It made me laugh a little thinking about my mad scrambles for relief from my blue mood. I definitely have/ and do navigate depression. So when I feel blue, I tend to get a little panicky because I don't want it to get to feeling unmanageable and big.
I am grateful for a growing toolkit of "defunking tools", but sometimes I think the best tool of all is a pause button in the form of a deep breath, knowing that the blue isn't permanent. (And reminding myself that while a donut (or 3) certainly is a delicious distraction, it does not offer any sort of real healing/ relief).
I think a lot of what I was feeling yesterday was overwhelmed. Today I decided to breathe and put a pause on actively thinking about any big decisions and instead focus on some smaller victories. So I organized a bit, and swept in front of our door and in the hallway, I drank good coffee and went through some pictures that made me smile. And I dug out a few keepsake images I have in my greeting card box that never fail to make me smile. I took a pic of a few of them to share with you.
Attempting to love all of me-- every inch.
Decluttering and creating space for miracles!
They look so joyful to me!!
Off to our track workout. Deep breaths!