It can be a real struggle for me to beat off depression as it tries to wrap its dark arms around me.
I also have a hard time asking for, or accepting, help.
I hide my fear and frustration behind negative words and thoughts.
Which could explain the look I gave Thomas when he held this book up to me in a half-joking attempt at letting me know my negative tendencies were showing.
This picture has been sitting on the computer, staring at me every time I open up my picture files. I saw it this morning when I sat down to write. Sentence after sentence about wanting to go on strike against life.
Not exactly uplifting or inspirational.
There are days when you can only do what you can do.
This is one of those days.
I realize that I have spent far too much time focusing on things I can't fix and can't change. Leaving myself too mentally exhausted to focus on people who remind me of joy and things that make me happy. It is no wonder that my negativity is showing.
It is not time to go on strike. It is time to step back and practice self care.
It is time to stop hiding. It is time to take pictures with yellow balloons.
What do you do when negative thoughts invade your mind?