I’m not Clinically Depressed. Been there once and I hope, never, NEVER to do so again. It was awful. This isn’t even remotely close to that.
I’m just feeling sad. Blue. Bummed. A trifle sorry for myself. And a bit irritated with myself for not being able to “just get over it”.
Nothing’s really wrong. I’m not a danger to myself or others, but if I’m not careful, I’ll get all maudlin and I may write bad, self-absorbed poetry. It’s happened before. ::wan grin::
I just feel…blue.
I’ve tried some obvious remedies: A cup of hot chocolate, a stack of old Carl Barks Uncle $crooge comics, a heavy blanket and, conveniently, a snowy day. I cracked the window, snuggled down under the blanket and read comics and sipped cocoa while a cold draft blew in. No good.
I’ve tried exercising. Nope. Now my legs hurt and I’m still feeling sad.
I watched about half of Danny Kaye’s The Court Jester, which usually cheers me up, and…eh…didn’t do it.
I tried writing another “Secret Origins of the SDMB Moderators” story (I got a pretty good idea for one yesterday), and, well…remember what I said about maudlin, self-absorbed poetry? It wasn’t poetry, but the result wasn’t good.
If I heard Paul Mauriat’s “Love Is Blue”, I’d get all teary, which is wildly atypical for me. What’s odd is that keep wanting there to be a “why” attached. My life’s going ok. Not great, not bad, but comfortable, which is fine for right now. I’m between significant others, but I’ve got a couple of really good friends, and that’s ok. Work’s going fine. Family’s fine. Nothing’s wrong. But despite everything being ok, I feel blue.
I’m sure this feeling’ll pass (and I hope it’s soon, dammit) but until then, my question…
What do the rest of you folks do when you’re in this sort of mood? Wait it out or something else? If something else, what?