‘I will do it now and not wait til I feel better.”
“Procrastination is really sloth in five syllables.”
“The ones who get better are the ones who work their program, go to meetings, have a sponsor and have a faith that this program of recovery will work for them as it has for thousands of others who have suffered with depression. I used to tell myself that I would start serious work on myself when I had more time, felt a little more cheerful or whatever. I know that these are all good examples of sloth or procrastination. I think depressed people have to fight against this more than others because at the very core of depression is a desire to not make a decision but to stay parked in neutral. To move out of depression takes an act of will because I will never feel better til I get into action.
I want to get well. I do want to feel better. I know that to begin to feel better, I will have to get into motion..
We are going to commit ourselves to you, God. We are going to trust in you, and we have the faith that you will act boldly in our lives today! ”
RESOURCES: 1. (c) Higher Thoughts for down days: 365 daily thoughts and meditations for 12 step fellowship groups. (1993, 1999) Depressed Anonymous Publications. Louisville. Pages129-130.
2. (c) I’ll do it when I feel better.” (2013) 2nd edition. Depressed Anonymous Publications. Louisville.
3. (c) Depressed Anonymous, 3rd edition. (2011) Depressed Anonymous Publications. Louisville.