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June 03, 2008

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steve

Maybe you just need some sunshine and snacks?

Me? I need my shrink (2:00 today - hooray).

p.s.
I love that expression! "Rearranging deck chairs on the Titanic." I am so using that today.

Nancy

Wait a minute--are you saying there's another way to wake up? *Now* you tell me.

Joel

I felt similarly this morning - almost over-caffeinated, but I hadnt had any coffee or anything. I was jumpy and out of sorts for hours before I calmed down and was able to focus on anything for more than a few minutes at a time. Very unlike me, and unnerving.

James

Having long ago (thank goodness) gotten over some clinical depression, I can say that "yes" I get feelings like that and boy am I glad when they only last a day or two rather than months or years, becoming self-fulfilling prophecies of doom.

What I learned is that avoiding despair is something that you take for granted (I used to b a naturally happy person) until one day you realize that it doesn't happen automatically (for you) anymore and you have to actually work for it. That's a lousy realization to have to come to, but it can really stand in the way of future happiness if you don't come to grips with it. That's for people who are lucky, like me, who are able to manage their depression cognitively.

When I wake up with the sort of feeling you describe, I have to consciously remind myself of all the times I have gotten myself out of such a feeling. Otherwise, there's the possibility of wallowing, which is a sort of depression snowball effect.

So, yes, I know how lousy that feeling can be! I hope it doesn't last long!

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