Your Higher Thought for today!
I’m going to do a childlike activity today. Crayons anyone?
“In making yourself do all the things that your high standards demands, you turn everything you do into joyless work rather than pleasurable activities. “
I don’t usually do activities that are pleasant or fun. That is why I find myself depressed. As a child, I was taught to do my work and perform all my chores as perfectly as possible, so I didn’t have time to really be a child. My high standards were such that I took on more and more work to always do the most and the best whenever possible. The more I did, and the more perfect I performed my work, the more I would please others.
If I want some good advice on how to feel better, I need to start looking toward taking some time off for myself today. I need to do something frivolous and fun, making sure it has nothing to do with work or with performance. The more I will look for fun things to do for myself the less attention I may put on performing at the perfection level. Depressed people don’t know how to have fun!
“God, you made the world and on the seventh day even rested. I need to take a cue from you and take at least one day off a week from all my work, projects, and worries!
Source: Copyright (C) Higher thoughts for down days: 365 daily meditations and thoughts for members of 12 step fellowship groups. Depressed Anonymous Publications. Louisville. February 21.