on a certain task. I feel less overwhelmed with music on, which is why I'm constantly listening to it.
I finally put my fake Christmas tree away. That was a big deal. You know how depressing it is to look at a Christmas tree in late January.
I've been getting into juicing. I love it. I'm going to try some recipes this week that are supposed to help with anxiety and depression.
I love to eat food, but I'm not a good cook. I found a couple Rachael Ray recipes that I'm looking forward to cooking this week: Prosciutto-Wrapped Chicken and Parmigiano & Herb Chicken. I figured I can make them while I watch the video. It shouldn't be a complete failure.
I'm feeling anxious about tomorrow. I always feel behind at work and I feel scared that I'm going to miss a deadline or my boss is going to ask me if I've gotten a particular thing done yet when I haven't. I feel anxiety, depression, and panic welling up inside of me.
That's my day. Downton Abbey in 14 minutes!
Thanks for listening!