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From [livejournal.com profile] psychologytoday:
The most important attitudinal approach to dealing with recurrent depression is to work on not getting depressed about getting depressed. This meta-level approach tends to limit the depressive spiral. It makes things more manageable. But how do you not get depressed about getting depressed? By accepting that your current condition is a frustration, but not a horror. If you look hard enough, and work at it, you'll find that you can still enjoy life in spite of the recurring depression. Also, do not blame yourself for having what might be an inherited tendency—you can look for ways to overcome it. - full article
At the moment I'm not depressed. I'm aware of SAD and its attempts to get me down, but I'm getting outside each morning for whatever light there is, I'm being active, and so on.

Is it a sign of grown-up-ness when you deal with what you've got without letting it get you down?

(Semi-related: Being too optimistic can be bad for you.)

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