Get out your bird flu masks

Posted on July 30th, by Hayley in Depression. 4 comments

Depression seems to be going around lately, at least in the little corner of the internet I frequent. There was this post from Kendi, and this one from Jenny. And I’m pretty sure Dooce is still dealing with some stuff.

Are you sad? I’ve been feeling a little down. Not depression, but anxiety. Which some would say is a slight distinction, and I guess it is, but right now it feels very different to me.

The other night I Googled natural anxiety remedies and so yesterday I did yoga and took a lavender bath. Then I got in bed and watched The Bachelorette and ate a chocolate chip cookie (which Google did not recommend, but I do). And I bought some green tea, but then I forgot to drink it. Today I’m feeling a little less anxious, aside from worrying about the bruise I got on the top of my head from doing a headstand in yoga yesterday and the fact that I forgot about the green tea I just bought.

Anyway, as I said, I’ve been seeing a lot about depression/anxiety around the internets lately and have been feeling a bit of it myself, so I just wanted to gently remind all of you to take care of yourselves. I still have the name of a great therapist in Wichita if that’s something you’d be interested in. If you’re not ready for that then I highly recommend a little yoga with a nice chocolate chip cookie cool down.

4 responses to “Get out your bird flu masks”

  1. schmemily says:

    I like the book The Mindful Way Through Anxiety. Anxiety and depression feel differently to me, too, though the former definitely contributes to the latter.

    • Hayley says:

      Thanks for the recommendation, I’ll check it out. I kind of avoid reading books about anxiety/depression because when I’m in that place I usually want things to get my mind thinking a different way or focusing on other things, but maybe it’d be helpful to try a book to help me learn to think differently instead of just distracting myself.

  2. Ashley Cieri says:

    I’m not sure if Bachelorette helped much last night. Desiree seemed to be experiencing the same thing! It’s so drama-filled, but I enjoy it! Love you!

    • Hayley says:

      I know! Poor Desiree. I do care about her a little too much. But it was good for me to get out of my own head for a little while. Love you, too!

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