Its not always easy to do. Motivation while depressed is like trying to push an elephant. Today I’m feeling alright.
It’s common for me to not leave the house for days. Isolation is on symptom of my depression. I also have PTSD.
Today my niece has a volleyball game. I love watching her play. There’s a part of me that wants to go back to bed. Getting ready seems too big of a hurdle but I don’t want to disappoint her.
The problem with depression is that you miss out on
the living a lot. That’s one of my regrets dealing with depression.
I know that recovery means pushing through the muck of depression. I really wish I had a paddle boat. Often I feel like I’m not advancing like others think I should. I move in slow motion. A friend once told me that even when you move like snail you’re still moving.
So I’m thankful that I feel like going out into the world. Facing my fears one step at a time.