What is the difference
between a person who has Depression, and one who does not?
The answer might be,..ablutions.
It is difficult for me to get up, to get ready.
When I waken, I am hit with an avalanche of thoughts.
I must get past these to face the day.
As I wash my hair, brush my teeth, I try to encourage myself.
I drink strong coffee, spread chocolate on bread.
A healthy breakfast is not much good to me, I need stimulants.
I have to talk myself into getting up.
I put on DVDs. I play music.
I read affirmations.
I promise myself a treat.
I go into the town, have breakfast in a cafe.
I laugh at the kitten.
It is noon before I have come to terms with being awake, and facing the day, which will involve managing an illness.
I imagine other people just get up, shower and jump in the car.