I hear it over and over again, “I didn’t know that was anxiety!” "Wait, that's depression not laziness?"
Anxiety is not just those butterflies in your stomach when you have to make a presentation or you’re waiting for a blind date to show up. It can be irritability before going to the party or pervasive procrastination before starting a project.
Depression is not just hopelessness about life. It might be pushing away from relationships or disconnecting from things you used to enjoy.
Does any of this sound like you?
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What I'm reading...
Days at the Morisaki Bookshop
I'm not always reading clinical books. Actually, a big part of my self-care is reading things that have little to do with
therapy. This slim book was a holiday gift and is a translation from Japanese into English. The story of a broken-hearted twentysomething living in the top floor of her uncle's overcrowded
bookshop has a evocative sense of place and is a quick read.