Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Taking a punch at your depression

I know that you are not going to like this. Sorry. But I have found something that really does start my day out by taking my depression down a notch.

I make breakfast.

Yes, I EAT breakfast, but that's not the point. I MAKE breakfast. I plan out my weekly meals ahead of time. My kids with special needs do much better having a protein packed start to their day. Each morning I have to drag my butt into the kitchen and do a little something. Maybe it is frying up turkey bacon or scrambling eggs. Sometimes it is just having a day of cereal and fruit, but I purposefully do all the prep work and get out everyone's plates and utensils.

I have to drag my butt out of bed and move a little bit. Every morning. I've learned that a solid breakfast makes a huge impact on my kids. The side effect? It makes a pretty massive change in me, as well.

As you can see, it doesn't have to be the actual making of a breakfast. The point is to have something in place that makes you get up and move first thing. For me, the whole breakfast thing also has me giving to others, making it twice as nice.

Don't get me wrong. I hate it, ESPECIALLY during the winter months! My depression is much worse when it is dark and gloomy outside. I DON'T WANT TO MAKE BREAKFAST. UGH!

Yet, I do it.

And it helps me.

Or "works for me," if you will.


Anonymous said...

I'm fairly certain that now would be an inappropriate time to comment on the size of the butt that is being dragged from the bedroom into the kitchen.

What do you think?

In other news, I introduced my wife to your website. It had something to do with Seven... >.>

Anonymous said...

Please tell me that comment above came from someone you know and you're OK with the butt comment... Otherwise, what a rude thing to say!

Christine said...

On the record, I deny knowing Tim. Like ever. To the grave.

He's a pastor. So, you have to take everything he says with a grain of salt and hearty nap.

Brooke said...

i leave my menu planning till Sunday night, because having something to do (that matters to our family) helps me.

oh, and him dragging my big butt into the bedroom ;)

Anonymous said...

You also have to deny knowing him when he was a silly freshman at HPU. It seems the inability with words continues towards this day...if you didn't deny knowing him.

Also, for the record...She was one of the most beautiful women at HPU (and I'm not ashamed to admit it). One of the reasons for this is that she sooo didn't care about what others thought of her. She was God's child, and that was that. You've always been an inspiration to me C.


Christine said...

Ahhhhhh, T, one of the sweetest butt kissing's on record. And it's a big butt to kiss.

I love you more.

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Your Frugal Friend, Niki said...

Thanks for this post.


niaRfOdnoF said...

Getting my dog is the thing that's helped me most on a daily basis. She makes me get up in the morning (she has to pee!!) and take in some fresh air outside several times a day (she has to pee and poo!), and she licks my face and does silly things to make me giggle. :-)

Life with Kaishon said...

I really love this post. I love that you do this for your family. What a lovely thing to do.