Managing Depression | My aha Moment

Managing depression can be as simple as an aha moment.

Managing Depression

I LOVE aha moments. Oprah Winfrey describes aha moments as “those moments when I sit down to talk to somebody and they say something that makes me look at life or a situation in a completely different way. And I say, ‘Aha! I get it!’ Light bulb . . . and the little hairs on your arm stand up. That is an aha moment.” After recognizing my depression, the next step was managing depression. My aha moment was a critical part of that. It helped me fully understand my depression, and what I was going through.

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Surly’s Reading List

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“As far back as I can remember, I always wanted to be a gangster.” Wait a minute. That isn’t right. But a Surly trivia point to whoever can name that movie!! For as long as I can remember, I have always loved reading. I had stacks of Babysitters Club books, and I would spend my weekends reading and rereading them. To this day I still love libraries and book stores and am always on the hunt for the next great book.

After college I sort of fell off the reading train and I wanted to make myself more accountable so I set a goal to read 40 books by 40. I am so glad I did because completing this goal revived my love of reading, and I reached my goal in the summer of 2016!

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10 Hobbies for Housewives

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I hear a lot of women say, “I could never stay at home with my kids. I would get so bored!” Or “I have all this free time at home and I have no idea what to do with myself!” Whether you just became a housewife or you have been one for several years, the key to being a successful housewife it taking care of YOU!! And a key element of that is pursuing a hobby. A hobby is defined as “a pursuit outside one’s regular occupation that is engaged in primarily for pleasure.” It seems like such a luxury to have spare time to take just to yourself but it is essential for your mental well-being. You are more than a wife and a mother! You need to take care of you.

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“It’s not tv, it’s HBO.”

HBO has been producing killer content for close to 20 years now. They changed the game in regards to tv comedy and drama. Not every one grew up with it as part of their cable package, but today it is easier than ever to get HBO programing right to your tv without a cable or satellite tv package.

HBO NOW

“HBO NOW is the standalone streaming service that gives you all of HBO—no TV package required.” To get access to past favorites as well as current blockbuster series, you simply go to HBONOW.com to sign up for a free month, then 14.99 a month after, which you can cancel anytime. You can watch tv series, movies, documentaries, stand-up comedy, and sports! You can stream through your smart tv, game console, phone or tablet, and computer. They make it so easy!

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My Story with Endometrial Ablation

Parents tend to put themselves on the back burner once they have kids. Women are especially guilty of this, even if is at the expense of our health. We put off doctor appointments, eat unhealthy food, don’t get enough exercise, don’t get the sleep we need, and we put off to tomorrow what needs to be done today. This was certainly the case in failing to recognize my depression when my children were younger. But sometimes, putting off ourselves can have negative consequences on our physical health.

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