evergrowing wrote:In the beginning I was barely getting out of bed each day and I was sick and tired. All I could bring myself to do was write a list of things that made me feel better, relieved my stress, brought a smile to my face, comforted me. I then picked one thing off of that list every day. It seemed pointless at first but someone I was close to who overcame depression told me to do it. I could see that it helped her.
For some reason, making a small effort each day to do something nice for myself helped me begin to dig myself out of the hole I was in. I began to realize how precious my life was and how much I wanted to find ways to enjoy each day -- even if there was a lot of chaos in my life.
Cheryl wrote:As long as you keep coming, you are never alone. Do you have f2f meetings you can attend, if not through Nar-Anon then through Ala-non?
Gerilyn wrote:Eventually, I cried less. I made an effort to get on with my life even though I ached for my child. I had to keep saying that serenity prayer over and over. I had to envision my HP with His arms around me and her HP with His arms around her.
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