Feeling Blue

I suffer from some level of situational depression. Nothing like many people suffer from but I feel it. I am taking medication that helps. Much of it comes from stress and other stuff in my heart and head. Life can be a struggle when you are going to work daily and all it seems to be about is paying bills and meeting quotas. Then you see how some folks are better off in one way or another.

When you work hard in a job that is mentally demanding it takes its toll. We have had some bad weather lately which adds to the cloudy demeanor of my soul. Usually I am a positive person but today I just wasn’t, I was in a funk. as I write this I am doing somewhat better.

Being real means being real and this is my reality. Feeling blue is what we all do every now and then.

Author: Tony "T-Bird" Burgess

Hi there, my name is Tony Burgess from Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA. I am a believer, bleeding-heart, idealist and blogger. I'm married to Laura and Cody is our dog. Daily I work for a blood bank. My blog is where I chronicle and curate the sacred, serious and silly things in my life. Thank you for connecting with me. Grace, peace and love!

15 thoughts on “Feeling Blue”

  1. Sorry you’re feeling blue, but I think its great you can share it. It let’s other people know they are not alone. And for me, sometimes that’s enough. Helps walk me through. Another thing that helps is music. Dont put on sad music by any means, but put on some music and dance your butt off!! I bet you smiled a little at the thought, right? Ha! Well, I hope a little bit anyways!! Have a sweet night and I will keep you in prayer that tomorrow is a better day. 🤗

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  2. I’m sorry you’re feeling down Tony. I suffer from depression and anxiety so I know how it feels. Most definitely stress makes everything worse. Between your fall the other day and all the storms in your area, it sounds like you’ve had a difficult week. But, tomorrow is Friday and you always seem to have something interesting and fun planned for the weekend. So hang in there. I’m sending you virtual hugs.🤗🤗🤗🤗

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  3. I’m sorry that you have been feeling down. I hope you feel better soon! I can tell by the things you write on your blog that you are an awesome guy. You deserve to feel better.

    When I am down, getting honest and writing about it helps. It’s great that you can do that. 👍

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  4. well I like how you worded things – and I find this topic can be a very touchy one – I also think that without realizing it – people suffer because they let the faucet get turned on and just flow and pour
    – and I also think that “facial hypothesis feedback theory” has more merit for lifting moods than people realize – have you heard of it?


      1. my pleasure – and I used to just stay silent on anything with depression – but after sharing with a few folks about things and having them come back to thank me – I realized that sometimes the word of mouth (or blog min shares) are sometimes helpful.
        Goodness, I could share a few stories of things that edified to hear testimonies.
        and maybe I want to speak up more after hearing about Kate Spade and her depressive episodes – because meds can sometimes take one down a darker path.

        and side note – you likely already know this – but certain supplements can add much to your affect – all health is related to the gut and without realizing it – many folks are depleted and not absorbing.
        seriously, try some d3 – a good fish oil (aldis has one I love) and twoa day of Jarrow’s B-right could offer a huge pep of so much-
        and a must have a is a good mineral blend – cal-mag blends –
        ]try it for 60 days

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  5. The facial feedback hypothesis states that facial movement can influence emotional experience. For example, an individual who is forced to smile during a social event will actually come to find the event more of an enjoyable experience.

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  6. I was diagnosed with Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) in the summer of 2015. I knew I always had anxious tendencies, but receiving the diagnosis lifted the proverbial weight off my shoulders. Now, I do my best to be as open as possible about my anxiety. It really helps! I hope you break out of your funk soon. Have a great weekend, and a wonderful 4th of July next week!

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  7. A very honest post and an encouraging perspective to take with situational depression in seeing it as transitional, affected by various things and that there will be brighter days ahead. Hang in there, Tony ♥
    Caz x


  8. I’m sending you a big hug, Tony. I’ve had days were every negative emotion and thought just floods into my brain and heart and it can be hard to shake. I’ve gotten better at not marinating in those emotions and at one point I did take medication to help with it. I’m glad to see you being open and vulnerable. It took me some time to realize the value of doing that.

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