I haven’t talked a lot about dealing with depression lately. This has been mostly, thankfully, because it hasn’t been as bad as it was when I started this blog in a while. My recent relocation seems to have been a really good thing. I like where I’m living now a lot better than where I was before.
Active working on mental habits has gone somewhat by the wayside recently, but I still generally try to keep good habits in the back of my mind. I’ve been mostly focused on environmental factors. Learning to cook has been a greater help than I thought—it’s somehow very relaxing. I’ve been trying to be social and get things done and get exercise, all the good stuff.
All in all, things are, in many ways, better than they used to be. I still have a long way to go, and I still spiral now and then, but I’ve also been having days now and again where I feel more relaxed than I can ever remember feeling. That seems like a good sign.