How to Tell if You are in the Depths of Depression and Despair

Depression and illness: Chicken or egg? - Harvard Health

[Sorry friends. Massive attack of depression. All right now]

Your energy level won’t power a potato clock.

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You find yourself turning more and more to “comfort foods”, which, in my case, is baby formula blended with three Milky Way bars.

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You find yourself reevaluating your life-choices; like your decision to sit in your recliner for three hours reevaluating your life-choices.

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Every one of your physical imperfections looks much larger, like that grapefruit-sized tumor on your neck.

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You stop writing in complete sentences because you don’t want the hassle of punctuating them.

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You buy an expensive sports car to compensate for the fact that you don’t have an expensive sports car.

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You have a recurring dream where everything is just fine: Good health, happy family… prosperity… and then the werewolf vampires show up.

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You find your human interactions consist primarily of asking people not to obstruct your view of the television.

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You find you are at the end of your rope so you tie a noose and… on second thought, a really bad idea…

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You find yourself dreading tomorrow… but, not the day after tomorrow because who’s going to live THAT long.

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26 thoughts on “How to Tell if You are in the Depths of Depression and Despair

      1. Exactly! Some people have the gift of finding the humor in any circumstance. (I’ve read that comedians can be some of the saddest people on the planet.) I hope you helped some people laugh and feel a little better today.
        (I’m glad you’re all right now – as evidenced by the complete sentences. 😉 )

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      2. When I wrote my book about prayer, I had a tendency to get excited and use too many exclamation points. When someone questioned what my target audience was (middle school?), I removed about two thirds of them, along with phrases like “How cool is that?” Another friend said, “Oh, but I love your enthusiasm!” I replied, “Well, enthusiasm is one thing, it’s another to sound like a thirteen-year-old at a Justin Bieber concert.” (eye roll)

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      3. An enthusiastic writing voice is nothing to be ashamed of. If a non-fiction writer doesn’t have a spark of interest, it will be a LONG book for the reader…

        And, how cool would THAT be????!!!

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  1. A few thoughts: why settle for Formula when you can buy breastmilk? Why did you punctuate the sentence about punctuation? Why did you go off in a depressive spiral with werewolf vampires when both Deb and I summoned you for my new weekly contest?

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    1. 1. If I’d said, “Breast milk” there would be a LOT of unanswered questions
      2. I didn’t punctuate… I was banging my head against the keyboard and lucked out.
      3. I saw that. If you keep it up, I’ll definitely enter one.

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  2. Human interaction? What human interaction? Anyway, somebody already made the comments about comedians…I wouldn’t follow Robin Williams down that road. Funny thing is, I love it when the werewolves and vampires show up. I stayed awake long enough to watch an “Underworld” movie last night. All that blood, gore, and of course, Kate Beckinsale, are extremely satisfying. Kate alone could replace my lack of interactions with actual people in 3 dimensions.

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