Depression affects us all.
If you’re a human with feelings then you feel it at times. No good comes from denying it.
The root of depression is heavy unaddressed pain. (This is different than clinical depression which, in some cases, is the result of chemical imbalance in the brain).
Symptoms of feeling depressed are sadness, emptiness, hopelessness, frustration, anxiety, fatigue, guilt, shame, tearfulness, loss of interest in “normal”uplifting activities, and unworthiness.
For the very same reasons, I do not like to refer to the feeling as “mental illness” but rather as emotional pain.
Any pain, once understood, addressed, and attended, it can be healed. Same applies to feelings of depression.
Before self-diagnosing and numbing with pills, drugs, etc., we need to understand the WHY behind our pain in the moment.
We don’t need to pressure ourselves to pop out if it immediately because we will only feel accepted and loved when we’re happy.
It’s actually best to take our time to fully understand and heal it first; just like any other pain. If our hand breaks, we don’t wrap it and pick up a baseball bat immediately!
Sometimes, depression can arise from a sudden tragic event as death, loss, heartbreak, etc. or it can come from an unattended old wound which may have been triggered by a conversation, a thought, an action, etc.
Again, it’s very important that we speak up and reach out when feeling depressed as it is a false belief rooting in fear.
Therefore, today, I will be offering 3 tips to help change your perspective around the feeling and move back towards happiness and joy.
If you’re going through severe depression, please contact your healthcare and discuss your symptoms with them.
And remember, help is only one phone call away. Just take a second and reach out. You’re so WORTHY of all the love and care.