Morning all..tis 2.30 ish am.....and I am back ( did ya miss me )
One of my many "coping mechanisms" when in a major depressive funk is to listen to music. I found a cd i had forgotton i had by a guy named Harry Chapin. On the cd was a song called circle which just spoke to me. I shan't type out the lyrics but they were very apt for how I was feeling. Strangely having my feelings so aptly sung to me made me feel slightly better (weird hu).
Which then got me to thinking how did i get into the funk in the first place, and is it possible to recognise the beginning phase and take action, yes i know i should ask the psycologist and I shall do so when next we meet..but the question did intregue me.
The reason i put " around coping mechanisms is I listen to music alot....and never thought of it as a mechanism of any sort, i always thought i just liked music...so maybe its not a mechanism...I really have to stop overthinking this stuff.
On the lighter side.....my gp recommended i eat more fruit..so now i eat fruit and nut chocky...
I enjoyed reading your post @simontemplar . It is the kind of circular thinking I do often and the title of the thread got my attention too.
It’s really hard to stop the overthinking, and at the same time still think through before phases. I get a bit looped in this part, and then struggle to see the before phases until after. I think my gut feeling is that over time, awareness and experiences (going through it) will guide me better. I have come a way but still have a long way to go to recognise where my head is at and then what to do about it.
Loved the fruit and nut nut chocolate solution too.
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