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Re: I don't shower everyday now Deneb

Posted by Dinah on June 7, 2010, at 10:11:42

In reply to I don't shower everyday now, posted by Deneb on June 7, 2010, at 3:52:13

Is anything stopping you from going to take a shower right now? Then you won't have to worry about something being wrong with you.

You were sad when you came back from New Orleans. Which kind of makes me feel sad. I wish for you that you could hold onto the happiness of having been, instead of feeling sad it was over.

Maybe you could make a journal of your trip? Along with any pictures Dr. Bob took and sends us. After one of my dogs die, I always find solace in creating a tribute to them. Maybe you could create a tribute to your Babble trips. Just for yourself.

After your shower. And when you have time from swimming class, and cooking, and anyplace else you need to be.

Deneb, moods come and go. You were showering, brushing your teeth, fixing your hair, working, going to the pool, going to Weight Watchers, etc. less than a month ago. Then New Orleans was over, you don't expect to see Dr. Bob next year, you quit your really horrid job. Your mood dipped. It happens, and that's to be respected because it's telling you something. It doesn't mean something is horribly wrong with you. Other than that perhaps you (like me) have strong reactions to what's going on around you. And that you're sensitive to changes in your medication regimen. I know that I have trouble remembering that this moment is not the only moment in the world. It seems like how I feel now is how I always felt and how I always will feel. But stepping back and realizing that this is one mood among many I have is helpful to me. It's helpful when the current moment is awful. And it's even helpful when the current moment is wonderful, because it makes me feel less bad when that moment is gone.

I think of life as a wave. It goes up and down, and is down will come up, and what is up will go down. It's nice to shift the wave up as much as possible through therapy and meds. But it's also healthy to realize that moods (for some of us at least) are not permanent.

What your responsibility is at this point is to do what you can to keep it from dipping further. First and foremost that means making sure you take your meds. And secondmost, that means to try to think about when things will be better, and try not to do anything now that will make life harder then.

That's been my experience anyway.




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