3 thoughts on “Depression relief: Why standing-up matters

  • July 13, 2015 at 12:45 pm

    Totally agree. Now I have still need to get horizontal during the day. Chiari Malformation requires my spinal fluid to get a break from gravity as it moves up and down the spinal column and too not pool in my brain. Got a hip replaced in Feb this year so must lay and stretch out my hip pull my leg and massage.

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  • July 14, 2015 at 2:01 am

    I got into a bad depression after years of working my a#@ off without any reward. I got 2 bachelor degrees, worked multiple side jobs and still didn’t have real work, but I had a mountain of debts. I think sleeping it off was probably the best thing I did. My body needed the rest, my mind needed the rest. I had no immune system after years of not having enough to eat. I slept through months. Then at some point I started to feel rested. Not energetic, but I could get to the shower without tears coming down my eyes from the effort. I could remove 10 items in the mess and go back to bed satisfied that I had done something that day, and then and would do 10 items 3 times a day, and over time it all came back on it’s own. I think depression could just be extreme tiredness and that at least at some level we should respect the body’s and mind’s need to rest.

    If you’re able to get out, great, but if it feels like it costs you everything you’ve got, I’d say don’t feel guilty for resting more then you ever thought you could rest.

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    • July 14, 2015 at 9:10 am

      Dear anonymous, How did you pay your bills/debt? After I had surgery, I filed bankruptcy, I was so tired all the time, I am still, need some joy or faith .

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