One of the things I’ve discovered over the years is that it can be difficult to tell the difference between depressed mood and recovery mode, because the respective symptomatologies are similar. Things get sluggish. Gravity feels turned up. Thoughts don’t really seem to form properly. Decisions falter. Motivation flags. Effort seems unlikely. Sleep beckons. It’s trickier still that recovery mode can yield depressed mood if it’s deep enough, because your psychological guardrails can drop away. I’ve no particular conclusion to reach here. Just gesturing weakly around me for the record of it.