Have you ever been so sad it was debilitating? I have. The difference between this and depression is you feel this way everyday.
I have been dealing with depression for a few months. There are days where I don’t want to get out of bed. I don’t want to eat or get dressed. I just want to lay in bed all day with Netflix and cry. Sometimes there’s a reason for this; like something bad happened or I’m so anxious that I fall into a depression. Other days, there is no reason. I just feel sad and hopeless for no reason.
I have been learning how to cope with depression through classes at Sheppard Pratt and through some self help books that are extremely inspiring.
- Girl, Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis
- Girl, Stop Apologizing by Rachel Hollis
- You are a Badass by Jen Sincero
I have so enjoyed reading these. They have inspired me to change my life. They really focus on following your passion. I am fulfilling that by writing this blog, volunteering in the community, and working on my Masters in Counseling.
I work through my days with depression by trying to get up and do something. Somedays, just brushing my teeth is a struggle. But, it’s a struggle that helps me to refocus my mind. Refocusing your mind on a task, any healthy task, will help to relieve the harsh reality of depression.
I hope this post helps you; in knowing that you are not alone. It feel like it but I am here and fighting this mental illness with you!