When I told my therapist I was having a hard time getting myself to respond to OkCupid messages, even when I WANTED to, and I went over my previous experiences with online dating, she said, “Well, yeah, that makes sense. If you’d tried ice skating 10 times and ended up breaking an ankle every time, you probably wouldn’t be too excited to try again.”YUP.
Today my psychiatrist advised me to stop consuming so much news and social media.
You heard it here, y’all — modern life is insane-making.
(Also, yes, I’m aware I’m posting this ON social media. Um…it’s a process?)
(Via The Awkward Yeti.)
I have family time later, so I ordered coffee and green juice with my breakfast. Might also grab some form of protein shake beforehand.
I might also need THIS shirt, but it’ll be my little secret that “it” = “anxiety and half an eating disorder.”
I hate posting things from, like, Billy Jo Bob’s Info site, but I found out May is Mental Health Awareness Month, so, to that end: Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Depression.
“Some people with depression may be plagued by low self-esteem and feelings of worthlessness, yet function well on a day-to-day basis. Others may not be as affected by negative thinking, but buckle under heavy fatigue and pervasive apathy. Sadness could be considered a defining symptom of depression, but even that’s not always present: A person with depression might be overly irritable or emotionally numb instead of profoundly unhappy … Women with depression tend to have more anxiety than men, report more fatigue and hypersomnia (excessive sleeping), and tend toward lethargy.”
Oh, OK, cool, so it looks like BEING AN ASSHOLE.
THANKS, Science, way to be specific. 🙄
An acquaintance posted on Facebook that a bad stretch of depression had caused her to gain back weight she’d lost, and some cheery fitness fucker commented “Awe, you can do it again with exercising and eatting healthier again! It’s mind over matter. Everything in moderation. Tell yourself you can do it! 💪😁👍”
OK, obviously I don’t know your life, but also? Blow me a little.
Who doesn’t know about diet and exercise IN THEORY? Everyone KNOWS about it, bitch — you ain’t droppin’ science. Don’t talk to her like she’s an idiot like she doesn’t already feel bad enough. Ass.
And it’s not “mind over matter” if your mind is what’s telling you cake will fix things, and guess what, cake DOES fix things.
Finally, UGH, the “Awe” instead of “Aw” — I think we can all agree those people can’t be trusted.
As always, Shonda Rhimes said it best…