“You largely constructed your depression. it wasn’t given to you therefore, you can deconstruct it. -Albert Ellis.
Hello guys. First of all I’d like to apologize for kinda running away….. I’ve not posted anything in a veery long time. Thinking about it now, it’s really not my fault… I mean I was busy, too busy doing really important stuff to think of things this trivial na C’mon. Lol
But seriously I’m sorry guys I wasn’t all that busy. Yeah there was school and stuff but I kept making excuses blah blah lemme not bore you with the details the important this is that I’m here now right? Good! I love you people…… very cooperative.
So I’m going to talk about depression (by talk I just mean typing my own view….though it may be sorely incorrect).
Anyways, depression. Hmm. Why the heck am I talking about a topic this depressing? Truth is that I don’t really know. You see, I’ve always seen myself as a very happy person I do the usual happy people stuff; make people laugh, make myself laugh, e.t.c e.t.c generally have fun at all the appropriate times always smiling to everyone…..except my siblings of course. Don’t even let me start with those ones (love you guys!!! – just in case you are reading) *rolls-eyes* inwardly. lol.
What is depression like? You can’t really know what it’s like until you are going through it or have gone through that dark spell before. It’s kinda like drowning except that you can see everyone around you not drowning, and well…. Breathing. Depression is a health problem and I strongly disagree with people who say it’s not a disorder that you can fight it on your own blah blah because mostly you can’t and you would have to seek professional help but I also think you have a big part in fighting it. You always have this ongoing battle, everything is just muddled up and in a huge mess and it’s all happening right there in your head. You feel that at times your head might explode. And that might just be fine because at least you will stop feeling all that pain. You know there is a problem. You know there are lots and lots of problems but you can’t just figure out exactly what they are. I mean that’s the whole point of depression- you can’t be depressed unless you don’t know what’s wrong, you feel hopelessness all round, you feel everything is going wrong every time, it’s just you and the whole world just feels separated from you. Basically you feel bad, I mean really really bad.
I know that feeling.
You know, when I checked the internet sometime back on how to solve depression naturally I saw things like;
-Move your body
-Expose yourself to sunlight which can boost your mood levels………..
Seriously???? Are these people alright at all? Who told them it works!! Sunlight. Sunlight?? Lord God of mercy. Heck NO!! Then I came to the part of never skip a meal, eat well, and I nearly smashed my laptop into bits. These people just don’t understand. (it might actually work for some people….who knows?)
I can’t say there is a specific way of solving the depression issue. But I think seeking medical help is key. Most people with depression hardly ever pursue that path because they don’t think depression is an illness. I would have said you should think of positive thoughts but that is the most laughable suggestion ever because as someone depressed you don’t have ANY positive thoughts all, you don’t think anything good has ever happened to you. But my advice to you is that you shouldn’t let a problem that you do not know the exact source of overwhelm and destroy you. You shouldn’t find comfort in only being special and one of a kind, but you should know that you are not a ‘good for nothing’, idiotic, useless person and that YOU are important, if not for anybody else but for yourself and because you choose it to be so.
Oh I nearly forgot.
Did you know?
Studies show that pretending to be happy when you are not increases your mental pain and makes you feel even worse.
Goodnight and God bless peeps.