Attempting to Lessen the Depression Symptoms

Good Morning, World or at least what is left of morning. I am feeling slightly better than my last post but I realize it is going to be one of them days I have to pay attention to what is going on symptom wise. Knowing that I am depressed means I need to make sure I do basic self care shit; like eat, take shower; you know that kind of stuff.

Besides focusing on basic self care stuff, I decided to work on one of the workbooks I am working on; The Queer & Transgender Resilience Workbook by Anneliese Singh. The chapter I am working on is having identify other identities we may identify as. An example of that is I am a person with live experience of a mental health diagnosis who is learning about Buddhism.  Working on this work book is challenging in a good way and helping me build up the confidence I want to have in my life.

Another thing I did was talking to my best friend of nearly 30 years. We talked for a couple of hours on the phone. It was a good conversation and am happy that we finally got to talk. She is one really good friend who has stuck by me during the bad times.

Thank you for reading. Peace Out, World!!!

2 responses to “Attempting to Lessen the Depression Symptoms

  1. Gosh, you’re so lucky to be able to push through depression. When I’m having an especially hard time with it, I cannot. I hope you also know how lucky you are to have support. Some of us can’t get it and have to cope on our own. My husband tries to help me though. Unfortunately, my mom laughs at my autism diagnosis (which I got during therapy after a suicide attempt due to a social group rejection). My sister is skeptical. My husband tells me it’s obvious something isn’t quite right with me. Often, I feel perfectly normal, like everyone else.

    I identify as asexual. Though, I am romantic and I prefer men. I very much identify as the sex I was born in. I don’t know what it must be like to feel otherwise. I’m a very traditionally feminine woman who loves traditional feminine gender roles. I thrive embracing my womanhood to the fullest.

    As for being asexual, that came as a realization very recently. I used to think I was bi. I had no idea asexual was a thing. But, it is nice knowing others identify with it too. I can remember in Jr. High, my best friend gushing over cute teen celebrity guys and hanging up their pictures. I didn’t get it. I didn’t feel that. But, I pretended so I didn’t feel weird. Now, I know a sexuality is linked to being high functioning autistic and to my strict religious upbringing (no, it’s not the same thing as celibacy, which is a choice).

    I converted to Judaism a few years ago. My husband is Jewish. I loved how it is! It’s so different from Christianity. I always thought they’d have similar beliefs. But, they really don’t.

    You’re so lucky to have such a friend. Cherish her.

    Sent from my iPhone

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