Depression is an interesting emotion. I can’t explain why it happens. Yesterday morning I was pretty down. I’d been working with Rita the previous evening, trying to get paperwork together to buy a townhouse and frustrations were high (just dealing with finding and scanning docs everyone wanted mainly). I guess I was feeling bad at the separation and mulled over it all night. I was a little tired and sad heading in to work. I didn’t even hit the gym. Then my Genius playlist was playing all my romantic favorites on my iPad. I was really down.
After 10 or so songs, I queued up Judas Priest, Painkiller and tried to snap out of it but I spent pretty much all day somewhat grumpy and snippy towards others.
I didn’t really snap out of until I got on the bicycle after returning home and rode around the lake (about 4 miles total).
I was very surprised upon reflection today to see just how much I was affected by that. I’ve experienced this a few times over the past year or so and it’s not until a day or more later that I can look back and evaluate the feelings.