Importance of focusing on Positive with Depression & Anxiety.

Posted by BoneHead @stsopoci, May 27, 2019

In my journey with the millions of humans who are brave enough to go down the path of recovery without alcohol, bad drug and more drugs, I have gradually more and more discovered how important it is to crawl out of my deep hole, bad attitude, self-importance, feeling sorry for myself, angry, sad, etc, etc, condition and more toward the LIGHT!!! That means changing and moving for me away from some friends that are very negative about everything. That means walking around the block when I get upset so I can calm down and see the light. That means taking care of myself, exercising, eating right and meeting new friends and keeping old friends that are well-balanced. Positivity in life is available to everyone and it’s FREE. I have gone on a path throughout my early days of self-medicating with lots of alcohol, drug, etc. I cleaned myself up in 1996, OCT 13th but I still did not feel right until I could ask for help from a professional. Found out I was GAD (inherited from my MOM) and a few other close seconds. I went on medication for years on various meds until I found the chemical that keeps me pretty normal. BUT, BUT…something else was missing because I still suffered through the negativity of every situation that I could create in a moments time.

I love these groups because you are honest with yourself which is very important.
Finding good friends that understand you and the importance of staying positive with your journey through life.
Taking good care of yourself.
We all are unique so what works for me does not always work for you. I’m on 20mg of Lexipro.
What do other people do to stay positive?

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. Thank you for your reply, Thank you I will check to ee if I can get mine by mail, I use i ce but have not tried heat I live in oka

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@wandajo44

. Thank you for your reply, Thank you I will check to ee if I can get mine by mail, I use i ce but have not tried heat I live in oka

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@wandajo44 Try this it helps me with my pain. Im in Calif. Let me know if it helps . I also for my back just stay in hot shower and let the hot water do its job in opening up the blood vessels more to bring heat to the body Love this so comforting . Just dont have it so hot it scolds yourself.

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There are times when the anxiety grabs me by the throat. The anxiety surfaces when my thoughts start through the past and the abuse. Yes, the negativity comes in as a black and angry storm cloud. Not going to allow that black cloud stay around. @stsopoci Thank you for posting the photo of the shoveler reminding me there are many positive moments present and past. I saw a Hermit Thrush on April 10. Rare to see one in this area. I was so excited I failed to take a picture. I can now add this siting to my bird list. A happy memory brought back by your photo. Thank you.

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@lioness

@wandajo44 Try this it helps me with my pain. Im in Calif. Let me know if it helps . I also for my back just stay in hot shower and let the hot water do its job in opening up the blood vessels more to bring heat to the body Love this so comforting . Just dont have it so hot it scolds yourself.

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@lioness, the perfect wake up call for a painful body……a.hot shower for exactly the same reasons. If you haven't made it part of your morning routine then join us…..give it a try. I don't even think I could do my yoga stretches without the shower first.

Be safe and protected.
Chris

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@artscaping I try to do this every morning but my body doesn't want to wake up yet . Im expecting a food delivery and am afraid to get in till he comes with it .

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@lioness

@wansajo44 Im so sorry for your loss . It is hard enough to get through but with what we have now I can imaging how hard it is for you. Do you have your T.V. at least there are lots of good movies on there plus the Hallmark channel and I do love the game show network its 20 here for me . I have found certain ones I like to watch. You tube has a lot of things on it I hope the pain of the shingles goes away soon for you Do you have pain meds ? DOes any nerve meds help ?

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I have antenna tv canot afford cable, I some pain pills rhat help but does not take away all the pain, will not go to doctor because of the virus, I stay at home

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@wandajo44

I have antenna tv canot afford cable, I some pain pills rhat help but does not take away all the pain, will not go to doctor because of the virus, I stay at home

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@wansajo44 I just ordered a T V antenna to use I cant afford cable either being on social security. A friend here has it and is happy with all the channels . Remember when T.V. was free . She gets the movie channels. Netflix and others. Most are free trial you just have to remember to cancel before trial is over then your locked into the payment. Did you try the ice/heat I suggested ? I had to cancel an appt with the Dr and the nurse said I could have a phone call from Dr. so we scheduled this maybe your Dr will do a phone consult with you ,have you tried to call office and see. All my Dr,s because of this virus are doing phone calls . Wont hurt to try . Be safe stay in . Take care I enjoy hearing from you wish I could help more .

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@lioness

@wansajo44 I just ordered a T V antenna to use I cant afford cable either being on social security. A friend here has it and is happy with all the channels . Remember when T.V. was free . She gets the movie channels. Netflix and others. Most are free trial you just have to remember to cancel before trial is over then your locked into the payment. Did you try the ice/heat I suggested ? I had to cancel an appt with the Dr and the nurse said I could have a phone call from Dr. so we scheduled this maybe your Dr will do a phone consult with you ,have you tried to call office and see. All my Dr,s because of this virus are doing phone calls . Wont hurt to try . Be safe stay in . Take care I enjoy hearing from you wish I could help more .

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Just hearing from you is a help, thank you for caring…no I have not tried to call doctor mayb e i will try. thanks

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@wandajo44

Just hearing from you is a help, thank you for caring…no I have not tried to call doctor mayb e i will try. thanks

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Hello @wandajo44-Were you able to get in touch with your physician's office? Despite the fact that we are all in the "shelter in place" mode, it is still important to connect with you doctor if you are having issues or are in need of medication. Many doctor's offices are still able to assist their patients at this time.

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How’s everyone doing? Are you staying positive in a very anxious time? You are in charge of your attitude and taking good care of yourself. Talk to your friends and use time to keep physically, mentally and spiritually as balanced as you can. My mental state has a warning that I get when it moves to the dark side. Every voice I hear, including my sweetheart of 46 years, sounds angry at me. To counter this I walk, drink water, talk to my Sister( worked 30 years in helping mental illness patients), etc, etc. I also have a doctor that is wonderful to text and checks up on
Me. What are you doing to help yourself in this sometimes negative, scary time? Take care.

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