People who suffer from depression often put everything on hold, without realizing that the lack of living is in turn deepening the depression. By moving farther away from the things we used to enjoy, and avoiding things we used to be good at, life begins to lose all meaning, purpose and joy. In the not doing, we pave the way for even more sadness, hopelessness and despair.
The weight of depression can feel suffocating, begging us to stay in the safety of avoidance, and the will it takes to get up and live can feel superhuman. But setting small attainable goals that reintroduce us to the joys we once felt, while recognizing the self-defeating thoughts that have incapacitated us, can not only lift the fog, but better prepare us should symptoms arise in the future.
If you frequently say to yourself…
- “I’m too tired to try.”
- “I don’t want to leave home.”
- “I don’t care anymore.”
- “Why am I always crying?”
- “I don’t even know who I am any more.”
- “I wish I wasn’t here.”
- "I just want this all to end."
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