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So lost

Sunnflower33
Sunnflower33

Can anyone recommend how or where to even start when it comes to not letting anxiety and depression take over my life. I have hit a very low and I don’t know how to climb my way out. I’ve tried lots of ways to be happy and for some reason I can’t. I feel alone bc no one else is in my head to understand what happens up there. It’s hard to explain in words what’s up in there too. It’s as if I have no serotonin left. If anyone could give me advice on the next step if I’ve tried counseling and doctors and meds? What do I do? I am so lost I’m sinking fast.

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I read this book. It helped me a lot

Hi dolphin 14 ......glad you enjoyed it ...me too helped me through a tough time...good to hear from you hope you are well and good and stuff

It's so good when you find something you can connect with. I've read many self help books. I really liked this one.

I'm glad it helped you also.

Things are good with me thank you for asking. Hope you are doing well also.

I’m ok thanks yeah suppose ....can’t complain ..... now I’ve cooled down a bit

Glad you are ok. Stay cool:)

😄

Well I haven’t read it, but I’ve listened to about 15 minutes of this and wish I had read it. 🌺💜🌺💜

Well tonight when you’re up drinking coffee at 3-30 am ....you can finish it off 😊....how’s the wildlife??

So true, I’ve saved the link to this. Actually her voice to me is soothing, she might can help me get back to sleep (I mean that in a good way).

Wildlife is kicking up. Trees are loosing their leaves even though it’s still warm, deer and their babies are out early mornings and evenings. Wild fox sightings, rare in my old neighborhood. No bunnies in my woods yet that I can see. Hummingbirds are still around too. They usually stop showing up around this time, probably be gone in a week or two.

Cooler months means no chiggers and I plan to hike my property to look for big foot sightings. 😁😁😁

Good see you, hope you are doing well. 🌺💜

Looking forward to lockdown puzzles coming back ....wildlife themes 😄....I’m ok thank you plodding along aimlessly in a daydream 💭 as per usual...accept it and embrace it I say 🤪

Actually accept and embrace is great advice.

I’m looking for cooler weather, this will have me coming up with good ‘what is it’ puzzles, wildlife theme. 😁😁

Roxie dawns tea time teasers 😊

You have a very creative mind, the day dreaming pays off.

I’m bracing for Hurricane Sally, I’ll have plenty of time to come up with a tea time teaser, my satellite tv will probably be out for two days. Fun times. 😂😂

Stay safe...we don’t have the extreme weather here in England just lots of rain .....how have your cats settled in to your new place?

They are dying to go outside. They sit in all the window sills all day gazing out at their view which is a lot of trees. I think they day dream of tree climbing. 🤣🤣

Gotta let them go mooching when hurricane sally has passed over ...cats have got to do cat stuff....there’s 2 cats here when the terrier hasn’t chased them ....think one has got mental health stuff going on just chases butterfly’s and falls off walls and stuff

I listened to a good amount and I plan to finish thank you sillysausage234 I appreciate the link you shared!

Your welcome...she’s got lots of self help stuff on you tube

Thank you for reaching out. I am so sorry you are struggling. Once you are in the depressed state it is hard to get back to normal. You said you tried medication and counseling. Are you still doing both? Depression and anxiety are chemical imbalances that happen in the brain and you need the right combination of medication and counseling to feel better. It does take time, it is not an overnight fix. I have struggled on and off with depression for over 20 years. In that time, I have learned techniques to help me avoid spiraling. One is doing put ups and not put downs. We all tend to be too hard on ourselves. We need to encourage ourselves, not discourage ourselves. So I have made a list that I have called My Put Ups. As soon as I start feeling those negative thoughts (put downs) creeping in my mind, I say NO to those thoughts and read one of my put ups. It takes time to develop this habit, but it feels good when you focus on things good about yourself and things going well and not focusing on the things you don't like about yourself or what did not go well. I also had to give myself breaks and when I was in the depressed state remind myself I will feel better, this in only temporary, and depression is something I go through not who I am. I will be praying for you and if you ever need someone to chat with please feel free to pm me. Hugs and God Bless

I really appreciate you commenting and thank you so much for your advice and support!

Just seeing how you are doing this week? I have been praying for you. Hugs

I really love your response. 100% on point. I am praying for you too Sunflower.

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