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    Default When down in the dumps, do you retreat entirely inside your head?

    I've noticed when I feel shitty, I tend to really withdraw into my head. I ignore my physical environment, and become even more of a slob then I am already. I lose my appetite. I keep everything outside my head as far away as possible. Am I alone with this?
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    Quote Originally Posted by msg_v2 View Post
    I've noticed when I feel shitty, I tend to really withdraw into my head. I ignore my physical environment, and become even more of a slob then I am already. I lose my appetite. I keep everything outside my head as far away as possible. Am I alone with this?
    Well, the rhetorical answer to the question ("Are you alone if you retreat into your head?") is "yes."

    Pretty much my experience is the same, EXCEPT that I don't lose my appetite -- I start comfort eating and gain weight.
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    I definitely lose my appetite. Food is just too much work and it kind of loses it's lustre.
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    My 5 husband is the same way. He just checks out when he's feeling down. It's hard to stand by and watch when all I want to do is help.
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    Depends more on energy level for me. If it's low at the time, it will definitely be a withdrawal from my daily life, routine, not eating, and minimizing concerns. I'll start to have the desire to sort of...light my life on fire, torch all connections to whatever I think is causing the distress, and rebuild fresh from the ashes; it's an attractive process for me, and feels pretty damn good, but it's more of a scorched earth approach than really needs to occur.

    If the energy is higher, I'm usually able to successfully get angry (the big key!) and inflict a more precise and decisive positive change in the situation. If I'm down, just gotta analyze, identify, create the change. Angry energy is the easiest way for me to make sure the change happens, even if it feels a bit like cheating...



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    Those are two symptoms of clinical depression. (I also do the opposite -- eat comfort foods and gain weight. Also I am lethargic and sleep all the time rather than have sleeplessness.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by JocktheMotie View Post
    Depends more on energy level for me. If it's low at the time, it will definitely be a withdrawal from my daily life, routine, not eating, and minimizing concerns. I'll start to have the desire to sort of...light my life on fire, torch all connections to whatever I think is causing the distress, and rebuild fresh from the ashes; it's an attractive process for me, and feels pretty damn good, but it's more of a scorched earth approach than really needs to occur.

    If the energy is higher, I'm usually able to successfully get angry (the big key!) and inflict a more precise and decisive positive change in the situation. If I'm down, just gotta analyze, identify, create the change. Angry energy is the easiest way for me to make sure the change happens, even if it feels a bit like cheating...
    Me too... I start to have the very strong urge to light a match and walk away... Or just keep driving instead of going home.
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    Some days I feel like this.



    But really, just fake my own death and disappear to the far east.
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    Can I go too?

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    I don't feel down in the dumps perse for more than a day or a few hours unless something major happens like ending things with that stupid INTJ guy; but then I felt very tired all the time and slept a lot, and did lose my appetite for about a week and a half. I've never lost my appetite before. I didn't want to interact with the outside world much either; but I still made myself exercise, which helped. And going to my dance class was still fun. Normally under stress though I just eat sugar and complain to people, and overthink things.

    Quote Originally Posted by JocktheMotie View Post
    If the energy is higher, I'm usually able to successfully get angry (the big key!) and inflict a more precise and decisive positive change in the situation. If I'm down, just gotta analyze, identify, create the change. Angry energy is the easiest way for me to make sure the change happens, even if it feels a bit like cheating...
    I relate.

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