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    You're fighting it and making progress yes there will be setbacks along the way but as you say your mood is less negative than a week ago which is a big plus, I've found from personal experience it is a long hard journey but you'll reach a point when good days outnumber bad ones and the time between bad days increases. There is no magic wand but you're getting there.
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    I had the house to myself for most of the day and I decided it was going to be a Ďme dayí. Iíve been watching the cricket and Tour de France while reading the news and twitter. Iíve eaten when I wanted and what I wanted and my appetite was the better for it.

    One of the articles I read was https://themighty.com/2017/06/depres...-wasting-time/ and it struck a chord with me - at times I do feel guilty about being depressed. Luckily I find getting out of bed and distracting myself helps me stop thinking negatively but I can sympathise with the thought ĎNobody should be made to feel bad about having a mental illness, but I bring this guilt upon myselfí. I guess knowing the enemy is a major part of fighting the everyday battle and eventually the war.

    I have found out a great deal about myself in the past few weeks. Itís not all good but itís not all bad either, I tís work in progress.

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    It strikes a chord with me too the number of times I've said tomorrow I'll do that or that and when tomorrow comes all I do is stay in bed or sleep on the sofa. Yes knowing the enemy gives you something to fight against.
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    i think that it's great that you have had a day where you can be in control. I think it's a great thing that you can stop and see the good things - as well as the bad which tend to be the only ones that you can see when things are rough...
    Today I aim to be the best person I can be.
    That mean that yesterday or tomorrow I might be a better person,
    but today's best is more than good enough for today.

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    My mobility was a bit difficult today if I do too much my back and legs get more painful. As I have an appointment with the Independent Living Partnership tomorrow I thought it best to have a quiet day again. Hopefully the partnership will come up with all kinds of tools, aids and advice to help me fend for myself.

    Strangely, the dark thoughts I hoped I was beginning to conquer seem to have returned today. Iíll take it as a reminder that itís a long road to recovery and I canít expect to beat depression in a few short weeks.

    My positive thought for the day is that Iím beginning to make medium/long term plans for my future away from my current home. Iím still not enthusiastic about living by myself but Iím putting effort into finding alternative accommodation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drew View Post
    I thoroughly enjoyed my evening out yesterday and that helped me start the day in a fairly positive mood. Nothing of note to report for positives or negatives but thatís fine by me.
    Our moods swing, in all of us, including all those who donít struggle with depression. So yes, today, the dark thoughts are there but just a couple of days ago this was your post. Youíre doing brilliantly
    Sometimes the best thing you can do is not think, not wonder, not imagine, not obsess. Just breathe and have faith that everything will work out for the best.

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    You have to remember, you didn't get poorly overnight, so overnight won't fix it either.. You have to be kind and patient..
    Today I aim to be the best person I can be.
    That mean that yesterday or tomorrow I might be a better person,
    but today's best is more than good enough for today.

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