The Daily Prompt
We all feel down from time to time. How do you combat the blues?
What’s one tip you can share with others that always helps to lift your spirits?
I have never hidden the fact that I suffer from Recurrent Major Depression. That is in fact the reason I started blogging. Often when I talk about this people tend to tell me that it is normal to feel the blues now and then. The thing is that there is a huge difference between feeling the blues and having a depressive episode. Anyway, there are a few things that do help a little.
Here is a list of the things I do to keep myself sane during these periods.
I write a whole lot. Some of the writing I send to a friend to read, just selective stuff which I am keeping for the book, the rest of the writing I throw away. Sending the writing to the friend helps because the friend has a sort of factual understanding which I rather prefer to sympathy.
Sitting with my cat “His Royal Highness” on my lap is very soothing, especially with a cup of hot, sweet tea.
Often with these episodes I sleep too little, but being able to fall asleep on the couch with the cat, a blanket and the Tv on, is really a blessing.
Human touch. Lots of hugs. My littlest daughter gives those hugs out freely and they really help a lot.
These things I mention are comforting, but in reality the depressive episode only leaves when it does, it’s almost as though it has a mind of its own.
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