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Re: Feelings alexandra_k

Posted by Gabbix2 on September 1, 2005, at 19:24:29

In reply to Re: Feelings Gabbix2, posted by alexandra_k on August 31, 2005, at 18:17:36

> Yeah... I'm not sure about depression... I think it might run a little differently... Not sure... In depression you (can) get a reduction in physiological arousal. That means there can be a kind of flattening in emotional responsivity. Everything feels 'dull flat and unprofitable'. I'm not sure how much (or to what extent) people can summon up heightened levels of physiological arousal solely by the power of positive thinking. Not very well I'd say from my personal experience with that.
And I'd agree, it's like trying to convince yourself that doing the vacuuming and waiting in line at the bank or a movie you hate is really something you find thrilling.
You can make the best of it, but the extremes are pretty hard to reach.

But try and motivate oneself into exercise when one is depressed... So thats not an 'easy' answer either. There are a variety of factors and so one approach / point of entry may be more suited to one person than to another person.

I'm confused on the excercise issue, I'm in total agreement in theory, and that taking care of yourself physically cannot help but aid in depression, yet my first and most severe depressive crash came when I was a dedicated member of a gym, and also taking kickboxing.
Perhaps I wasn't eating properly or was overdoing it or something.. I don't know.

> Sorry... I just kind of keep rambelling. You don't have to read / respond. Really.
> :-)
I know, but when one is feeling bad already sometimes something teeny like the comment I made, or an ignored post can feel more personal than it should, I don't mind explaining. Of course your feelings may be your own ; ) But I don't mind trying to protect them when I can.

> ((((Gabbi)))))
> Thanks for your Babblemail too..

Your welcome, and I hope you know that my babblemails to anyone feeling awful come with no obligation to respond, that would be only adding more stress, and that's just not nice.
Of course none of my babblemails do, but particularly ones sent at those times.

> People are fragile at the moment...
> Or at least...
> It sounds like we are.

Softie - tough, that's what we are, or it's at least how I describe myself.




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