In 1971 the Fortunes sang-
Here comes that rainy day feeling again
And soon my tears they will be falling like rain
It always seems to be a Monday
Left over memories of Sunday always spent with you
Before the clouds appeared and took away my sunshine
Could it be they were depressed?
Burnout: Tired, irritable and lacking motivation? You could be suffering from burnout.
“Burnout is a state of physical, emotional and mental exhaustion, which leaves us feeling anxious, stressed out and unable to focus,” says clinical psychologist and leading mindfulness expert Dr Richard Chambers. “It’s caused by the way we approach our work, which makes it a very portable problem.”
Could it also be caused by the continuing stage-three restrictions back in place across Melbourne and Mitchell Shire, and a return to remote living for most families.
Depression: Clinical depression
Possible causes include a combination of biological, psychological and social sources of distress.
The persistent feeling of sadness or loss of interest that characterises major depression can lead to a range of behavioural and physical symptoms. These may include changes in sleep, appetite, energy level, concentration, daily behaviour or self-esteem. Depression can also be associated with thoughts of suicide.
(I don't feel suicidal but I wont deny being very disappointed when I wake up.)
So am I burnt out or depressed? and is there really any difference? What does it matter if the symptoms and effects are the same. I sleep when I get tired or my eyes give out. I sleep for two or three hours at a time (sometimes). If I am lucky, I go to toilet and get back under the doona to get warm and fall asleep. But usually I lay awake for a few minutes, give up and switch on YouTube, my drug of choice. When I get bored with TV I get up and work on the PC. Probably crash back on to the couch about 6:00 am with red raw eyes.
Unmotivated, not eating properly, not sleeping properly, locked inside not wanting to go out. Living on pizza home delivery, peanut M&Ms, Pepsi Max and Coke.
Am I burned out or depressed. Does it really matter? Melbourne is totally locked down and under enforced mask wearing. I have no desire to go out so neither state has any affect on me. OOh OOh. Laugh thing. I went out to check the mail, its only 5 paces from my door. As I stood up, revolved to survey the scene, a grandma, a dog and two little children went past. As I turned back I heard the 5 year old say to grandma, "He doesn't look twelve". No I didn't have my mask on. Bless you child. For those who don't know, children under 12 do not need to mask up.