Don’t get me wrong, it’s not that I don’t like Christmas but I always struggle at this time of year and I know I’m not alone. For the past few weeks I’ve been trying to outrun the black dog but he’s caught up with me and it’s time to face facts and admit I’m really not coping as well as I thought. Just taking my meds on time, eating regularly and drinking enough during the day is challenging. My sleep pattern is all over the place, my energy levels are low, I have very little motivation or interest in anything and I’m emotional at times for no real reason.
I think I’ve been doing better over the past few months since a med change and can only put this dip down to the pressures of Christmas, the loneliness, thinking of lost loved ones, buying gifts and food etc. and the social expectations all take a toll on me and many others battling with depression. It sucks massively.