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I tell my story. I'm not here to sell a product, but to challenge people's thoughts to take better care of themselves. To validate those that are already doing this. To educate, to eradicate the mental health stigma, to influence those that need influencing and doing all of this with respect as each person has their own journey and we need to recognise that. I am vulnerable and raw. I have to be authentic. I am me. I have faults, I have made and continue to make mistakes, but I learn from those mistakes, I am me.

Thursday, August 10, 2023

What my depression feels like...

A wave of depression came in a few days back, what does it feel like for me...

- My head feels heavy
- I don't have a headache but I can feel my head, it's a numb type of feeling, strange but a clear symptom
- I cannot concentrate
- I cannot read too much as nothing sinks in
- I have trouble pronouncing some words
- My motivation has plummeted
- I can find temporary relief with music or exercise, but soon after it returns
- I’m tired, despite sleeping pretty well
- I’m fatigued, despite eating well

How I have responded:
- Understand that it will pass and accept it for what it is
- Make good decisions, i.e. drink more fluids, eat well
- Make sure I exercise
- Continue on with life and be kind to myself

I have had plenty of practice with this and are fine but thought I'd let you all know what it is like.

Be Well.

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