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Mar 24, 2018 · Did my walk around the block today! in Mental Health

Rainy today so I turned on some of my upbeat tunes and danced. Thank goodness no one could see me. I am pushed myself to get out of the house and visit a friend. Most people would think big deal. But I think you guys understand.

Mar 23, 2018 · Did my walk around the block today! in Mental Health

Have you ever tried doing guided meditations? I often have trouble sleeping and find it very relaxing. Some are even meant to put you to sleep. I have found them on YouTube and I have a couple meditation apps.

Mar 23, 2018 · Did my walk around the block today! in Mental Health

Good for you. Walking and outside are good combination. I stopped at a nice park on my way home from work yesterday and walked. A short walk but it did boost my mood. But I didn't do it today and wish I did. I think I'll try to do some other form of exercise this evening even if only for a few minutes.

Mar 22, 2018 · Dissociative identity disorders D.I.D. in Mental Health

Wow good for you. Journaling is an awesome thing to do. I have Journal before. Might be a good thing to start again.

Mar 22, 2018 · Doing things to relieve depression... Motivation and ideas in Depression & Anxiety

Hi I just started with Mayo Clinic connect yesterday. I noticed a couple people commented on motivation. This is something that I definitely can relate to and would like to discuss with others.
I have struggled with depression since my teens I and now 57 I’ve been seeing a wonderful psychiatrist for many years, take depression meds, and have been in and out of therapy. My clinical depression is pretty well controlled.
However I am finding myself very lonely and vulnerable.
And I want to fight this. There are things I know I need to do that would help me. But I’m not doing them.
Basically I sleep, work, watch TV and overeat at times.
My goals right now are to exercise, do what I need to do to be around people more. Really anything rather than watching television all evening would be better for me.
What has worked for other people? I thought it would be helpful to have people that I can share these types of issues with.

Mar 22, 2018 · No motivation in Mental Health

I definitely agree it's a complicated situation. Has nothing to do with being lazy or anything like that. I have an extremely hard time making small talk. Hate it. And I avoid large social get-togethers like the plague.
I'm not concerned about what my behavior would look like. But there was a time that I would have as I had such a hard time controlling my emotions and anxiety.
Now I kind of know what it would look like same meeting a new person, small talk and I don't like the way it looks or feels. But I'm so tired of being lonely as well.

Mar 22, 2018 · No motivation in Mental Health

I cringe at the idea of just making a phone call. A stupid phone call like to the cable company. I am an isolator too.
I know it's the worst thing I can do. But yet I do it. But just getting on this connect group is a baby step.

Mar 22, 2018 · No motivation in Mental Health

Hi, it sounds like we are kind kind of in the same place. Both trying to motivate ourselves to take care of ourselves. Would anyone in this group be interested in just encouraging trying to do something positive for yourself each day? I think it would be helpful simply 2 report something like, I didn't want 2… But I made myself… Walk around the block today. After the walk I felt…does this make any sense? I am going to force myself to do something today and check in later. I hope some others will join me.