Loving Myself and Others Journal #5


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I am slowly taking more strides towards loving myself again.  There is slow progress, but I have definitely seen some progress.  First, I am taking some time to do some things I love.  I am reading again (after about a three month hiatus).  I am currently working through The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty.  So far, it’s pretty good.  I am back to doing some creative writing (you will be getting the first entry on my thriller within a week or so.  So, be expecting that soon).  I am taking some relaxing time every day now.  Daily hot baths are my thing to relax before bed.  It just helps me sleep better (combined with my sleeping pill).  I am working towards my dream of getting a Ph.D.  Currently, I am doing an application to Vanderbilt and it is ALMOST completed.  That is quite exciting to me.  I have caught up on some sleep.  I had a three day weekend this weekend and slept for about 12 hours every day.

The last thing I am doing for myself is HUGE.  This evening, I laced up my running shoes for the first time since my father died.  A HUGE, HUGE, HUGE step for me.  I got onto my treadmill (because I live in the tundra and it is too cold to run outside) and started running with loud music pounding in my ear.  I managed to jog 2.5 miles and if felt pretty good.  So, here is to hopefully taking care of myself and my health again.  This was the first step.  I just have to try to continue taking care of my mind and body.  Once I get there again, I will probably love myself a little bit more.

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  1. Depression is like dying a slow death. But you are fighting back––taking your life back. Good for you. Every step is vital. I also find that running helps me a great deal! I ran today again, too––after a longer break.
    One step at a time.

    1. You are so right! Depression is really like dying a slow death. I am determined to not let it take over my life because I am too young to let my life experiences ruin my life. I took the last two days off of running, but I have the day off tomorrow, so I am hoping to head out for a run. Like you said, one step at a time!

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