I realized that I was going to need to do something to get myself out of it. One thing I've decided to do was to wear more color everyday. My work uniform is black bottoms and dark grey top, depressing. I realized that I was in such a funk that I wasn't even changing out of it to teach many of my classes so that had to change. ...And it has. I've bought some new workout tops and sport bras and a new coverup top top and light sweat pants. I feel better already.
I've adopted another dog. she's a 6-7 year old named Delilah. I'll change it a bit later though. It said she was an Akita, but she's not. She's 1/2 the size of an Akita and has longer fur. A friend saw her picture and thought she looked like an Elkhound. I'd never heard of an Elkhound so I looked it up. Yes, she does look like that. And.... they are in the same family breed as an Akita. Spitz. The description fit her to a tee. So thats what I think.
She's pretty scared but I've had her for a week now and she's slow;y coming around. Poor Cray-ray isn't too happy with this addition to the household but he'll get it soon enough. So this makes me happy to have another pet in the house. She's so dainty like a little princess and thats what I keep calling her. She daintily slips a piece of chicken out of my hand when I give her a treat, Rowdy snatches it. It's like she tippy-toes when she walks too.
Of course depression can screw up your immune system and I got sick last week. Ugh! I woke up with 1 side of my throat extremely sore 1 morning, the next it was the other side of my throat and my R ear. I was home for 5 days. I will say that I do go out to see the Gipsy Kings 1 night with my sis. We had those darn tickets for 3-4 months and I've always wanted to see them. I wasn't going to miss this no matter what. So there. Sue me. Besides, it felt great to get outa my house. They were great, by the way. So well worth it.
I go back to work today but I'm still not 100%. I'm still coughing and hacking and sneezing but I don't believe I'm contagious anymore, and I need to do something. Went to the clinic and they said they thought I had a viral cold. Yuck.
Many things in your body can affected by depression and once you recognize the problem you have to take action to get out of it. If necessary I'll go to my life coach for some help but as for now, I'm gonna try on my own. I do feel better already with my family and Delilah and my grand niece around. Wearing clothes that make me feel brighter and getting out again are all ways to remove the funk from my face.
Stay well everyone. Keep dancing.