So, tonight I felt productive and I worked on editing a video for my upcoming presentation. I'm really happy with how it's turning out and it's about one of my interests. As much as I enjoy editing it, something odd just happened. When I felt that I was done for the night with editing, I got off the computer but then I got hit with this super strange wave of depression and feeling extremely suicidal.This has never happened to me before. Usually after I do something productive or just doing something that I like I just feel okay or good, but this is the first time I've felt this way. Is this normal? Has this happened to anyone? I'm starting to feel hopeless with my mental health nowadays. I'm even more lost now.
sounds to me like (to oversimplyify to clarity’s sake) once you stepped away from the dopamine-producing activity (video editing) your brain went “well, all out of happy chemicals now!” it might help to look into serotonin-producing activities to help soften the drop after a dopamine high!
I don’t know a lot about it, but I go through them too! I will try to see it as a sign of getting better. The higher I go, the lower i go too when I’m aware of when I’m missing, right? The real difference is that the highs are a lot more common now, and the lows are less often ❤️
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