|03-03-2009, 07:58 PM||#81|
Sniper for hire
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Mckinney, TX
I was unemployed for a couple years, ending up selling most of my collection to get by (yes I had enough stuff to get by for 2-3 years) in that time I was lazy didn't look for jobs as much as I should have, came up with excuses for everything, watched lots of tv and movies, gained weight etc.
That is something you want to avoid, keep yourself busy, motivate yourself, do whatever is necesary to get by.
I was also injured for a year, I was still getting paid, but got in that slump again, and a whole 14 months passed by and I feel like I accomplished squat! I am now playing catch up, with bills, weight, overall being happy with myself and making my wife happy, it is alot of work, but it is a challenge everyday, and I feel like I have done more in these past 3 months than the past year.
|03-03-2009, 07:58 PM||#82|
Join Date: Jan 2009
In addition to my previous post, I try to be thankful I have such a beautiful family that stresses me out.
And look how many strangers can come together to help someone out!
|03-03-2009, 07:59 PM||#83|
Sniper for hire
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Mckinney, TX
oh and I like to drink alot, but never alone and never when I am angry, only to have fun.
|03-03-2009, 08:05 PM||#84|
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: So. Cal, the Inland Empire
I do customs, go outside and play some basketball, go jogging, watch endless hours of NCIS and/or lose myself in music.
Whatever you do, don't go Joe/toy hunting. Nothing worse than taking valuable time, go out and about to hunt and come up empty handed. Then if you find something, you spend money which is in short supply. It's a lose-lose! Ugh!
I hope for the best for you, my friend!
|03-03-2009, 08:10 PM||#85|
The Chaos Bringer
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Skid Row Yo!!!
Well, OP, I see you're from Cali, this is a great state to be depressed in due to the sunshine and amount of stuff to do. You could try these things for free;
1. Bike ride on the beach paths
2. Jog on the Beach
3. Go to the canyons and hike.
4. Go to wine country and take in the beauty
5. Volunteer at a local shelter or animal shelter (it always brings my spirits up to do something nice for someone else)
6. Spend time with your children, i.e. teach them something, don't know their ages, but teach them to read, swim, cook, paint, anything you find you're good at.
If you have money that opens up a whole new window of thing to do.
7.Shoppng, go out w/significant other for a meal or to the museum.
8. It's a little froo froo but go to a spa, get a massage, a mud mask, hair cut. It does wonders for the self esteem.
9. If your religious, volunteer at the local place of worship or donote money, not too much if you don't have it.
10.Lastly, if all else fails drink and take vicodin, but not too much. Because that's only a temporary fix. I only use that if I'm at a loss, and only two at a time.
|03-03-2009, 08:11 PM||#86|
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: South Texas RIO GRANDE VALLEY
Do customs or sketch and paint still lives, Turn on TV and watch some old shows avoid news and reality shows, and if all else fails me and the missus just go out for a drive and don't stop till we feel like it.
|03-03-2009, 08:12 PM||#87|
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Woodbury Heights, NJ
Keep yourself busy with trying to get back into the work force and whatever makes you happy. Talk to your family/significant other - communicate with them so they know what is going on and can try to help. If you have to sit down and have a good cry on someone's shoulder there is nothing wrong with it. I just went through a bout with depression before and during the '08 holidays and my wife had to deal with me and having a 6 mo. old son. All of this advice is great, but the ABSOLUTE best thing you can do is TALK TO SOMEONE...contact social services or there has to be a free local or state help line where you can talk to someone.
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|03-03-2009, 08:35 PM||#88|
Skystriker II Pilot
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Louisville, KY
Sorry to hear your troubles. I know it can be hard and I unfortunately have had some experience with this subject.
I have battled with depression most of my adult life. I won't go into any details but I use to worry about everything. That is extremely bad when your depressed, because it's like fuel to the fire.
I learned to accept what you can't change or what is out of your hands. You may have lost your job, but as long as you're actively looking for something else you are doing all you can do. Remember there are always people out there that are worse off. Just do what you can do.
I guess my point is "that", "just do what you can do" and stay as busy as possible. And in between focus on your kids health and keeping family relationships stronge. Because in the longrun that is what counts the most.
Good Luck and your not alone!
Last edited by ash32678; 03-03-2009 at 08:39 PM..
|03-03-2009, 08:36 PM||#89|
Join Date: May 2008
While I absolutely do not like the idea of drugs there are certain cases where it is a must. I'm no doctor. I simply advise to get professional advice on it and make the decision yourself. But I think we can all say be cautious of taking them unless you really need to and the Dr states this is the only real alternative. Sometimes its actually just a simple anti anxiety medication that can help not a hard core drug like Riddlin or Prozac etc...
What you don't want is to avoid a drug that can keep you from hurting yourself or others. Depression that bad can be dire. However, you're on a website reaching out on a thread so either you are aware that you don't want to get that way and this is your outlet, or you're that far off and you need help quickly. I look forward to this thread ending positively. Whatever you're thoughts are, remember: "This too shall pass".
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|03-04-2009, 12:08 AM||#90|
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Join Date: Oct 2008
This day is not about me, I fought my battle long ago and it made me a better man for it, so nothing to be sorry about (thank you though). This story it's about our friend "Future", and our thoughts are with you brother!
As far as drugs are concerned, there are certainly cases that drugs are necessary, but we must be cautious. Doctors use drugs as a cure, and in many cases they only cure some symptoms, not the problem. So be careful peopel and know the drugs your taking.
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