Thursday, March 22, 2018

Avoid Depression This Can Help

What are you struggling with today? Does normal day to day life sometimes make you feel blue? Is there anything that is causing anxiety?

I have to be honest and admit that the normal day to day life sometimes makes me feel blue. Of course, for me, normal is functioning the best that I can with Secondary Adrenal Insufficiency, fibromyalgia and other illnesses. Sometimes I catch myself feeling the weight of disappointment from others and I just feel blue.

Normal day to day life, for right now, includes these "episodes " that T has been having. Whenever he bends over, his eyes (yes both of them) start rapidly twitching back and forth. It only lasts, maybe 30 seconds, but it is so scary.

When he rolled over in his sleep, one night, and glanced at the clock and realized that he was having an "episode ", he knew that he needed to go to the doctor. He has an MRI, carotid artery ultrasound, and an echocardiogram scheduled. The doctor mentioned that he "might" have had a tiny clot break loose or some bits of plaque break free.

This is all so scary for me. I know that they are testing for signs of mini strokes or stroke symptoms. The only other thing that I have seen that "might" explain this is called nystagmus. However, from what I have read about that, it is neurological.

He has been experiencing these "episodes " for a couple of weeks now. Can I let you in on a secret? Well, it isn't really a secret. Four years ago, this month, he started getting sick, went to the doctor and was hospitalized with burkitt's lymphoma.

What are you struggling with today? Does normal day to day life sometimes make you feel blue? Is there anything that is causing you anxiety?

Shake The Blues 

1. Pray about your feelings.

Seek God's guidance and help with how you are feeling. He cares about you.

2. Journal your thoughts.

Sometimes, I find that it helps me a great deal if I journal my thoughts. I am sure that I have mentioned this before, but it does help to get those thoughts out of my head. When I am done, I close the journal and everything is in God's hands.

3. Listen to some calming music. 

Load pandora on to your phone or tablet and then search for some calming music. You might even want to search for some Christian music. Then when you feel blue, put on your earbuds and hit play.

4. Reach out to a friend. 

Contact a friend. Send an email, a text, a fb message to your friend. Let her know how you are feeling. Be sure to get your thoughts out.

5. Give thanks. 

I know, when you are sad, it is hard to stop and find something to be thankful for, however, it works. Feeling blue? Stop focusing so much on yourself and find three things that you are thankful for, list them out loud to the Lord.

With Grateful Heart

1. Taylor is doing great in Texas. He is making friends and attending school events.
2. Jacob (who has scoliosis) just received a very good x-ray update.
3. I have meds that I can take to keep me alive and functioning.
4. God is in contol.

Psalm 563 NIV

When I am afraid, I put my trust in you.


Dear Father, thank You for being in control. Please help me to remember that. You have all of our lives in Your hands, Father. When I am afraid,  I will put my trust in You. I trust that You are there. Thank You.  In Jesus' name,  Amen .

Give Thanks Anyway

An Overflow Of Deep Emotion

 Always Give Thanks

What are you struggling with today?
Does normal day to day life sometimes make you feel blue?
Is there anything that is causing you anxiety?
How can I pray for you today?
If you will allow it, I will be happy to help carry your load.

Disclaimer: I am not a doctor, nor do I work in the medical field. The tips that I have listed are what have helped me in the past.  I hope that they might help you as well.

Whatever your struggles, you are not alone, we will face them Hand in Hand. If you are looking for community, friendship, support, encouragement, you are welcome to join my closed facebook group. 

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  1. I appreciated your authentic sharing today, as a pretty new empty nester. When my first left, it was for a whole year doing mission work. When my youngest left a few months later, I was in bed for days. Days. Now one moved home, and one across the country. Thank you for encouraging me to look for the brightest spots

  2. Christ's, thank you for sharing with me. It helps just knowing that we are not alone.

  3. Healing prayers for you, and your advice is excellent to beat the blues, if it something more serious, it may need deeper prayer and even counseling or professional help, His love never fails.

    1. Rebecca, thank you for your prayers and your words of encouragement, they really mean a lot.


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