Depression Housework and Hygiene
iNDEX CARDS IS THE TOOL i AM USING TODAY, i USE THEM to write scriptures out or quotes to remind myself of things, I also use them to work on various goals and to ensure a balanced but not monotonous "routine" I take the blank index cards and I write on each side of them somting that I ned to get done and also something fun to do as well
I try to include body, mind, emotion and spirit
items and to do lists, stuff that when I am depressed I cannot do
and then I take the cards when I feel overwhelmed with what to do first
i just draw a card,shuffle the cards and draw one
this means I will land on something I'd like to work on or get done.
For example I procrastinate on stuff
okay let's use dog baths
if i can do the thing then I do it
or else I go on to the next card and do that one
it helps me to write stuff down and I hae found a lot of uss for thee index cards
keeps me focused on the tasks and goals I am working on
because Otherwise I seem to just get lost and not going in any direction
this is my worst struggle is w/ productivity, I get depressed and don't "feel"like dong anything
then when i do I get anxious as I feel overwhelmed with it all seems to great to do
i lose all my steam just thinkin about dong this stuff
so now i feel better got a lot done in past 48 hrs and I feel good about it
maybe pushing a bit too hard but I will give myself that , i got a lot of house cleaing done
how is everyone else doing w/ their housework thes days?
funny that if i can force myself to do so, it provides me an immediate sense of accomplishment that I am finding useful today.
Plans got screwed up today but i am soused to everything changin and having to go to plan b it is more rare these days that things DO go as planned but i like it
it is def not monotonous that's for sure
latest greatest, my car just became disabled right along with me
so now driving over to my office to work is out unless I get a ride
and I can dothe work from home anyway
how is everyone doing on their housework?
i am using music, and lectures on various topics to listen to while i clean and my mood is so improved w/ the aromatherapy of the house cleaning solvents.
eating normally is also somewhat effort, I have been getting into the junk food a bit.
probably have my hormones acting up a big, whihc adds to thie confusion
very good day , i am on plan b, c, and have an entire alphabet to go if need be.
going to rest though my back is really hurting maybe i did a bit too much, must rest a bit
finally got in the work in the office outside home mode and then my car dies and i need the rest too
so i am taking just a small cat nap type meditatio break to get rejuvenated by and then continue n my efforts
i decided not to let any time get by that i can be dong something
the depression lifts when i get busy and go out and about, shower and dress accordingly
so i got showered and dressed anyway and that also lets me feel better
the depression makes me not want to do these things
i found by doing them anyway it alleviates the depression.
that is awesome advise and feedback, i love it just sticking to making it doable one or two things
doesn't it make you feel better when you get these things done each day though?
thanks for reading and writing ssgiggler
absolutely, just feeling like you accomplish something makes it a little better every day. right now I'm struggling a bit but I'm having some side effects with my meds so I'm just hanging in there until I see the doc again.
i hope it gets better, yes report it to your dr. is good, have you tried to research it online or ask here maybe it is something others are familiar with?