For the last few months, I have been struggling with sadness, depression, and feelings that I need to be doing more. More to help our finances, more to help out others, more of everything. I have been putting pressure on myself-expecting that if I do more I would be happier and things would be better. Well, after a day of doing less this past Saturday, and doing things that I love on Sunday (sewing, crafting and quilting), I finally felt happier than I have felt in a long time. I think I have been suffering from severe depression since my emergency surgery in May. I just didn’t feel like myself anymore. I didn’t want to read(which was a passion). We didn’t even open the pool this year and swimming is the only sport or exercise I love. I didn’t want to do much of anything that I had enjoyed doing in the past. I know, I know, that doesn’t make much sense but that is how I felt.
So, I threw myself into doing more. I think I have been putting so much pressure on myself to accomplish more to help my family and in the mean time I had lost my joy in life. I’m not saying that I shouldn’t try to improve my family’s situation, just not put so much pressure on myself to do so much. I need to find time to do the things that I love to do too—reading, quilting, sewing, and decorating my home. My soul needs the joy I find in my hobbies and crafts. I have to help myself first so that I can help my family in the future.
So, today I am truly grateful for finding a little joy in my life this past weekend! I am realizing that less is truly more!Grateful Blessings to you all,