Today’s vlog morphed into an examination between emotions and mood and how the interrelationship of our thoughts, impact on both. Also, how much control we may feel or believe we have over this.
*** Disclaimer: Please note, I am NOT wearing my medical ‘hat’ whilst I speak in this video. This blog is primarily an Art blog, viewed through my own personal filter of life around me. Whilst I do have a job where I work in the medical field also, I am not blogging in the capacity as a Therapist. Today’s vlog and my musings are purely my personal ponderings on a day where I am living my life and expressing various thoughts and is not to be taken as medical advice. I very much acknowledge that there are certain times and in certain situations in a persons life, where moods do become fixed and people may need assistance via their Doctor, Psychologist or Psychiatrist and this is extremely valid. I myself, have experienced a period of depression in the past, where I requested to go on anti-depressant medication to help me gain clarity in thinking during a crisis (and geographical relocation). It was at a time, where I needed something to help stabilise my mood whilst I kept working and also ‘work’ through some issues with a Clinical Psychologist; so that I could support & care for my young child when I was a single mother. This was a form of reactive depression to a particular traumatic life event. There are also situations where depression is mostly unrelenting, as in Major Depressive Illness & Bipolar Affective Disorder, for example. These are exceptions to what I address in the vlog. Please talk with your Doctor if you are depressed and it is not passing. And know that you are always ‘normal’, regardless of the vast spectrum of mood and emotion experienced whilst living this beautiful, thing called ‘life’. Diagnostic tools and labels are needed for communication, assessment of needs and medical management; however they can sometimes cause us to feel pathologised, fragmented and stuck. My hope is that, even when we have a fixed mood that is not serving us; that we can still view ourselves as whole and empowered to believe in hope and to make changes for ourselves.
Thanks. x Tanya