Depression sometimes can feel like a roller coaster, one minute you are up and the next you are down and I mean broken down, the ride needs to be fixed.
That’s exactly how I been feeling the last few days, one minute I’m up, hands in the air and the next, well I’m exhausted like the wind just knocked the life out of me. Today, was especially one of those days. It started off ok and I kept saying to myself, good, I’m ok I can take on people, I can take on the day. That’s until I left out of my space to go to a meeting, I was ok but eventually I felt unprotected and out of my element.
Do you ever get that way when you have a depressive episode, you feel fine, alone, in your house but you leave and must interact with people and you feel that your space has been invaded?
I had one of those moments hard and trying to figure out how to maneuver myself to be effective in a setting that literally drained me, seriously I am heading to bed. This is a tough moment for me because I literally battle depression alone, I like it that way, I’m a loner, a natural introvert so having to step outside of that space and let others into my protected space during this time, with my limited energy takes a lot out of me.
So how do we navigate those relationships while dealing with depression?
I wish I could tell you a whole list of answers but I only got one and well I think it's a great start, one thing I am trying to do is be a little more honest and open without allowing that space to be contaminated. I’ve been talking to people a lot lately about depression and how overwhelming it can be. Hopefully we can all find ways and share on how we can navigate those relationships and stay in a healthy space for ourselves and the people around us that we love.
How do you navigate your relationships while dealing with a depressive episode?