Posts Tagged ‘depression awareness’

October Challenge Update

October 31, 2014

Happy Halloween!!! Bet you’re thinking I didn’t make my October goal. Wrong!

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Plans change, eh?

My initial idea of riding my bike for mental health was that I could hop on my bike after work and ride for about 30 minutes, 3 times a week. When I tried to put this in practice, I found that it was far too dark to ride after work, even darker before work, and that my weekends were filled with prior obligations that precluded bicycling. HOWEVER, I decided to include stationary bike miles! I hate the stationary bike, but it’s been really nice to be able to go to the gym at work when I can’t ride at home. I’m trying to be flexible with myself – bipolar people can sure get hung up on little things. I count this as a big victory. Also I got one nice ride in the rain, so there.

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Yes, I look this dorky. Always.

It’s the end of Depression Awareness month, and I have one last little tip. If there’s someone in your life that you want to send a little love but don’t know how, the way I prefer it is a note/text/email saying “thinking about you!” without any expectation of response. One of those little things it’s easy to get hung up on is how behind you are on responding to email, calls, etc. Telling someone that you appreciate them even when they aren’t feeling well enough to be with you – that’s a a beautiful thing. Be well, everyone! It’s going to be a great holiday season!

 

 

 

 

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