What Do You Guys Do when It All Gets To mucH?
Good food is a start for me, I agree with LGF above.
Cooking is relaxing and gives me purpose - you know going to the shops, deciding on what you're gonna make yourself for brekkie/lunch/dinner takes the mind off heavy stuff, isn't it.
You didn't need your doctor to diagnose you with depression you already knew you were depressed and the very fact you've admitted it to yourself and the folks around you or here on the board is a positive step towards getting back to the proper happy you.
I only really breakdown when I've overindulged in junk, overworked or starved myself of proper nutrients
causing hallucinations or over-analysis of current events, which scares me.
When things all seem too much for me it's usually down to a chemical imbalance in the brain
not my personality or self.
This seriously effects my ability to think clearly rationally and positively.
I need to think rationally to fix the crazy situations I get myself into and need to keep cool to be cool.
The little voice I hear in my head is my voice - It should sound as clear and loud inside as it does when resonating around a room or a hillside and it should generally be of positive constructive tone; melancholy and lament is fine (for a short time) and I always offer myself this option if it's on the table; I usually take it/think it for a little while.
This manifests itself through thoughts and wee tears then phased out alongwith a sad song or an album, at a stretch.
This is calm time away from the hustle and bustle of people and invasive thoughts and it should be treated as such, meditation.
Any music to help with a trance like chill state or a quiet place which I can be alone and calm in is key to my fighting back against depression.
I get in this chill place think things over calmly then stand up and be normal.
Depression (long-term lamenting or melancholy lasting hours or days) is detrimental to positive action and I don't allow myself to feel it, if at all possible, for any length of time.
Being scared or sad is not being depressed, for me they are different entirely.
All these emotions are normal responses to the trials and tribulations of 21st living both 1st world and 3rd world problems and I try not to beat myself up having them/feeling like this.
You're on this street just now and you're lost but soon after a bit of walking and talking you'll turn the corner and be back on a familiar street you used to kick a ball along and shout at buses, isn't it.
All the best, happy trails + bon appetit!
let's have a cup of tea...