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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“Just a small town girl – living in a lonely world.” Concert tickets are practically essential. Musicals are the key to life. I like movies, music,books, and corny jokes.

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.

    1. holley4734 – “Just a small town girl – living in a lonely world.” Concert tickets are practically essential. Musicals are the key to life. I like movies, music,books, and corny jokes.
      holley4734 says:

      What else can we do? Thanks so much for commenting & sharing your thoughts.

  2. inspiretheworld2day – I am a stay at home mom with two wonderful children and a fantastic husband. I enjoy trying new things, and recently discovered meditation and yoga. My newest love is blogging that helps me stay focused and grounded and most importantly find the humor in everyday occurrences. I am constantly evolving into the new person I'm becoming with each new day, and often stopping to pause for just a moment to take it all in while breathing and taking time to enjoy the ride.
    inspiretheworld2day says:

    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!

    1. holley4734 – “Just a small town girl – living in a lonely world.” Concert tickets are practically essential. Musicals are the key to life. I like movies, music,books, and corny jokes.
      holley4734 says:

      It really does suck! Thanks for sharing. Glad I’m not the only one who wants to stay in their comfy jammies. I know, I want to stay home too much.

    1. holley4734 – “Just a small town girl – living in a lonely world.” Concert tickets are practically essential. Musicals are the key to life. I like movies, music,books, and corny jokes.
      holley4734 says:

      It’s one of my favorites. Thanks! Fighting it like crazy this winter. 🙂

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