Thursday and Friday last week were rough, and I think it was because I wasn't sleeping well. I'm still not buying cookies or other treats, but I did polish off some chocolate covered almonds my wife had picked up. I've been on a half-dose of cipralex since early February and was considering returning to the full dose but decided to stick it out for another month. My low moods are often somewhat cyclical, and if I upped the dose right away it might have been easy to confound any boost in my mood to the extra drugs. My doctor said to adjust as necessary - obviously without going above the full prescribed dose - so I'm not worried about doing anything medically unsound.
I'm feeling overwhelmed because I'm falling behind in my studies, and my basement renovation is in high gear now that we're renting a temporary garbage container. Luckily the major demolition is nearly complete and once the container's gone I'll have more leeway in the schedule again.
I've also been reading about Stoicism, and it's helping me put things in perspective and be more centered in the moment. The random but normal things my kids are doing seem less frustrating than they did last week.