Depression comes with such a long list of symptoms and effects that, thankfully, you rarely experience them all in one day. Well, you couldn’t, could you? I mean, living through both insomnia and hypersomnia simultaneously must surely be impossible!
Right now, I’m experiencing one of the most common symptoms, one I hear people talking about a lot – exhaustion.
It’s not as though I’ve been working hard today. I haven’t been digging trenches, hauling bricks or even minding kids. “All” I did was take a train into the city, spend a couple of hours walking around with my husband and my mother (visiting from interstate) and come home again. Since returning, I can barely lift a finger!
The sudden and debilitating exhaustion isn’t new, but I’ve been taking good care of myself lately, and haven’t experienced it for some weeks.
Perhaps what I’m experiencing right now is the “slump” experienced after a sustained period of stress. Yes, yes, regular readers will recall me writing about this about a week ago – but sadly, my life continues to be characterized by stressful events. At least I have a short lull now, between today’s outing and Tuesday. Yay!
So, my friends, it’s coddling time again: good food, plenty of fluids, a multivitamin for good measure, and lots of rest.
Wishing you all good things for the rest of your weekend.