Something to which you were looking forward is now over for another year. I think your reaction is perfectly understandable.
November is kind of an Eeyore month. And you know, a tantrum isn't such a bad idea. How about if you fling yourself onto say, the bed and kicking and screaming?
(((hugs))) to you. It will get better.
I usually like November. I hope I shake this and get to.
I can so relate. I would come over and clean for you if I could!
Some of that I got done, at least.
::::hugs you, probably because I need a hug myself::::
I'd offer to help clean too if I were local.
Making a dent in the mess probably did the most toward improving my mood.
What I am is a crabby 4-year-old. I'm bored by what I'm doing, but don't want to do anything else, either.
Oh man, I so completely know how that feels. I associate it strongly with both being tired and being depressed. To the degree that I can shake it at all, I usually shake it by going for a walk and listening to a podcast or some music — even if I can't really *enjoy* it because the pleasure receptors are all off, at least I'm doing something that's physically good for me. And sometimes strenuous physical activity can lift a depression.
It's also comfortingly low-demand: Very few decisions to make, at least of the kind that feel overwhelming enough to induce helplessness in a depressed mind. Once I'm outside, robot-body takes over and things get at least a little better. I've gotten through entire bad winters that way, even if it means slogging through knee-deep snow.
Good luck. Depression bites big hairy asses.
I don't even want to LOOK in my own living room today, and I have to get it cleaned out before tomorrow morning so that we can finally get our pinball machine sold/picked up.
We have people coming over on Friday, so I need to get it done.
Oh man, do I know how that feels. *hugs*
I want to go home, put on footies and just veg. I can't, not the least reason being that I'd roast in Texas even in November.
(As an aside, your icon is awesome. May I steal it?)
Lower yourself gently to the floor in a tantrum?
Alternately, what I do when I'm feeling this way is fold my arms in front of myself, and sulkily flap them against my chest while pouting and making a stereotypically childish noise of grumpiness.
It works wonders.
I've been known to stamp my feet on occasion.
Well, I love you and I do understand the overwhelming urge to sit down and not clean. So I send unto you HUGS! (The warm and snuggly kind even!) Hope you feel fresher and more positive tomorrow.
2011-11-02 02:52 am (UTC)
Re: Love & Hugs - Both!
Fortunately I was smart enough to clean!
Hang in there and remember you are made of awesomesauce.
Thank you. That really helps.
Sending hugs and love and kisses and I hope you feel better soon. This is just a low energy week period, I think. Go lock yourself in the cleanest room of your house and pretend the rest of it doesn't exist. ;)
None were clean at the time, but when I came back from dinner to a clean kitchen, I almost cried with relief.
My crabby 4-year-old moments are usually caused by low blood sugar; a small snack (cheese and crackers, PB & celery, that sort of thing) usually sets me right as rain.
*hugs!* still help. :) *hugs!*
I, too, have the November blahs. 1 AM rolled around, I was like, "hey, I'll go to bed" and my brain was like "HOW ABOUT YOU TRY SELF-LOATHING INSTEAD" and I was like "but... no?" and it was like "TOO BAD" so I stayed awake until 4AM hating my body and my lack of creativity. Good times.
And it's carried over into today, as well. *kicks it*
Best of luck to you getting past today and into a better tomorrow. :)
Poor dear. Hope it departs soon. It's weird for me because I usually like November.
The month will improve.