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5/7/18 7:30 P

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As per your previous message posts, you have been dealing with depression for quite awhile. You are doing very well exercise-wise. I wonder if you're getting pleasure from this activity. If it is a chore to do this activity, then you might consider changing to an activity that gives you pleasure.

The website "The Abundance Project" tells us "...taking charge of your life starts in your mind, but it ends with you speaking up, taking action and living the life you’ve always wanted." This website has been very helpful for me when I begin to feel like a victim of my depression. Here's the link to this article:

Please keep us informed about about your progress in becoming proactive in your
own life.You matter and we care.

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5/7/18 7:22 P

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You are really doing so well with walking. I don't know if your walking is in a gym, treadmill or outdoors. I notice that if I walk outdoors I feel much more positive. The air, seeing birds, animals or children really make me feel alive. I hope that you find what works for you.

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What helped me was a book called “See The Beauty.” It’s about looking for beauty in your every day life through journaling and coloring. I modified it to things that make me happy or were good. It helped me stop obsessing about the negatives and look for positives. Around day 28 my mood lifted. I still do the journal thinking about the good in the day and then color with markers whatever I fell like drawing. It’s helped my mood and sleep. Whenever insomnia strikes again I color. Sounds nutty but it helped me. Best of luck,

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I have really been trying to make this depression more tolerable. I have been walkig at least 3 miles every day. If I miss a day I try to walk extra the next day. yesterday I walked 6.73 miles, two days before 4.8. Yet, this depression does not seem to lighten. I am also trying to eat better. I try to get enough sleep, but it is hard to fall asleep and then I don't sleep through the night. I was so tired from yesterday I thought I would sleep through the night. It didn't work and I wound up sleeping until 1:00 p.m. today. I am still exhausted. Tomorrow i will go bicycle riding and I don't get so exhausted from thhat

But what else can I do? I know I did better last summer.

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