Today I have one aim. To sow the seeds of my recovery and devise and write-up my personal “Depression Buster Plan”. It won’t be a 5-minute fix but it will focus on;
Short, medium and long-term strategies for recovery
Aims and goals for sustained improvement over the coming weeks
Plans A, B and C to take into account days where some aims will just be too difficult.
Rewards for success; Rewards for trying; Rewards for not beating myself up when I can’t face Plans A, B or C.
Work, exercise, diet, lifestyle and hobbies will all come under the microscope with the sole aim of reducing stress and increasing resilience.
But first, I need to get outside in the fresh air and space. Hiding away from the world might be comforting but I am in danger of turning into a troll so I will spur myself on to spend an hour or two looking through my seed packets and decide what to plant this year.
Herbs for the kitchen windowsill, a giant pumpkin for fun, bell peppers and tumbling tomatoes for the patio and I must have some sunflowers for late summer. Everything else I will leave to my better half who is much better at growing vegetables than I am.
It will be nice to measure my progress against my seeds and plants.
Nothing forced; strong, steady, healthy growth with plenty of water, good nutrients and sunlight.