Tag Archives: depression

Keeping out of the slump

December is upon us. Days are getting shorter — and colder. Nights are getting longer — and colder. This is actually an excellent time of the year for me, when I can focus in and really think about where I … Continue reading

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And suddenly, it is fall

I have been so preoccupied this week with the work changes and catching up with old friends whom I haven’t seen in over a year, that I have not directed much energy towards noticing this season. I’ve been tired — … Continue reading

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Taking it all in

Constantly striving and struggling takes a toll. It takes an enormous toll, in terms of energy and insight and being able to enjoy your life. When you’re constantly GO-ing, when you’re focused on being active and reactive and pro-active, you … Continue reading

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Ah HAH! So that’s why I don’t have a lot of joy in my life, these days…

Lately, I’ve been feeling kind of “blah” — I’m engaged and involved in my life, but I don’t feel like I have a ton of joy in each day. Things feel more like a slog than anything else, even though … Continue reading

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Making the most of everything you’ve got

So, you hit a rough patch. Maybe you literally hit something. Or it hit you. Or someone hit you. Or you got roughed up in some other way by this thing called Life. It’s not fair. And it’s not fun. … Continue reading

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A good night’s sleep… and a new direction

I had a very taxing day, yesterday. In the midst of telling my manager that I was leaving (and having them freak out, albeit in a professionally muted way), and also trying to get work done, so that I can … Continue reading

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Woke up in a funk, then I decided to do things a little differently

So, I woke up at 6, after getting, oh, about 6-1/2 hours of sleep. Not great. I’m still thrown off by the overnight work on Fri/Sat night. Ugh. And I had to get some things done, that I had neglected … Continue reading

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Finding work that soothes

The other day I was pretty riled up. Something just pushed me out of my Zone of  Chill, and I felt like I do when I’m on prednisone – punchy and rarin’ to grouse. More people are leaving my employer, … Continue reading

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Finding my zone again

An odd thing has happened with me, since I had my contract renewed at work. After being relieved and elated that I wasn’t going to have to go searching high and low for another job, the surge in energy left … Continue reading

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Up and at ’em

I’m not depressed anymore. I was depressed for a number of weeks. Just feeling down. But now … Something has lifted off me. For the past several days, I’ve been very active – making out my lists of things I … Continue reading

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