Sunday, January 8, 2012

Dealing with Depression by Anonymous

Dealing with Depression by Anonymous

Sometimes you hit rock bottom, and it’s as simple as that.

Most people say it’s because you have to hit your low point to get better, and maybe for some situations that’s true.

However sometimes it just happens, and when it does it’s either a slow decent or a free-fall.

Either way, it’s hell, I can’t think of a better way to describe it.

There are thousands of people who go through it.

Maybe it’s because of the age of connectivity and that we all just know so much more, or maybe it’s the bullying epidemic or maybe it’s simply a situation that’s specific to you.

But to anybody who has gone through it or who is currently going through it, they know that there are days that seem beyond darkness.

And when things seem like they can’t get any worse they somehow do and it begins to seem like each day is grayer then the one that came before it.

The worst and most confusing part is you never really know how far along you are in your recovery.

Because depression is a sickness like any other, and until we're free of it we are in the process of recovering.

We never know how far up the mountain we are, and it is an uphill climb. Sometimes it seems like we’ve reached the summit, just to find another, sometimes even bigger mountain ahead of us.

And since it seems like everybody and everything other than yourself determines how long your recovery will be and the number of obstacles you’ll have to pass, you never really know how much longer until you are truly better.

If you are going through this, I’m not going to try and tell you the world is a beautiful place.

Because to tell you the truth with everything that goes on, it usually seems like one big hellhole.

So instead of just being a part of that, you have to make your world beautiful. It’s easier said then done! Trust me, I know.

But if you can find good things during the bad, your recovery will at least be easier. So look for victories everyday, in everything you do.

Enjoy what you taste, touch, hear, feel, and smell.

See a movie, get some exercise, apologize to those you’ve wronged, create some art, express yourself, listen to some music, enjoy a good meal, play a game, spend time with your family, do whatever you can to make each day worth living until you wake up one day and realize it simply is worth it to be alive.

When you do come out on the other side of this fog that we call depression, and you have to believe that you will, it will be that much sweeter because you put up a fight and made things bearable until they became great.

And once you are clear of everything that’s going on, remember you have one job and one job only, to live, live.

We may not be able to change the world, but we can all change the way we see it.

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