I wrote a post about this on Medium a while back, Unlike the Like Button.
The tl:dr version is, Don’t use that effing thumbs up button. Write an actual comment and connect with people.
We writers on Medium know how great it feels to receive a comment on our posts. So spread the love around and post a bloody thoughtful comment.
For me, it was cinnamon Nicorette gum. After 30 years of smoking, I used that for about two years, slowly cutting back in frequency until it became pointless. (Haven’t used nicotine in any form since 2012.) Great post!
Hello, John. Everything you said in your article is true, but it doesn’t apply to clinical depression. Sadness, grief, and lack of inertia are all real mental states, and can be dealt with by motion. I have a sad story that my psychologist told me… she said she had a severely depressed patient, and she told him that he needed to get off the couch and…
I survived through 4 depression episodes from my 40s to my early 50s. Now recently turned 68 I can attest to what you say about doing just one thing, one step.
However, it’s not always possible to even do that. My final episode was a concoction of panic attacks and agoraphobia. I literally couldn’t step out of the door.
All movement good, particularly IN THE SUN! In the last couple of years, research is piling up that says your circadian clock is crucial to making and unmaking depression. (See fourth section here for links.)