a reply to: FlyersFan
When I am in what I call my "black depression" I can barely get the motivation or energy to lift an arm, let alone exercise!!
This is such a difficult subject to give any good solid advice about because it is so personal to the person suffering. It really isn't about feeling
'blue' or 'a bit down'. True depression is very physically disabling as much as it is mental.
I really advice those with depression to ignore those that say "stay away from meds".. speak to your DOCTOR!! And NO pills wont cure it, there is no
magical cure but they can help you cope.
Depression is so so complicated, it's never really the same for everyone.. different minds, different coping abilities, different experiences and
outlooks, different dreams, fears, anxieties... You get the idea.
I can only speak from my own point of view of course but I no longer think of the past in any shape or form, it simply doesn't exist for me, the past
is gone, forever, every day is something else. There is no future either, I never think ahead, I have no dreams or hopes.. so in a lot of respects I
DO live in the now as people suggest, but that doesn't really help either because now I am just existing and not living.
The only thing I can suggest, which helps a little for myself is to give myself the go ahead to go ahead and be depressed!! Don't beat yourself up
when you're suffering, allow yourself the down time to cope with it, switch your phone off (ignore your friends... yeah I know, I said it...) put your
morose music on. I work a lot of hours but when I'm suffering at the weekends, I allow myself to lock myself away and give my brain the time it needs
to look for answers.
Oh.. and drink a lot of water
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