Saturday, 30 April 2011

Depression: Doing something about it....

I hate having depression. It is pants. It is worse than pants, it is a bugger. I get tired and I never seem to be able to catch up with myself. I can last a long while but then I collapse and can do nothing. And I feel weak, and silly and stupid and I hate myself for it.
So during May over a period of 31 days I am going to do something about it.  So as not to bore everyone I will blog daily on my other blog "Cage without a key" and update you on my progress. I cannot guaranteee any of it will work but I am going togive it a try.
If anyone has any top tips on how to deal with the perennial blues then I am up for it as long as it does not involve eating fish, which I hate. Especially mackerel. Unless it is smoked then I am OK with it.

11 comments:

Spencer Park said...

No tips I am afraid, but good luck!

Von said...

Tattie, there are things you can do, some of them so simple they almost seem laughable.
The temptation is to stay in bed and pull the covers over you head but don't go there.From experience within my own family I know that a simple regime works.Get out of bed, shower, dress in something that doesn't make you feel worse, try to have a decent diet i.e things you enjoy,and most importantly go for a walk, every day, each day a few minutes longer.Even if you don't want to, if it's the last thing you feel like, it will get the metabolism shifting.Do things you like, indulge yourself, have a good rant about exhibit labels, get angry about life.Depression they say is anger turned inwards.But guess you know that.
I dare say you know and understand what causes it, birthday this time? Know it will pass, especially if you decide to do something proactive and to stop letting it disempower you.We all need to grieve sometimes for our losses and to honour that loss and effect on our lives.My mother used to say 'a good bawl' was helpful!
The very fact that you wrote this post is a hopeful indication that it will pass.Here if you need to vent.x

Tattie Weasle said...

Spencer Paerk - Thank you it will be an interesting experiment!

Tattie Weasle said...

Von - you fablous you! Definitley doign the walk everyday one I know the dogs will enjoy it mostly they poor things get sporadic walks when teh mood hits me. Exercise is a great mood shifter esp if you take a large stick and kill nettles along the way.. I feel quite positive even though I am knackered we will see!!!!
PS Will have to go to exhibition before I rant about exhibit lables but curiosity is aroused...

Sparkless said...

Who needs to eat fish when you can just take the fish oil pills? Good luck with kicking your depression.

Von said...

Kill those nettles Tattie,criticise those labels, they don't sound good enough to pass muster.x

legend in his own lunchtime said...

Don't hate yourself Tattie. Treat yourself. I'll be checking in on your progress.

SmitoniusAndSonata said...

I've watched someone close struggle for years with depression and long walks have certainly helped . She's found too that making herself prepare proper meals .... and eat them ..... is important . I suppose it's all part of the "You are worth it" attitude .
And you ARE worth it ; brave , funny and determined .
I'll be reading with interest .

Emma said...

I was going to mention the fish pills but someone beat me to it! Look forward to meeting you at blogcamp! :)

Posie said...

Good luck Tattie I will be following your progress and hope you find something that works that you can share, I agree depression is complete pants, but no real tips, apart from agreeing that a walk or run can help.

Michelle Trusttum said...

Go you! It's an excellent challenge, and I wish you well. I'm off to find "Caged..." x

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