and I hope you are reasonably well.
I have a reasonably steep mental health hill at the moment... it is a bit heavy going and has nothing to do with the books and magazines.
With the depressions it would be easy to turn around now and go straight back to bed...and stay there all day; that is where I am at.
I have read my fair share of CBT books and I have taken the online courses prescribed...
Chris Williams has a book - 'I don't feel like doing anything' (something like that) and I don't
it is all too, too much.
I am really feeling very rubbish.
One of the key themes in the book is activation ( the less you do the worse you feel), which should mean if I take to my bed I may feel worse (plus a head ache probably) by the end of the day.
[i]Please indulge me - I ache all over and cold. I am carrying a several extra pounds which adds to the pain (and the worry).
Plus I feel really low and didn't sleep well. Just being honest, thank you for allowing me my moan.[/i]
From memory, I believe the book says write down the things that you used to do and then choose one thing and plan to do it (something like that).
I think it then goes - break down the plan into small chunks or sections.
so going to the pictures, which could be a big ask includes - getting washed , dressed in something nice, choosing the film, e.t.c.
and if you only get to the getting dressed in something nice - well that's an achievement.
I know, it sounds simplistic.
Also, some depressions are so bad that getting dressed in a major achievement.
At times like this it would be easy to go back to bad habits - like friendships that are no good to me, but I will not be doing that.
What I say is …onwards and upwards with the bath and the warm clothes...if at all possible,
wish me luck.