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mood ring changed

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

These last few days I have started to feel much better.
I found myself slowly starting to slip into a depressive state. A blue mood, but not full depression.
I hated it. I didnt want to feel that way. I didnt want to miss out on life and make my Honey feel contused if he had done something because I sat around like a log.
I had to put a stop to it.
And I started walking again. Now I am not saying that walking or any exercise can stop depression or any other mental/emotional issues.
But it sure doesnt hurt.
I feel so good. Each day I add more steps and try to stay busy at home, cleaning, taking my dog for a walk around the yard. Whatever it takes to keep myself away from the blue news and the blue blues.
I think walking is about the best thing I have ever found to just lift me out of a funky mood.
Please, if you are suffering from depression or anxiety or any other kind of mood disorder, see a doctor.
I am not giving medical advice but for me, walking and getting outside in the sun lifts me.
I dont watch the news, I blocked many pages on social media that constantly barrage with news and politics and I walk.
Thats all. Have a great healthy day.
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  • -JAMES-
    A few years ago I was in a similar place. I tried anti-depressants, but in no time at all, really just a few days, they made me feel strange, then it was feeling strange and depressed, and quit that after 2 weeks.

    Ultimately I got out of my funk by getting out of the house and going for walks too. I walked to go shopping, when I would usually drive. A 10 minute walk to the grocery store, buy things, see people, 10 minute walk back home.

    It wasn't that I did a full shopping trip each time, and it wasn't efficient, but that wasn't the point. It took a while, but it made me slowly feel better. So I understand going for walks!
    60 days ago
    60 days ago
    Thank you so much for putting this out here for me to read. I want to learn to work harder to fight my depression and I too use walking to help me feel better. Thank you!!
    60 days ago
    Glad you are doing better. Walking is a great way to appreciate what is around - flowers, clouds, sounds, smells . . . PLUS it's great exercise. Give your dog a hug from me!
    60 days ago
    You have to look for the positive in life; you need to turn to family and friends. I always do.
    60 days ago
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