48) The Anxiety Society
elcome to today's Depression Session, here at the Anxiety Society.
Today we will cry and self medicate. We'll bitch & moan, whine, complain and sleep.
The only cost is your salvation. No one can help you if you don't want to help yourself.
If you're serious about ending it, and letting the rest of us down - friends, family, children - please do so quickly and quietly, and keep the line moving.
If not, please hide your lethargy and temptation to complain.
Reduce your sugar, caffeine, alcohol & drugs, and increase your sun exposure and exercise.
‘Fake it 'til you make it.’ Make yourself look decent since feeling good starts with looking good.
Get out of bed. Take a shower; regiment your existence. Pace yourself. Visit others. Find a way to laugh frequently. See a doctor, read, pray. Repeat your affirmations three times daily - in the present tense. Try standing and reciting them loudly.
You cannot overcome or recover from this affliction by doing just one big thing; you must consistently do many small things. We are biochemical beings in this incarnation, housing our essence; the correct mixture must be maintained!
If you can't do the 'right' thing, it's better to still do some-thing, rather than noth-ing.
Healthily help yourself. Forgive yourself. Don't be so hard on yourself. Give yourself permission to be human, and sad, and feel bad.
Take what you need and leave the rest.
Your journey may be long and arduous. The light at the end of the tunnel may elude you for years. Don't let this preclude your faith; knowing this can preserve it.
In the pool, we teach the children, “What's worse than a drowning victim? Two drowning victims! Take care of yourself, first! In an airplane, we teach you to put on your oxygen mask before that of the child next you. You must save/protect yourself and then help others - and then, HELP OTHERS; it will help you.
Heed well, or suffer the dark. Learn well, practice frequently, and celebrate the light.
The first step: dealing with daily survival.
Once you deal with emergencies, you can get your daily survival under control. You can look ahead, set long-term goals, make a plan; and find a way to execute it. One step at a time; one day at a time.
How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time.
Emergency plan, Systems, Financial Plan.
Are you taking care of yourself?