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Reflecting on This Past Year …

Kicking yourself out of a depressed state is a challenge for most people, I’m no different. The point is to keep moving, the longer you stay put, whether that be resting in bed, being anti-social, avoiding responsibilities, and beating yourself up, the harder it is to get moving again. So start with simple goals whether that be keeping a journal each day, managing a calendar, going for a walk everyday, it’s in the simple changes to your routine that things get better for you moving forward not to mention all the new energy you feel overtime keeping up with a new schedule. I know over this past year I’ve fought body aches, headaches, lethargy, oversleeping, not sleeping enough, over eating, weight gain, weight loss, and feeling dehydrated from all the new meds prescribed. It may take some adjustment but you can do this! Don’t give up. Eventually we find the right meds, combined with weekly therapy, and support groups and we get through those rough patches in life. If anything this past year was a year of recovery for me, I’m not sure if it was the same for most people getting going again after COVID lockdowns. Even working again was a struggle losing my first paid job not quick enough hungry I guess, and then later took an internship which commuting to once a week seemed like a lot for me, but I didn’t give up. I’m sure each month things will get better and begin to look up all I know is that I’m glad I pushed myself and stuck with my new psychiatrist even if we didn’t agree all the time to the meds, treatment, and dosages, all in all it’s all paid off and I’m beginning to feel more like myself again, motivated, lively, social, and determined applying for jobs again and getting interviews. I know I can do a better job at living life and by no means want this past year to reflect anything negative of me long term wise, I know things will get better for me and I’m excited to begin this new chapter in life, no matter who is in my life or where I’m headed.

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