OK it happens, nearly every Stroke Survivor will experience some form of depression at some stage of the recovery , often asking themselves WHY? Why Me? Why Did it Happen? Talk to someone it really does help. Think of the positives rather than the dark negatives. I experience bouts of depression, some days I have good days, some days I have bad days & I know I can be a right sod / pain in the **** to live with.
Whilst Depression has different faces, forms of Anxiety & Anger can kick in, try not to let it, think of soothing things, listen to music, lock yourself in a room to read for a bit if you can, think about positive things, take a deep breath and say to yourself causing you to feel this way, is it worth my time to be annoyed over this, is it really worth annoying me?
Take A Breath:
Observe: What am I thinking? What am I reaciting to? What am I feeling in my body?
Pull Back: Put in some perspective. See the bigger picture. Is this fact or fiction? How would someone else see this?
Practise What Works: What is the best thing to do for you, others , for this situation?
Positive Steps to Wellbeing
Be Kind to Yourself Exercise Regularly
Hobbies / New Skill Have Fun / Be Creative
Help Others Rest & Relaxation
Eat Heathily Balance Sleep
Connect with Others Beware of over indulgence (Alcohol)
See the Bigger Picture
Live Every Moment
Laugh Every Day
Love Beyond Words