Yep, that detached feeling is weird isn't it?
Sorry to hear about the dip but like you say, you came though it relatively quickly. Isn't it frustrating they way depression and anxiety are triggered or exacerbated by the thought of doing stuff to address them. Glad you are feeling more relaxed about the group now and hopefully next time will be better.
Glad you made your mum feel loved, sounds like a good day.
I'm still overworking and overstressed but it is an investment and not for too much longer now.
Make sure I go out at least one evening a week as a bit of a balancer. Was at a comedy club the other night, weirder than ever.
I am in a new place emotionally, it is early days so I don't know if it is going to persist but it feels almost like I have found a path out of the forest. I am still mega depressed, fearful and anxious but the depression, although ever present, just sits there making me feel like crap but without dominating my thoughts and behaviours. My motivation and self esteem appear to be inching up a little each day and I am finding it easier to do simple stuff like keeping the front room tidy, that no longer feels like a epic task. Maybe this is acceptance? I don't know but whatever it is, it is beneficial. Still a long way to go but at least I am feeling progress!