Countless other incidents of turning over a new leaf followed by blame, double standards, denial, blaming me for her **94**, insistence that I have to focus on my problems, deflection etc.[ . . . ] I'm tempted to see if I can get a prescription for antidepressants, but my previous experience with them was pretty atrocious.
Meditation in combination with hatha yoga (which is easy and gentle) are good, especially if you're suffering from depression with anxiety. Other things are so simple that they never occur to many people: buy a bowlful of fruit or flowers every week and put them where you'll see them often; get a pet; go outside and walk, etc. If you're stuck inside, find a window and sit in a sunbeam.Perhaps most importantly, pay as little attention to the news media as you can afford to. People weren't designed to shoulder the burdens of the whole world. Two hundred years ago, all a person had to cope with was bad news from his/her own family and a few friends and neighbors. Today, mass media make it possible for you to feel the suffering of millions of people, and there's usually not a damned thing you can do to help them. That can a powerful depressant. Shutting out big chunks of the world may seem like willful ignorance/insensitivity, but if you're not prepared to confront the harsher aspects of existence on a daily basis, it's purely a survival strategy. It's fine to be vaguely aware that many people are suffering, and to wish better lives for them, but there's little to be gained from seeing their desperation in high definition.Namaste,_g
- Antisocial (not the same as Asocial, which is actually what most people think of when they say Antisocial)- Borderline- Histrionic- Narcissistic
It works great but I also like to drink and when I drink I get stupid depressed.