Hooray! Welcome back to my Timeline! I just can’t believe it’s already the weekend, hope you all had a great week. Since y’all will be resting and taking a break from your regular schedule. I decided to write about this particular topic, keeping in mind that you can relax and stably understand your emotions. And here we go! Happy reading!
Before you could start to read-through, let’s begin with a breathing exercise. Please inhale and exhale for 4 seconds 4 times. Since some of you might have been through a rough week – don’t skip this, I have already mentioned above – you are going to read this in a relaxed state of mind. Firstly we need to signal the brain to calm down and relax that’s why I unhesitantly added it here.
“It’s so different to explain depression to someone who’s never been there because it’s not just sadness. I know sadness. Sadness is to cry and to feel. But it’s that cold of absence of feeling that really hollowed-out feeling.” – J.K. Rowling
Depression this particular phrase has gained popularity worldwide. But have you ever wondered what does it look like? Or have you tried searching it on the internet looking out for signs? There could be times where you feel that you are the one suffering. The entertainment industries and social media have approached it in the most commendable way that spectacles misinformation around the community, by making it hard for anyone to identify the feeling of sadness or depression.
At this point, each one of us is going through something. I can’t deny that. All of us are exhausted and stressed. But the objective is to understand if you are depressed. At times few of us might misunderstand it for sadness. Some of you are wondering what is sadness?
Sadness is an emotion. All of us feel sad about something every day, isn’t it? To make it simpler, it is a natural reaction to every situation, the immense feeling of it results in an emotional upset or pain which later grows faint with time.
For example, let me give a simple example – how did you feel when you had to say goodbye to your classmates on the last day of school or college? The majority of us were in that vibe of displacement and detachment for a week that made us feel sad but later we moved on. We stepped into the next phase of life.
Another one could be an x-factor (in place of x you can add anything that resonates in your life) that gave you pain. Think of something that made you feel sad and now it’s not a big deal to you anymore.
For me, I have social anxiety and when it comes to group discussions, I don’t volunteer myself and I wait until my name is called out. This made my other teammates feel awkward and uneasy. I used to feel very bad about it. And I was very disappointed with myself. I used to force myself to an extent that made me upset with the entire situation.
One day, one of my lecturers noticed this uncomfortable activity of mine. She asked me not to be hard on myself and it was totally fine, if I don’t want to do it. Then I realised that’s the way I work. From then, I started pondering why was I trying to fit in? (This how sadness looks)
If you look back, all of us would contemplate, why did we react that way? All of us still feel bad and sad about certain things.
Talking about depression, the misconception is being carried out in the most dull-witted way. Depression is said to be a common mental disorder that triggers people to experience low energy to concentrate, loss of interest or pleasure, generating guilt and low self-worth with disturbed sleep or appetite.
In today’s world, depression arises from various places in a person’s life – family, community or devastating life events that could increase the levels of pain. But as a society, we failed to give justice to the people who are suffering from the real chronic depression that is eating them up every day.
The society and world have depicted it most destructively but that’s not going to justify the whole population. Not necessarily, you need to have blank Dps and upload a sad status on your WhatsApp. And these are not the signs of depression. Never mistake a quiet mouth for a quiet mind. You can see a person who seems to be very happy outside might be the one who requires professional help to fight their inner battles. Have you ever seen the philosophical dudes structuring every pain beautifully with words that gives a deep sense of meaning?
Making it easy for you to understand – sometimes you feel hard to drag yourself from the bed. And while you’re lying there on your bed, you don’t feel good about anything. And you force yourself to carry everywhere and anywhere. You can feel the energy levels decreasing by making you feel fatigued and exhausted. You don’t feel like texting or calling people.
The smallest of smallest things activates your irritation and brings in agitation. Every day you feel guilty and restless about your past. You blame it on yourself for everything that has happened. Sometimes you might think death could be the only option to exist all the loops of problem.
There is no need for you to say it out loud for anyone to understand you. Instead, you can feel it even if you aren’t expressive about it. Online has made it worse for everybody. Only your close ones can notice your behavioural changes, that too if they observe you closely but what’s important is that you need to figure and help yourself.
So make time for yourself and note down your thoughts, feelings, likes and dislikes about everything that doesn’t fit your mood. Try writing what you think is irritating? Before you plan or seek a professional’s help it is very necessary to understand yourself first. You are enough to pull yourself back together. Don’t you think? Your mind is always occupied with something that makes your emotions go unnoticed. But some of you might not be ready to visit a therapist. And that’s totally fine. Don’t force yourself to do it. Instead, you can see the whole picture of your stability of emotions.
“Be your own peace when others leave you in pieces.” It is easy for me to put it down in words but the struggle is real. I know. You are striving hard every day to make it. But I am hoping for anyone who is reading this to find the strength to believe in yourself again because you always deserved happiness. You don’t have to go through this alone. Also, we can’t see through people’s mental health anyways let’s always be kind to everyone.
PS: Don’t worry about anything, alright? If you have reached the end of this article, comment below – how you are feeling? If not go ahead and rant about anything you feel. And I hope you have a relaxed weekend and reflective day. More love to y’all.
Lately, I have been observing a lot of you commenting on my timeline. Thank you for those sweet words. And I appreciate you for taking the time to read and leave a comment. If you want me to write on any particular topic, please feel free to comment below. Have a great day ahead!