It's getting to the brink of summertime, and you know what that means, kids! It's Seasonal Depression Time! Yaaay!
I always see seasonal depression described as something that hits people during the winter, but I have consistently caught it in summer, either at the beginning of June or the hottest parts of September. Does that happen to anyone else? June always seems to be the start of new, scary things--new relationships, new jobs, new projects . . . and as an introvert, I inherently despise all new things. They're the worst! Why can't they be like the old things?? I liked the old things! I knew what they were about! New things are all potential cthulhus waiting to reveal themselves.
I started roughing out Bleeding Heart around this time last year. I remember one three-day weekend I spent holed up in my apartment, inking pages at the rate of molasses and getting increasingly panicked by every hour I didn't finish the damn page. I definitely had to spend several hours hyperventilating in my bed, staring bug-eyed up at the ceiling. At that time, it helped if I: ate simple, bland food, binge-watched How I Met Your Mother, and constantly reminded myself that insomnia will not actually kill me.
I'm curious about other people's coping mechanisms for stress/anxiety/depression! Let me know if you have any in the comments!