Re: The Past Few Days I've Been So Sad
Hi, welcome to the SI Board.
Very sorry your having a rough time, but glad you found us. Sounds like you need some activity to get your mind off things. Running is definitely out, is there a pool that you can use, swimming would probably do you some good right about now.
Lots of times when your in a situation where your alone and stressed and you can't do the things you normally do to handle that stress, it can just add up and take over. You've got quite a bit going on right now. And your normal stress reliever, running, is off the table, so your mind has a lot of time to sit around and get itself into trouble.
When you excercise regularly you brain releases chemicals that can ward off depression and sadness, your also out in the Sun which helps build up Vitamin D, which also fights depression.
Even though you can't run, try to get out in the sun for 20 minutes a day, get that Vitamin D in you. If you don't have access to a pool, do some kind of low resistance excercise that doesn't involve your foot.
When you get down and the urge to cut comes back, get yourself busy and out of the house. We tend to do just the opposite, coup ourselves up in the house and stay away from everyone...this just makes the urge stronger and alot easier to carry out. Take a drive, go to the library and read for a while, go to a park and feed the ducks...what you do is not important, just get out and be around people.
Journaling your feelings can help get the sadness out of you. Putting it down on paper sometimes is useful, you can go back and look at your thoughts later and see what you did to make them better.
Make sure your getting plenty of rest and eating well. Limit the junk food, lots of protein and fruits and veggies. Before you go to bed at night, take a nice hot bath, and just let yourself relax, when your mind goes to sad thoughts, redirect it to some happy memories.
If things don't improve in a few days, or if they start to get worse, go and see your counselor...this isn't something you want to let fester and get worse, okay.
Hang in there, it will get better.