Thank you to everyone who read my original post The Do’s and Don’t of Depression and I hope you found it interesting. For some it was clearly thought-provoking and I am grateful for the feedback that ensued. There are a couple of points that I would like to clarify;
“Do… remember that however much you blame other people, depression will only take you back to yourself.”
I am sure that having read Gwyneth’s book and some of her poetry, that by this sentence she does not mean that people are responsible for their depression, or any other illness that may affect them. Instead I interpret this as not to waste time or energy blaming others, but use it more wisely in helping yourself. Blaming others is futile and will not get you very far. It will probably make you more miserable.
If anyone has a different perspective on this, please let us know. I am happy to stand corrected.
“Don’t attempt the Bible. War and Peace….”
I think that what Gwyneth was trying to convey here is not to take on huge tasks when feeling under the weather. The chances are that you will not complete them and are most likely to be self-critical as a result. As pointed out by a Blogging colleague “Iwrite” there are parts of the Bible which are inspiring and comforting if taken in isolation and I would agree that the Bible is one of those books which you can dip in and out of regularly. Perfect for those with a reduced concentration span.
Once again thank you for all your comments.