Depression With No Notice?
I have felt lousy and wiped out today. Have you? Or did you yesterday? Or will you and I feel tomorrow?
Sometimes, that old time feeling envelopes me and I cannot identify why. I can’t uncover a reason and I can’t seem to shake it – forget about the fact that I don’t have the energy.
What I learned long ago was to listen to what my body, spirit and soul are trying to tell me (and in some cases, screaming at me).
Bla, bla, bla, right? But if I pay attention to – If I honor how I am feeling, the answer eventually presents itself. I am sad because of it – which makes me angry, no furious at it. How dare you rob me of my weekend?
This is from an on-line newsletter to which I subscribe:
Think in terms of depletion, not depression. Despair and depression may come over us suddenly, for no reason we can figure out…we may realize we are reacting to too much of something–too much work, too much excitement, too much fun. We may be having a letdown after the holidays…When we feel this, we must give ourselves time…. Then we can ask God to help us let go…we often forget that we need to take a rest and reenergize.
Talk about Grace, and serendipity! It is no mistake that this message was waiting for me in my in box today.
I guess It’s time to take inventory of that which lets me down.
There’s a reason why we feel depressed and we will feel better after we let it have its voice. Time to take a rest.
Hull, L. (2011). Depression With No Notice?. Psych Central. Retrieved on February 13, 2016, from http://blogs.psychcentral.com/laughter/2011/01/depression-with-no-notice/