This might sound weird but the hardest part about getting healthy for me when I’m in the midst of depression is doing the dishes in order to be able to actually cook or meal prep. Even on the rare occasion when there are only a handful of dishes to be washed the thought of it can be enough to tire me out for the rest of the day.
Neither myself nor Zombie are good at dishes and I often just wash what we need and throw something easy together. And aren’t dishes just never ending? It’s usually only a matter of minutes before the left hand side starts piling up once all the clean dishes have eventually been put away.
This weekend (well late this afternoon) I found the motivation to not only get the kitchen sorted, but cooked dinner and did all my meal prep AND still managed to clean the kitchen afterwards too. I’m all sorted for a week of healthy breakfasts and lunches, plus tomorrow when I get home from work there will be no excuse for us not to cook a decent dinner because the kitchen doesn’t look like a bomb hit it. It’s actually been one of the most productive weekends I’ve had in a while and I’m feeling pretty positive about the week ahead which is almost unheard of on a Sunday night.
Depression and Anxiety are evil bastards who get in deep with the people they infect, basically taking the control out of the persons hands and make even the simplest of tasks seem like the most daunting prospect ever. I’m happy to say that this weekend I managed to take back some of that control and I’m pretty keen for it to continue.
Smiles and Sunshine