Today is both rainy and Monday and I woke up with a bad cases of the blues. I opened my eyes and felt the pain of being alone without Lane sleeping next to me. Over the years I have had plenty of these days and my coping mechanisms haven't been too great.
My usual reaction to feelings of depression is to go inward. I never reach out to a friend for support. It is hard to let someone know how you really feel. Staying home under the covers is a good way to avoid life for a few hours. Of course I often rely on the comfort of food to get me through a dark time.
I woke up with the blues today and decided to try something different. So I got out of bed around 6:15 and headed to the gym for a work out. Ate an apple with almond butter for breakfast and brought a salad for lunch. Good start, huh?
Also decided that I should try and make other people feel better today. So far, I called my aunt who has been sick, gave out a couple of compliments to strangers and emailed a few old friends.
I still won't call a friend and ask for support but I don't have to. I have all of you reading this blog. Your support is truly helpful to me.
I'll let you know if my new approach to beating the blues is better than chocolate?
What do you when you feel down?