Depression: It’s a Real Thing

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Who really thinks depression is fake? Whoever you are, you are mistaken.

Depression is as real as any sickness. There are just fewer outward signs. There’s hardly any vomiting.

It’s a struggle every day to keep the depression at bay. Every day. Lately, I don’t feel much like getting out of bed. I’m not sure if it’s depression yet but it could be. I recognize this sign so I try to do something constructive when I get out of bed. Whatever keeps me out of bed works. Housework, blogging, craft projects, photography,  yoga . . . as long as it keeps me active. The further away from depression that I can get, the better.

On most days, I absolutely do not want to leave the house. Yet, I have a schedule that requires me to leave the house every day. It’s a cruel joke, isn’t it? However, getting out of the house is good for me. It means that I have to drink coffee, shower and put on something besides my night owl pajamas.

When I have a set back in life, I give myself very little time to pout. One evening and then it’s time to move on and get it together.

This quote from Elizabeth Taylor is my motto on quite a few days. My drink is usually coffee but lipstick is sometimes the cure for what ails me.

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7 comments

  1. I know of what you speak. I have bipolar so I feel ya. I have to talk myself into leaving the house these days. If it weren’t for the dogs, I probably wouldn’t even get up most days… but they ain’t gonna walk themselves.

  2. There are many days I find it hard to escape from my flannel pajamas. I’ve learned, as much as I don’t want to leave the house, I have to leave the house. It’s the only way to feel a little bit better. Depression is real and it really sucks!

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