I am trying to help myself. Regular readers of this blog will have witnessed some of the abuse I have been subjected to.
I have been regularly called a "nutter" and told that I need to be in a psychiatric hospital. I have been bullied and threatened, and have kept some of the nasty comments I have been sent off this blog. I have only let a few on because I wanted other people to witness the bullying. So, you see, I am not such a "nutter" after all!
Anyway, it is hard to cope with depression, when it tries to stranglehold your life. The way I am coping is
1) Prayer, I talk to God about my troubles. This is one of the reasons I am called a nutter, because these days it is considered old fashioned to talk to God, although not that very long ago lots of people talked to their creator. Anyway, thats what I do, and I don't see why I should have to put up with being called a nutter for doing so. I know its the Christian way to be long suffering, but I reckon I have suffered enough now, so if anyone leaves any vile comments about my mental health status because I choose to talk to God I will be taking them to court for harassment. I think it's about time I put an end to this nonsense for once and all.
2) Knitting, sewing and crotchet, I love making things. Yesterday I made a bag for a keyboard, I made it out of an old pair of trousers and some materiel I had left over from something else. I will be posting pictures of that at some point, in case anyone else wants to make one.
3) Origami I have rediscovered this beautiful art form. I have got Robert Harbins Origami books 1 and 2 and have been going through the different folds. Its a very relaxing and cheap hobby. Those unwanted junk mailings can be put to good use.
4) Dancing I love ballet, and have started doing my old ballet exercises to some music while I cook dinner. I might start to go to dance class again if I can find one near where I live.
5) Singing and playing music. It's a lovely thing to do, even if you arent very good. Anyone can play something, even if its only rattling a tambourine. Its a great stress reliever.
6) Painting. I like watercolour painting best, because they dry quickly and I like the effects you can get from wet in wet technique. I like painting landscapes best. Painting makes you really look at things.