Valentine's Day is today. Whether you're madly in love over a romantic dinner or you're the server who is single and has to work so she spits in the Cabernet, here are 5 quick tips from the Dadding Depressed archives to help you survive the day.
In anxious anticipation for that joyous day we call Christmas, full of family, friends, and awkward moments, here's a handbook on how to handle whatever uncomfortable situation might come your way:
The manner in which I process the world is firstly internal. Something happens, whether good or bad, and I send it through a thirty-organ process before I am able to physically respond. Often, I don’t even realize my body is computing an emotional response until it blurts out in word vomit on someone else’s shocked face or I’m caught in an inexplicable bout of darkness with nubby fingers and bitten nails stuck in my teeth.
The only six pack I’ve ever had has been full of beer, and every IPA, Pale Ale, and Breakfast Stout came back with vengeance as I suffered through a mere six reps of inverse crunches.
When the living room is more cluttered than a Salvation Army trinket shelf, our abilities to develop healthy mental habits can be negatively affected. If nothing else, the chaos in the home certainly doesn't help the chaos in our heads. And, in fact, studies show that a messy space fuels the depressed and anxious mind.
Caffeine by definition is “a crystalline compound that is found especially in tea and coffee plants and is a stimulant of the central nervous system.” Those with mental health issues simply do not need to stimulate our central nervous systems anymore than we naturally do.
I'm as guilty as the next guy for using my phone in the bathroom and taking my time. I don't even remember what I did in the 90's while I pooped (just doo-doo-dooing, smiling at the wallpaper?).