Depression seems to be going around lately, at least in the little corner of the internet I frequent. There was this post from Kendi, and this one from Jenny. And I’m pretty sure Dooce is still dealing with some stuff.
Are you sad? I’ve been feeling a little down. Not depression, but anxiety. Which some would say is a slight distinction, and I guess it is, but right now it feels very different to me.
The other night I Googled natural anxiety remedies and so yesterday I did yoga and took a lavender bath. Then I got in bed and watched The Bachelorette and ate a chocolate chip cookie (which Google did not recommend, but I do). And I bought some green tea, but then I forgot to drink it. Today I’m feeling a little less anxious, aside from worrying about the bruise I got on the top of my head from doing a headstand in yoga yesterday and the fact that I forgot about the green tea I just bought.
Anyway, as I said, I’ve been seeing a lot about depression/anxiety around the internets lately and have been feeling a bit of it myself, so I just wanted to gently remind all of you to take care of yourselves. I still have the name of a great therapist in Wichita if that’s something you’d be interested in. If you’re not ready for that then I highly recommend a little yoga with a nice chocolate chip cookie cool down.
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I like the book The Mindful Way Through Anxiety. Anxiety and depression feel differently to me, too, though the former definitely contributes to the latter.
Thanks for the recommendation, I’ll check it out. I kind of avoid reading books about anxiety/depression because when I’m in that place I usually want things to get my mind thinking a different way or focusing on other things, but maybe it’d be helpful to try a book to help me learn to think differently instead of just distracting myself.
I’m not sure if Bachelorette helped much last night. Desiree seemed to be experiencing the same thing! It’s so drama-filled, but I enjoy it! Love you!
I know! Poor Desiree. I do care about her a little too much. But it was good for me to get out of my own head for a little while. Love you, too!