Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Musings on Depression

Musings on Depression

Today I sat my desk and I felt 'the fear' wash over me. That sudden, overwhelming helpless tiredness that for anyone who struggles with anxiety and depression is just too horribly familiar. Without fail, the suddenness always surprises me. 

That feeling when you wake up in the morning and think "oh no. Today I just can't do this" or today, for me, when I'm in an environment I am so used to and normally so calm and confident in but suddenly I feel trapped, alone and scared. Today I was reminded that in that moment you need to be kind to yourself.

I recently saw a post of things you SHOULD do every day that will stop those feelings. Things like: get dressed every day, go for a long walk, call an old friend. Blah blah blah. It made me so angry. I know I'm not a medical professional, but some days you just have to do what you have to do just to get through it. 

Maybe it is calling a friend, maybe it is getting outside. Or maybe it's cancelling plans, just for one night and eating pizza and just letting go for a bit. Be kind to yourself.

and remember... this too shall pass. It might have been a bad day but it isn't a bad life. 

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