Many of us in this high-paced world are either too busy or just plain unable to decide whether they are tired or whether they are depressed. How is one to know? After all, the symptoms are so similar. If you choose tired when you are really depressed, you may never write that next great number one teenage angst song. But if you choose depressed when you’re just tired, you may end up in the psych ward and who wants that? So here are a few guidelines to follow so you’ll know whether you’re in need of rest or whether you’re in need of serious medical attention:
*If you fall asleep while watching TV you are tired.
*If you fall asleep while eating you are depressed.
*If you fall asleep on the couch during the day it is called taking a refreshing nap.
*If you crawl into bed during the day it is called severe mental anguish.
*If you don’t want to get out of bed because it’s winter and your bed is just too dang cozy then that’s just common sense.
*If you don’t want get out of bed in the summer then that means you are completely mental.
*If you are laughing hysterically for no apparent reason, that means you are probably punchy and a little overtired.
*If you are laughing hysterically because you are watching “Whitney,” then you are horribly, horribly depressed.
*If you are cranky all day because of a bad night’s sleep then you are tired.
*If you are cranky because your bad night’s sleep was due to you obsessing over Michael Buble then you are depressed – and possibly bipolar.
*If you fall asleep in school, you are just tired.
*If you fall asleep in school and your teachers bust you, then you sure as hell better tell them you are depressed before you get in trouble.
*If you fall asleep from being with your girlfriend all night long, that is being tired.
*If you fall asleep WHILE you are with your girlfriend (and she falls asleep too) that is depression…for the both of you.
So...depressed or tired?