by Dr. Seuss
"And when you're in a Slump,
you're not in for much fun.
is not easily done."
How to get un-slumped or pull yourself out of depression
is not easy because first you have to realize where you are.
Down but not out, blue, out of sorts, tired, unmotivated
all of these are good descriptors but don't solve anything.
Why? is a better question-overwhelmed, on a pity party
poor me, etc. or physically ill. There are many reasons.
Pills may help to change your chemical imbalance but
I rely on writing to help me get in touch with my feelings.
Then I sort them out to understand what is taking place
inside of me to sabotage my growth and progress. Little
voices seeking to negate all my positive talents and abilities.
When I can understand my emotions, then I can recover.
Making gratitude lists helps or sometimes just getting so
tired of being down-unproductive can get me going again.
Once back to normalcy and creatively happily living my life,
I resolve not to slip back into destructive habits.