Sunday, November 2, 2014
Time And Again
I am guessing that everyone that should have has already turned their clocks back one hour.
And that means that the clock in my kitchen and the clock in my car are now correct again.
Why don't I just take the few minutes it would take to set those clocks correctly every six months? That is another thing that my depression and anxiety do, they fill my head with "laters". I can always do it later, do it next time, do it tomorrow.
Then there are the times my brain tells me that if I DO do something, then something bad will happen. If I change the clock in the car, then the car will stop working. If I turn back the kitchen clock, it will break.
Such is the joy of depression and anxiety thrown together. Time and again I tell myself that I will push those "laters" and "ifs" out of my head and do what I really want to do. But they always pop back in.
The only time I can do exactly what is needed is when I am caring for my pets. They force me to be in the here and now. Time and again they ground me when I am anxious and give me a reason to get out of bed when I am depressed.
Do you have thoughts that keep you from doing the simplest of tasks?
Do you have pets that act as your therapy?