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Jul. 22nd, 2003 | 12:28 pm

This is day two of following my observation that there are so many things I want to do instead of being depressed. I think that perspective is helping me better than the prior mental model that I'm wasting my time being depressed.

The latter has tended to leave me feeling depressed about being depressed, whereas the former focuses on all the things that I enjoy and want to do.

So far it's helping.

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from: poetrybuff_79
date: Jul. 22nd, 2003 01:45 pm (UTC)

I can completely relate. Depressed about being depressed. Last night, I was told that I like to be unhappy. I don't. The problem is, when I'm unhappy, it's hard to feel happy. LOL. But seriously, I understand what you're going through...depression sucks all the energy out of me and soon it's all you can see.

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from: alienghic
date: Jul. 22nd, 2003 04:53 pm (UTC)

Yeah, the problem with depression is that it even dealing with simple problems leaves one drained of ones infinitesimal supply of emotional energy.

I spent years complaining aobut not being able to be happy, and after years of therapy, a couple of rounds of anti-depressants, developing new coping strategies, and actually making progress on emotional healing I'm now more often content than depressed. (And even occasionally happy).

I liked the coping strategy path, I emphasized certain things that engrosed me so I was busy instead of just running the same "life is unending pain" script.

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