My life has just been crazy the past year and a half. I’ve had family issues, lockdown from the quarantine, and just plain depression. A pick-me-up was needed. New jeans, makeup, hoop earrings and a sunroof are helping to perk me up.
I’ve gained several pounds (I won’t say how many). It’s enough, that I’m totally disgusted with myself. I tend to either overeat or completely starve when I’m depressed. Neither is healthy. This time, I guess that I’ve turned to overeating. Oh, and before I go any further, I go to therapy once a week.
Do you remember when I ate foods primarily that could be found in the Dirty, Lazy, Keto book by Stephanie Laska? I quit following that diet when my daughter left home. I began snacking, a lot! Well, I’m going back on it. Well, I’m going to TRY my hardest to go back on it. In fact, I even have a date set.
What gave me the gumption to start again? What helped me feel a little bit better about myself. Well, therapy of course but… my friend gave ALL of her jeans that she couldn’t wear anymore. I loved the way they fit because mine were getting TOO SMALL. They helped me feel good about myself again. New clothes, even second-hand clothes, can be a big mood elevator.
I ordered some makeup from an online party that a different friend was having. Makeup is not something that I wear that often. It does perk me up when I put it on. I also bought some REALLY pretty jewelry from my friend. I went as far as piercing my ears and bought some hoop earrings. Hoop earrings haven’t been in these ears since I was YOUNG.
I’m taking drives and opening up my panoramic sunroof. Opening up the sunroof ALWAYS makes me feel SO much better. I come back in a completely different frame of mind.
I am in no way saying new jeans, makeup, hoop earrings, or a sunroof will make up for therapy. You should always seek therapy if you are depressed. Therapy has helped me in SO many ways.
I’ll tell you though… putting on some mascara, new pair of jeans, some jewelry, and going for a drive really gives me a mindset change! What perks you up and gets you out of your funk?
***I am not a physician. Please consult your DR if you are having symptoms of anxiety/depression. There is no shame, I do***