Day 4

Howdy! Okay this is my last day of documenting. I didn’t get a great night sleep, but it wasn’t as bad as the night before. I actually started googling sleep labs last night while I couldn’t sleep🤪. I just can’t imagine having to sleep with a machine over my nose, but something has to change in that area. I’m just trying to stay “natural”. Today I’m experimenting with fasting for part of the day. I’ve never used this as a tool before so the verdict is still out. I’m attempting to see how it affects my sleep tonight. I think my diet has a lot to do with my physical and mental health and it could even improve my sleep.

Alrighty, so today is Saturday and I got up at 7 and actually didn’t feel that bad even though I hadn’t gotten much sleep. I started the morning of with a turmeric tea(tool). It has many benefits, but the main one I’m shooting for is it’s benefits against depression. I just took it easy and brought my doggie to the vet and put on some Barry White and cleaned my house(tool). For me, I feel much calmer when things are in order and it does give me some satisfaction when I’m done. No, I won’t come to your house to clean.

Took my daughter to the Fine Art Center for prom pictures later in the afternoon. My little girl isn’t a little girl anymore. We got yelled out about 5 times because of the flash, but it was worth it. Got some giggles out of that. Spending time with her(tool) is precious. Didn’t do much in the evening other then chill and read(tool).

Thoughts for the day:

I can honestly say I’m not depressed today. My depression does usually start hitting the road by day four, but I guess the key here in this experiment is that day 1, 2, and 3 were definitely not as intense as in the past dealing with my depression bouts. Usually I would of stayed in bed day 1 and 2. Getting out of bed and using my tools as best I can has made it more tolerable and help keep my mind off of it. I’ll write up a summary tomorrow. Thanks for following along❤️

Dwight

7 thoughts on “Day 4

  1. Well that’s just rude saying no to coming and doing my housework before I even ask LOL. I am so glad to read that you are feeling a lot better today that is awesome. Have loved reading your different tools of the trade and am interested to see how the fasting goes. Sounds like time with your daughter is an amazing tonic. XOX

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  2. So glad you are feeling better, that the ol’ black dog has been more a lighter shade of grey. I think I’d trade a gout attack for feeling depressed again…and I know what a gout attack feels like. Take good care, brother.

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  3. >>sleep with a machine over my nose<< yes, they do rather look like Hannibal territory :-(… have you looked into other options to try. there's a chin strap, and they're fairly inexpensive on Amazon and such. I've heard good results from those. Also, there is the snoring mouthpiece ("mandibular advancement device"), which also has a good success rate as well.

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