Emerging on a sunny day from a difficult depression, I realise that I have allowed myself to be sucked dry of all my energy.
I read an interesting book a few years ago about Sensitivity and how some people are ultra sensitive. These people, and I include myself in this category ( I remember scoring over 90% on the books quiz!) are easily robbed of their vitality and energy by others less sensitive than themselves.
In order to replenish that energy, we become withdrawn and need time alone. As anyone with Depression knows, this in turn leads to a period of self doubt, guilt about the part they have played in this and a sense of failure.
In retrospect, it would be helpful to me if I protected myself more from this happening but that does not always seem possible at the time and habitual patterns are not that easy to break.
But the good thing is that I have recognised what has happened and why and that at least is a start!
It is time to emerge and enjoy the sunshine!
Book: The Highly Sensitive Person - How to Thrive When the World Overwhelms You by Elaine N. Aron.
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