Monday, April 30, 2012

Coping, Sort Of

I've entered into yet another string of bad days. The hallmarks of these days are always the same:
-my ability to think goes out the window
-patience runs thinner
-much less gets done
-appetite goes down - nausea goes up
-my mood becomes much darker as if feels like there is no end in sight

These spells do end - I know it in my head - but that does little to help me cope with all the emotional challenges it presents. Often times I find myself escaping into mindless Netflix shows from the semi-comfort of the couch. With the darkening drapes pulled, the sound and brightness turned way down on the TV, I can almost forget how miserable I feel.

Don't get me wrong, I still do get a couple things done on days like this. I'll do some light stretching, my relaxation practices and can even manage a load of laundry or other super light household chore. But mostly all I do is try to avoid focusing on the very squeaky wheel my body becomes. Perhaps there is a better way to actually cope. I just don't know what it is.

Have you found a more effective coping tool for these sorts of times?


  1. I haven't really found a more effective coping tool yet. I find that I just need to rest more and not do things that I need to concentrate on.


  2. No, I have no better coping tool and so I try to sleep as much as I can on days like the ones you described. Eating holds no appeal when i feel like that so I try to keep the water going in and the occasional piece of toast slathered in real butter for that "full feeling".

  3. Ditto! When I'm having bad days I usually just sleep through them.