Friday, August 2, 2013

Seven Steps to Mental Health

Hello dear reader!

No, I'm not high on life; in fact, I'm depressed  - or at least feel myself sliding in that general direction. Once again, I've been off in taking my medication, and I haven't been getting sufficient sleep. {And yes, dear husband, I know - I have not been exercising either!} I knew things were getting bad about a half-hour ago when I found myself in bed, eating microwaved S'mores watching back-to-back episodes of Hoarding: Buried Alivestill wearing the same clothes I wore yesterday.

With sticky fingers, I went to press play on the next episode, when I caught myself. I decided I am not going to let myself go to that dark place. I am going to do the things I need to do to get back on track and feel better - even if it feels like an exorcism!

Step 1: Get dressed. [DONE]

Step 2: Make bed - seal up the Vortex. [DONE]

Step 3: Clean my!

Step 4: Exercise

Step 5: Drink water (approx. 80 oz.) throughout the day

Step 6: (4) lean protein / complex carb meals for the rest of the day

Step 7: Bed by 11:00 - no matter where the Nationals are in their 8:10 game

I'll keep you posted!

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Just Do Something

Okay, so I haven't blogged in about a week. I've been stuck. Bloody writer's block again! Everyday, I'd approach the keyboard, log in, and sit there. Fingers in the QWERTY position, I'd stare blankly at the screen, hoping desperately that something would flow, but nothing...NOTHING!

Today I decided to write something - anything - because I've learned that the only way to get yourself unstuck, out of a rut, or out of a Vortex is to actAction is like oxygen - it burns, yet gives life.

If you are stuck on something right now...stuck in a rut, can't figure out a problem, stuck in your own Vortex...just do something, and see if that doesn't do the trick. 

Well, I do feel better after writing, and look forward to giving you better reading material tomorrow!