Are you also feeling down today?

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  1. Are you also feeling down today?
    Murrestree

    Murrestree Member


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    Hi!

    I am feeling depressed lately :(

    I lack physical activities that I used to do. And now i feel something big is lacking. I dont do so much of physical activities due to Covid19 pandemic. I work stationary now ;( And I am beginning to gain lots of weight. It is really depressing.

    Have you ever feel the same? What did you do to feel okay?
     
       
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    I rebel against the draconian stay at home orders and still go hiking and running. Compliance for the sake of compliance isn't the answer.

    Go out there and live your life without regret or the hypocritical tyrants running our cities and states win. Hang in there ✌
     
  3. 4thamp1

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    My Terrier insists on his walks each morning so that helps. I also go on bike rides 2-3 times per week and that is great therapy. There's always something that needs to be done in the yard. Plan your activities to get outside.

    I hear you loud and clear about depression. However, it is a warning that something is dreadfully wrong and it is not us but a true existential threat to our country as we know it. Circumstances are different this time. Honestly, I have a sense of helplessness. What is one to do? Prepared, Ok. Voted, Ok. Keep up on current events possible impact, Ok.

    I think there are millions like us that will do something to save our country. It is what to do that is the question?
     
  4. CurtC

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    I'll be 66 in a few months, and I feel pretty good about my activity level. I've been a runner for 40+ years, and still put in about 15 miles/wk. We also have a spin-bike, so I typically will run 3 days/wk and spin bike (and lift light weights between sets) 3 days/wk. Walk the dogs, ride bike, etc. I retired a years ago, and rarely drive now - mostly ride my bike or walk to places. Our city only has 8,000 people, so it's not hard to get out and find some semi-isolated places to exercise. I echo the comments on depression though. I think using common sense is the key.
     
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  5. August West

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    And golf
    And motorcycle riding
     
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  6. TroyBill

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    I work out every day. If I do not do stair stepper at the gym or speed walk on the treadmill I walk. I lift 5 days a week. On the weekend I walk 3-5 miles each day. I go for drives and spend time with my younger grandkids. I also play golf 1-2 times a week and read. I also do intermittent fasting. I try to keep busy as much as I can. I feel for you but you have to get out and exercise. It helps to stave off depression and other health related issues. I feel for you.
     
  7. SoCalN8tiv

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    I FEEL GREAT!

    Take control of your situation and do something about it. Nobody is going to do it for you. Start with something small and build momentum from there. Life is about momentum! Regain your lost momentum. Start today, do something you enjoy today and things will turn around. You are in control.


    Carpe Diem!
     
  8. GLYCERINE

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    I also do intermittent fasting. It gives me tons of energy surprisingly. What’s your schedule look like?
     
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    No I am not down today.
     
  10. fansincemckay

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    I've been doing this since my teen years.
     
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    Actually the one good thing about covid is people have discovered outdoors again. I will be out on Laguna Canyon Trails today, we are getting a lot more people than a year ago, I would say at least 3x. I can not drive down the street without seeing a dog walker. Biking is a lot more popular. The marina is selling boats that they could not give away a year ago. We make the best of it
     
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    Turn off the TV news first. Then go out and take a long walk. Take a couple a day. Improve your diet.
    Plenty to do to get you out of your funk. But you have to get up and do it yourself.
     
  13. TroyBill

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    I only eat between 12 and 7 or 8
     
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    True. Even better, don't let turning on the news or looking at your social media be the first thing you do to start your day
    ; )
     
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    Ditto.

    Don't let things get you down when there are many things we can do take back our country...RESIST!!
     
  16. GLYCERINE

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    Awesome
     
  17. GLYCERINE

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    What’s your routine ?
     
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    Stop eating at 6PM. Don't eat again until 10AM next day. 16 hours is solid, easier to include sleep cycle, cutting off food earlier in the evening helps sleep and digestion.
     
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    Christmas is around the corner. The Trojans are undefeated and playing in the CCG. And we are nearing the end of an error. There are lots of reasons to feel upbeat. That said, the holidays can be depressing for people and I am sure the pandemic compounds that. There is no substitute for professional therapy but, to the extent you can do things to change your mood, going for an evening walk, while taking in the Christmas lights could be helpful. Also, this is the perfect time to watch It's A Wonderful Life. (We always save it for Christmas Eve, but it is a movie that puts things in perspective. We have a family friend who was specifically advised to watch the movie when he was going through depression.) Fight on!
     

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