What is depression?
While we all feel sad, moody or low from time to time, some people experience these feelings intensely, for long periods of time (weeks, months or even years) and sometimes without any apparent reason. Depression is more than just a low mood – it’s a serious condition that affects your physical and mental health.
It’s an incredibly hard thing to not only admit to your family and friends but to yourself, about what you are going through and that you need help. I always considered myself to be a strong person and to admit and more importantly accept that I wasn’t coping was extremely tough and confronting. I felt like I was a failure at life and as a mother. My business was failing. Wearing your pain on the inside and showing the world a shiny happy upbeat person was what I did for such a long time it became my norm. There were days where I could have just stayed in bed as facing the world was too hard, but being a single mom and running a business I had no choice but to drag my sorry butt out of bed.
I am so grateful to have these amazing bottles of alchemy in my life and thankful everyday that my good friend invited me to a workshop – one I so nearly didn’t go to because I was having a bad day and my 4 walls seemed a safer option, as I didn’t want to make the effort and see people, but at the last minute decided to go along. I can only say that for me personally the combination of medical help, tapping, reading books (Louise Hayes – You can Heal your Life is my personal bible) and essential oils that my life has become more balanced and hopeful. Do I still have bad days? I would be lying if I said no but now there is more light than dark and being able to diffuse an essential oil to help uplift my mood is an amazing resource to have in my darker moments.
How often do you sit at home and wish someone would ring you and suggest, well anything rather than these 4 walls? How many of you have had a night out planned or arranged coffee with friends and suddenly “these 4 walls” seem the only safe haven because it’s the only place you don’t have to pretend you are OK, so you cancel. Or when you are invited out you tell them how terribly sorry you are, but you’re already booked up that weekend, when you are actually just really busy holding it together in your safe box. And so the first problem starts, all by itself. People stop asking you and the isolation that at first wasn’t true becomes your only truth.
Depression can happen to anyone. One in 20 Australians are affected by depression each year. Please don’t give up on your friends. Ring them, go round, even when they don’t want you to. Because they really do they just don’t know how to say it.
P.S, If you haven’t already discovered these little bottles of alchemy I use daily, and you don’t have a DoTERRA account, I’d love to send you a personalised gift to support you.
Contact me here and let me know something that is a challenge for you at the moment physically or emotionally so I can tailor make it especially for you?