Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Back to Therapy

It's been kind of tough month for me emotionally and so I decided I needed to go back to therapy.  I actually haven't been in a few years, but I realized that the things I've been dealing in the past month were more than I could work through on my own.  It's not that anything really bad is going on, its just emotionally there were some big things.  After almost of month of feeling that sucked down feeling I knew I had to do something or it was only going to get worse.  I knew how I was feeling was one of two things, emotions or depression.  If it was my emotions getting me down then I needed to deal with them.  If my depression was worsening I needed to go to the doctor and change up my medication. 

I made a plan to deal with the emotions first by going back to therapy, making sure I do the basics every day (shower, exercise, create something, do a power hour of work and my Chi machine - which is way cool by the way), talk to friends more and go back to therapy.  I've given myself a deadline and if I'm not feeling better by then it will be off to the doctor I go.  I guess what I'm learning is that you don't have to try and deal with everything on your own and to realize when you need help get it as soon as you can.  I read something the other day that I really liked, its from an article entitled "Lessons from the Sacred Grove," by Elder Marlin K. Jensen in the December 2014 Ensign:

"God's plan for our lives contemplates a similar interconnectedness for us.  We are to work out our salvation together, not in isolation.  The Church builds meeting houses, not hermitages."

Dealing with emotions and depression requires us to reach out to others, trust me, being a hermit will not solve the problems, nor make you feel better.