Single Mothers and Depression Part 6: Keeping Busy, Keeping Happy

I am happiest when I am busy. I think that I may actually have Adult ADD. Why? Because I have so many things going through my mind at once. All of the time. It never seems to stop.

And, if I don’t write everything that comes to mind down, I lose it. I may never remember it.

What does this have to do with depression? Well, I think that this may have left me feeling very overwhelmed recently. This overwhelming feeling may have contributed, at least in a small way, to my depression. I just kept forgetting things, and wasn’t finishing things.

I am taking steps to help myself with this problem, in the form of to-do lists and schedules. Goals and plans. These things should help me greatly.

Yes, I am happiest when my mind has something to do. I just want to start finishing the projects that I have begun before starting new ones. It is a struggle, but I plan to master this skill.

At any rate, I am still feeling pretty chipper. I am enjoying myself more as well, hanging out with my sisters and my best friend more, and talking with my daughter more. Good things are happening, and I am not letting people get me down.

I am in control of my feelings.

Shannon

P.S. What struggles and successes are you having with your depression? Please let us know in the comment section. Thank you.

Other Articles of Interest:

Single Mothers and Depression

Single Mothers and Depression Part 2: Two Weeks After Beginning Medication

Single Mothers and Depression Part 3: Happiness and Creativity

Single Mothers and Depression Part 4: Feeling Chipper Today

Single Mothers and Depression Part 5: Some People will Still Bring You Down

Single Mothers and Depression Part 7: The Six Week Checkup