- My moods are very much affected by my physical state. When I have fatigue, I feel hopeless. When I have energy, I feel optimistic. Usually when I get depressed, I also get a sore throat, so it's clear there is a physical connection.
- There are times when I've had enough, when I need some relaxation. If I push myself to do things that I'm too tired to do, I may become unhappy. If I allow myself to live at my own pace, to do restful things, I may find great happiness in what I'm doing.
- Having someone be consistently there for me helps keep me even-keeled. Sometimes I've had that in my life, other times I haven't. I have that now, someone I talk to on the phone daily. It means that when I get tired, sometimes it can be just that, just tired, without spiraling into despair.
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Some factors affecting mood and energy
While depression and joy, fatigue and energy, do come and go to a certain extent without cause, there are some external factors that make a difference, so I can try to do my best to optimize conditions to increase the likelihood of joy and energy rather than depression and fatigue. Some things that I do know are:
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