I really had in mind slowing down and thinking more about my attitude. The chance to look at my attitude towards recent events is a way to understand how I am reacting to them. Or at least, how I am framing my response to what is happening around me. While I am still learning my relationship with depression, I am now learning how to deal with a global pandemic. Stress and … [Read more...] about I’m Spinning All Over the Place Today
I do not have COVID 19, but I do have MDD. My relationship with depression is much more defined than it was a year ago. Just before I went into the hospital, I was so stressed that I was having trouble eating. My weight dropped appreciably, and I had to force myself to eat anything at all. Jump forward to today, and I am eating everything in sight. I read an article … [Read more...] about If I’m OK, Why am I Gaining Weight?
Even before acknowledging my depression, the holidays could be stressful. Expectations about what “should” happen can make things uncomfortable at best. When I would go into the holidays without clearly thinking about what I want and need for self-care, the outcomes were generally ok, sometimes good, but unpredictable. This year, I am thinking about the holidays, before … [Read more...] about 10 ways I am de-stressing the holidays