Depression, as the English Dictionary defines, is a period of unhappiness and low morale which could last for days, weeks and even for several months.
Depression weighs down all of your being.
Nothing tastes as sweet as it used to and as the definition depicts, severe sadness hovers around your insides, not just mere sadness, extreme sadness. You’re awake, yet in a deep fearful sleep, tiring sleep, heart wrecking sleep. You feel you’re lying on this heavy stone for mattress.
The adverse strains depression inflicts on it’s victims cannot be over emphasized.
You lose focus, you lose your cheer, you lose your self worth. Even amidst, friends, folks and colleagues, you feel alone, staggering to make it through a snowy yet rocky path.
The definition doesn’t just end there, “it may include the ideation of self inflicted injury or suicide”. You practically feel “out” even when everyone else thinks you’re “in”.
A heavy heart is what you carry around filled with grudges all incarcerated in the depths of your soul. When in your closet, ending it all is all your mind tends to think of. It eventually leads to severe health conditions or probably death. That’s how devastating depression could get.
The truth is, we cannot stop ourselves from getting angry, heartbroken or even sad once in a while but we can prevent it from engulfing into the “almighty” depression.
Yet, don’t let your anger last for more than 5 minutes, nothing is worth being so angry about. Nobody’s worth the stress.
Let it go, let it all go. It’s very pertinent so I would write it again, Nobody’s worth the stress.
Sometimes we get angry, so extremely mad at people we can’t talk back at, probably because they’re older or we feel they are superior. We feel so useless, unseen, speechless and non existent.
Well, it’s very simple, when in your closet, pour it all out, imagine talking to “that” person and say all the things that you would’ve loved to say. Take a cup of hot steaming tea and sleep it all away.
Now when you’re hurt, it’s not all that easy but knowing that the person who hurt you is beneath you goes a long way, even if others clearly don’t see it that way.
A real human doesn’t hurt others, he corrects other people in love and helps them grow. Hence, the person who did that to you is beneath you.
Never view yourself as a victim or as being used. Being once vulnerable doesn’t make you an instrument to be trampled upon, you’re the best being alive. Always know that.
Always talk to someone. If you can’t, talk to God. It’s hard but try, if the first attempt fails try harder, maybe you just haven’t put in the best efforts. Most importantly, talk to someone who understands and cares and wouldn’t take off your wig, no matter what.
Losing a loved one is heavy, yes, you can’t hurt yourself over something you have no control over, and don’t try to, it only kills as always.
Discrimination can be a major source of depression so a high esteem of yourself matters a bunch.
Know that nobody is better off than you no matter who they feel that are, they can’t do half the things you can. Always tell yourself that. It gives you this inside confidence that others cannot decipher.
Living is the only opportunity you have to prove them wrong, it’s by far better off than dying a coward, a depressed coward.
Let the world see you for who you are and by what you can do, not by the things that you cannot do.
People are so eager to torture you with your weaknesses, especially with mean words, don’t let them.
Finally, music is the soul’s food. When in “those times”, get a headphone and listen to soul lifting songs or probably a hip hop song during those long showers.
You sure would be astonished how fast your soul can transform in its entirety.