ive read some frighteningly desperate posts in the last few days,having spent about a week away from the board.it strikes me that these episodes of despair must have patterns and triggers.if we can id the triggers,we must then avoid them.if we plot the orbits and cycles,we can anticipate an eclypse,so we are better prepaired for a bad spell.
heres the main triggers as far as i can see.
1.booze.despite what anyone else tells you or you may tell yourself,booze is a massive,massive depressant.avoid at all costs if you are feeling low,or if it has become a way of life to you.
6.strange philosophies and obsessive belief systems
7.unemployment(self esteem,income,2much time to obsess)
9.menstoral cycles/hormonal imballances
10.unforgiveness,unexpressed emotion,especially anger
the orbits hit me every 3 weeks or so.i awake and feel this dread,angst.if i remind myself that it will pass in an hour or two,it lessens and eventually lifts.i forget about it.
if we can avoid despair or anticipate it,we can avoid panic and uncontrollable anxiety.im not talking about avoiding all stress and emotion.thats a whole different issue.