Faces of Depression, Day 7

Took today’s selfie a little before 1 p.m. Post-shower and post-hairstyling, but pre-makeup. This morning I kept busy with household tasks, like changing the duvet cover, finding out the autumn duvet cover will not fit the new, oversized full/queen duvet after I already started the burrito method of changing the cover, going to basement to get old duvet, looking for other stuff while in basement…you get the idea. Though I am frustrated and anxious about a few matters related to finances, I am feeling okay. That makes today a 6 out of 10.

Day 7. Today is a 7 out of 10.
Day 7. Today is a 6 out of 10.

How this works:

With each photo I’m going to post a little bit about what’s going on, along with a number to rank my depression level on a decidedly unscientific scale of 1 to 10. A score of 1 means I am feeling extremely depressed, withdrawn and reclusive; 10 is feeling happy, positive and upbeat. Five is what I think of as “even keel”: not feeling depressed to the point that I take to the bed, but in touch with my depression and using tools such as positive self-talk, journaling and affirmations so that I can function normally.