Thursday, March 25, 2010
Depressed? No thanks.
Don't you hate those prescription commercials for depression? I do, they MAKE feel depressed just watching the mopey people! But seriously, you have to guard your heart against depression. One time in my life it seemed to really take hold on me (I still get little bouts of it but not as bad or as long, praise God!), I recently graduated from college and was working full time. I quickly missed the feeling of progress and movement I felt in college, and was struck by slap in the face a job can feel like. The job felt like endless monotonous labor. I went to work at 8 am and didn't get home until 9pm. I missed the daylight most times, and even when I was home by 5:30pm I felt the night hours were short and I ended up staying up until midnight or later just doing things that I WANTED to do. That left me exhausted for the next day, and usually with a head aching from lack of sleep. I was irritable, I had huge dark circles under my eyes and felt depressed that my life wasn't my own. I felt trapped and hopeless. In this life you must have margin in what you do. Meaning, you have to have parameters that will keep you safe, for your heart, for your mind and for your physical body.
Like these things:
*Going to bed at a reasonable hour.
*Write down ideas or things you want to do- then do them on the weekend.
*Be thankful that you have a job, some people can't find a job!
*Pray, ask God to show you how you can be a blessing at your job.
*Trust God, he as the best in store for you, be excited that He has a plan for your life and it's not limited to your current circumstances!
*Smile, even if you don't feel like it or feel stupid trying it. See if you can get others to wonder why you are so "smiley"...it looks like you know something they don't !
*Get out in the sunshine first thing in the morning, I read that it's equivalent to a dose of Prozac!
*Before you open your eyes, say a prayer claiming that God has good things for you today!
Say out loud...I am too blessed to be depressed!!!
One of my favorite scriptures:
"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."
Fight off the feeling of depression and put on your victory crown!!! You're a princess in God's Kingdom.
Bright flowers, bare feet, something sweet to eat,
Posted by Tiffany at 11:09 AM