Laying around does no good. There’s a time and a place, of course. A time and a place for chilling and sleeping and getting extra rest.
But for someone who struggles with anxiety and depression, too much of that can be a very bad thing. And a habit of it, is a dark downward spiral.
I realized yesterday that it’s too much. Too much time in my room, in my bed, over the last several months. I get out to hang out with my friends but if not for them, I haven’t been doing much. (Well, other than Disney but it can’t be a Disney weekend, every weekend. Sad face.)
I LOVE my time with my friends and I’m so incredibly thankful for it. However, I used to do a whole lot more and somehow, somewhere, I stopped. So, it’s time to get up and get out.
It’s easier to say I’m tired, I don’t feel good, I have a headache… all true things pretty often… but none of those are going to get better by staying in bed. Not for me. Because, for me, I need to get out and more active and more sunshine and fresh air.
So more parks. More adventures. More Beach. More festivals and events and whatever is going on. More of me getting up and out and doing something.
Do you struggle with depression? Or feel awful when you lay around too much? It’s time to get up and out. We have to break the habit. The only way to more energy and feeling better is to walk through it and push through it and get to the point of feeling better.
Take a shower. Get ready. And get out of the house. Do something that involves sunshine and fresh air and movement. Do it, even though you don’t really feel like it, because you know that’s what you need. Because you know you will feel better after.
Let’s make that the new habit.
Happy Monday, friends.