Posts in mental health

I have a pretty good (?) history of depression. It rears it’s ugly head and grips me tight, and all I want to do is curl up in a cool, dark room and sleep. Since that is really not a realistic thing for a mom of 4, my default modes normally look like this…eating foods that I know will not serve me (lots and lots of coffee), drinking larger amounts of alcohol and skipping my exercise and meditation. All of these things being the opposite of what it takes to make me feel better.

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What triggers you? What makes you want to curl up into a ball, turn off the lights and sleep for days? Overwhelm, loss, frustration, anger? 

How do you cope when this happens? What are your default modes? Drinking, sleeping, sex, whining?

As a whole WE are very uncomfortable with being uncomfortable. So, our default modes are just like a prescription from the Doctor to ease ailments we ALREADY have, put a bandaid on them, and hopefully ease the pain temporarily. They in NO WAY cure the root of the problem. That wine tonight, will not deal with anything when we wake up. Sleeping and being locked away won't either. 

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