The past week has been a bit low for me. I still can't figure out what the trigger was, but I am thankful I am no longer in that depressed state of mind. I know chronic pain can lead to depression, especially during a flare-up or new diagnosis, but neither of those things was going on with me and yet I was having a rough time just doing my typical day to day routine. I was having an attitude of "why bother," "what difference does it make anyway." That type of mentality is not like me at all. I am usually very positive, look at the bright side, everything happens for a reason, kind of person. Not this past week—this past week, I was the exact opposite. Here's what I think triggered it, and what I learned to turn everything back to positive and productive.