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List one symptom you still struggle with & want to manage more effectively?

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    Lisa Jo Barr
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    One symptom of depression I still struggle with is staying in bed and shutting down all day if I feel overwhelmed, overly tired or upset. In the past, I would tell myself that I cannot handle anything and that I did not want to show my face in the world, and I would stay in bed for days, not taking care of myself, isolating and not bathing and eating regularly. There was a lot of shame with this dynamic. Now, when it comes up, I play out what it turns into and how I start feeling when it snowballs and I do the opposite of what I FEEL like doing, which is nothing. I take a shower and get ready and get myself going with a cup of coffee and some music. I immediately make my bed. Sometimes, I will still stay in bed, but it will only be for a few hours instead of a few days. I am healing.

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