My latest depression lasted one week, followed by one day where my body was on red alert; so-called fight or flight mode. That’s a hard one to crack. All of those off the shelf relaxation techniques go right out the window.
In the end I think I cancelled it out by simply putting on some loose and comfortable clothes, and cuddling the cats. Ommm.

My latest depression

Since the drugs wore off my state of mind has been normal to euphoric, until last Wednesday when I suffered a financial setback that meant that we would be literally out of money for a week. That triggered a real depression (or maybe that depression would have come anyway, who knows?) that I’ve only popped out of today (Monday).
Nothing that I tried had any effect on the length of the depression, but I think the techniques I remembered and called on, prevented it from getting much worse. For instance I remembered that negative thoughts would enter my head, or sometimes just feelings, and that I wasn’t obligated to believe them or dwell on them. I said to myself that right now I’m in a state of depression: I’m not going to act or dwell on anything until its over.
At one stage I found myself very angry over something that happened, and I turned it around by giving that something a more positive spin. That spin might not be true but it dissipated the anger and that’s all that matters.