Stressed or Depressed? That is the question.

Been feeling off my game for the past week or so.

A lot has been going on in life.  A lot.  So is it stress?

At the same time, I’m completely off of any sort of prescription anti-depression meds for the first time in 20 years.  So is it depression?

Enter Google.  When you type “am I tired, stressed, or depressed” into Google this is what pops up.

Common Signs of Stress  Common Signs of Depression 
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Feeling overwhelmed
  • Problems with memory
  • Problems concentrating
  • Change in eating habits
  • Feeling nervous or anxious
  • Feeling angry, irritable or easily frustrated
  • Feeling burned out from studying or schoolwork
  • Feeling that you can’t overcome difficulties in your life
  • Trouble functioning in class or in your personal life
  • Withdrawing from other people
  • Feeling sad and hopeless
  • Lack of energy, enthusiasm and motivation
  • Trouble making decisions
  • Being restless, agitated and irritable
  • Eating more or less than usual
  • Sleeping more or less than usual
  • Trouble concentrating
  • Trouble with memory
  • Feeling bad about yourself or feeling guilty
  • Anger and rage
  • Feeling that you can’t overcome difficulties in your life
  • Trouble functioning in your class or in your personal life
  • Thoughts of suicide

According to Google and the handy dandy chart, I’m just stressed.

I just need a few days of self-care and saying no.

No is a complete sentence.

Proper nutrition, rest, and saying no will be on the agenda for the next two weeks.  Hell, those three things should be on the agenda for the next two decades.

Light and Love,

Big Laura

2 thoughts on “Stressed or Depressed? That is the question.

  1. I love the jewel “No is a complete sentence”!!! I have always struggled with saying no and have seldom, if ever, allowed it to be a complete sentence. I love this idea. I may have to suck it up and have courage to give it a try.

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