A special kinda monday…

…means a question from whiskerfish

What do you do when you get the blues? To lighten the burden? To cope ’til they pass? etc?

When I’m feeling my worst I tend to isolate: very little outside communication, which usually fuels my anxiety. It’s rare that I get severely depressed these days. I used to go for months in a kind of low level depression, but these days I’m much more likely to be worried or frightened than sad. It’s something that I attribute to therapy. My biggest problem is that I over committ myself in too many directions, and then start to regard all contact with a kind of dread, as if it’s an imposition that I am helpless against. Hence the isolation.

But you’re asking me what I do to stop feeling bad: I try to cook something, I go to a museum, I put on Joan Armitrading. Sometimes best way to deal with it is with a good cry. Generally when blue I stop being active, so any activity, any creation is a good antidote.

Questions anwered all month in March.

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