Originally Posted by Love
Like a flooding of sadness. Sometimes I feel so low I don't go to work. Also when I have a dream it's always a realistic nightmare. Any ideas how I can wake up happy? Also I don't think this is normal? Might google waking up sad...
This is not normal at all.
Every person I've ever met who has had some sort of very traumatic experience in their life has done this. One of my girlfriends who was in an abusive relationship, another friend who lost her mother in a car accident, divorce...etc.
You should try to sleep at least 8 hrs each night because lack of sleep is very bad for you and you should definitely get out in the sunlight as much as possible and go and may get psychotherapy and some short term antidepressant medication. Also exercise and meditation definitely help with depression because they force your mind to focus on a task rather than a feeling.
and if all else fails think of this.. Blazing Saddles - Mongo - YouTube