Another Realisation

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   Posted 10/23/2006 5:01 AM (GMT -7)   
I can't believe I didn't *KNOW* this before now.
I knew it... I just didn't really take in what it meant.

I'm talking to my boyfriend at the moment on msn - it's my lunch time and he's not in work today, and 2 hours of phone call would be expensive!
And I forgot to take my medicine last night, so I explained to him that I was feeling ok, I'd been a bit annoyed at some people doing annoying stuff so far today, but that's ok.

And that's my realisation.

It's perfectly normal to get annoyed at people if they're being annoying. And it's perfectly normal to be sad about upsetting things.

I really have to accept that!

I don't have to think "Oh no, I'm annoyed... I must be angry manic, I'm going to get dangerous soon, or oh no, I'm sad, I must be depressed, I'm going to get suicidal soon!"

It is perfectly allowed to have a wide range of emotions!
It is, in fact, NORMAL!


I can't believe I had to work that out!
And yet, I feel so much better having really worked it out.

So, everyone; if you're feeling sad, or annoyed at people, have a look at why. You might just see that it's perfectly normal. And that should be enough to put a little smile on your face.

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome from birth - Diagnosed 1999
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   Posted 10/23/2006 11:13 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Nicola (yey -- I wanted to know what your name was, but didn't want to push you to say!!) --

I agree, this is such an important thing to realise and I'm yippee-ing for you! So often with depression (unipolar and bipolar) we think each mood must signify a "big" mood coming on -- but, as you say, so often these are just human reactions. I wonder if those meds are already starting to help: I always find that my first realisation that they are working is when I realise that my feelings are going back to "normal" reactions to stuff rather than depression that just sits and is from no particular cause (and that makes me *happy*!).

I'm sorry you had to put up with anoying people -- but I'm also kind of glad you did because it led to your revelation!! :) :)

Lots of love,
Rosie x

People are not like fish: they do not work well battered.

When I'm not in my right mind, my left mind gets pretty crowded...


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