TOOLS FOR RECOVERY FROM DEPRESSION
Whenever I have a job to do I make sure that I have the right tool. When I want to saw a board I make sure that I am cutting the right length We all know the carpenter’s rule about “measure twice and saw once.” How many times have I made the mistake of not getting the proper length before I sawed.
In life there is a another rule about thinking before you leap. Think about the consequences of one’s actions before you act. Look at the blueprint before you build. Check your resources before you buy something. It’s all about having the right tools in life before you start to build a life of character and possibilities for yourself. Having the right tools will definitely get you where you want to go.
Now let’s talk a bit about life’s tools and check out how we are using the tools at our disposal. I would think that because you have come to our site which deals with depression that you are also looking for the tools that will get you where you want to go. You and I want to have the tools which will help us remove the pain, the feeling isolated and even angry at where we find ourselves today.
With the right tools, the right thinking and behavior tools, you will be able to construct the new you. That is a given! Many others are using these tools and you can read all about them in Depressed Anonymous, published by Depressed Anonymous Publications. There is a whole chapter in this book of persons who tell us who the tools of recovery saved their lives and gave them daily hope.
One of the major areas in our lives that change quickly by our attendance at the group meetings is that we pity ourselves less and less. We begin to be grateful for all that we have and all that we are. We begin to see that once we start getting connected to others like ourselves on a regular basis, through our Deporessed Anonymous meetings, we now are listened to by others and we are validated. We don’t hear “snap out of it” at our meetings. Suddenly our years of self-pity, isolation and desolation have been cashed in for a currency that buys us a new competency, a new identity, autonomy and a burgeoning inter relatedness with others. We are connected. We are not alone.
We now can speak about our experience with depression in the past tense. We now can share how we have the tools of self care whereby we can dig out and begin to construct an edifice of hope that will last the rest of our life. As long as we continue to use the tools of the program we are bound to feel differently as well as think differently.” Source: I’ll do it when I feel better (2017) Depressed Anonymous Publications. Louisvile. KY. The Feelings of Uselessness and Self-Pity Disappear. #6. The Promises of Depressed Anonymous.
NOTE: For more information on tools for recovery please go to MENU on Home Page and Click onto the drop down menu item TOOLS OF RECOVERY