At one point during my recovery there were times, I could not differentiate a good day from a bad one, mostly due to the fact that I was depressed ninety nine percent of the time.
I've suffered for so long with this illness, that when I finally began to get better, I could easily make the mistake of thinking a lazy, laid back day, as well as procrastination, were symptoms of depression. Now that I have a better sense of self awareness, I have found that many times it was and is not.
For me to be able to tell the difference, it helps to be aware of how long these so called laid back days or what ever you which to call them last. As well as how high or low my levels of procrastination, interaction with others, feelings of emptiness, intrusive thoughts and crying bouts are. And those are just to name a few.
Do you have days when you question whether or not you may be falling into a depression or are feeling depressed?
How do you differentiate your feelings and emotions from what is or isn't?