Thursday, September 29, 2016

UPS and downs

Hey guys,

So these past couple of weeks have been a challenge for me but one that I am now ready to accept and face.  My depression and my anxiety will not define me.   I came to this thought one night while everyone was sleeping and the house was so quiet.  My brain was overwhelmed and this thought popped up in my head.  So as my husband was snoring I decided no more that I am going to try my best to solve this and keep on keeping on.  

I am working more and more on self care and putting myself first.  That is hard for a mom to do but something that I need to do. So lots more of Stitching lots of reading and hanging out with my  husband and kids. I want to do things that will make me happy and learn to change my outlook when I do things that I don't really like.   For an example I hate doing laundry but I have been thinking lately how lucky that I am that we have a washer and dryer in our house and that my family has clothes to wash because alot of people are no so fortunate. So with this new way of thinking my past week has been more manageable and I have not had as many down moments that I used to have in the past.  So I am hoping to keep going.  I am a work in progress just like my cross stitching,  one stitch at a time well for me it is also one day at a time :) 

Have a great day everyone. 

4 comments:

  1. I can relate! I worry ~ about everything, my kids, the future, things that might not ever even happen! It's so easy to get one's thinking stuck in a rut of negativity and I am so guilty of that. Since I have a bad habit of worrying over things that haven't even happened yet - to the point of losing sleep - I now try to stop myself and think, "Has this actually happened?" If the answer is, "No," and it is no 99% of the time - then I can't think on it anymore. That the rule I've made for myself. I redirect my thoughts to something real and more pleasant. Usually stitching related thoughts help in that moment, lol. So I hear you ~ one day at a time for sure.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I am so sorry for the late reply to your message. It is very easy to stay in the rut of negativity. I am just doing the one day at a time and things are coming around for me. I dont expect a miracle but knowing that there is a light at the end of the tunnel is something that I am looking forward to. thanks for sharing your story :)

      Delete
  2. I suffer from anxity and depression too! I totally relate to you. It hasn't helped that I have been ill for almost a year and they can't figure it out. I have made the same decision...more stitching and reading. I have joined some new stitching facebook groups that have lots and lots of SAls and I am joining them all!!!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I agree. Cross stitch is a wonderful form of therapy. I love it. :) I hope that you get well soon. I am sorry for the late reply :)

      Delete

My Saturday stitching project

Well now that all the chores are done, and I made time with the kids, I am going to sit and stitch for a bit. I will also be watching Shamel...