Help me if you can, I’m feeling down,
and I do appreciate you being ’round.
-Help!, The Beatles
I’ve been stuck in this awful bout of depression.
I wish I knew its direct cause. The nearest I can figure, I’m coming down from the high of the culmination of 2 concerts and a big writing project. Whatever the cause, I need to shake it.
I was talking with someone the other day and was advised to let myself wallow.
Here’s the problem with doing exactly that- once I dig that hole, it’s nearly impossible to climb back out.
It leads me to doing stupid things, thinking that I’m being helpful when I’m doing the exact opposite. Or wandering into the angst tag and sobbing over character death fic. (That second one was an accident; I cry over character death fic on a good day.)
All the emotional upheaval is making me physically sick too.
I feel like I should step away from the fic, but how do I do that when it’s my main distraction from this craziness?