To Anyone Who Has Ever Lived With Depression


Are you too worried about what others think? Keep the expectations aside, and stand in front of the mirror. Can you relate with a person you are seeing in the mirror? Depression is often the impact of the pressure we bear to keep up with the expectations of the outside world. In our attempt to be perfect we gradually lose connection with our true selves, and when this continues for too long, the child within us is forgotten. Our inner self that wants to have fun, play and express authentically, goes missing.

The truth is, it’s still there and all you need to do is free it from the bondage of expectations.

It’s your inner voice, and it’s crying to be rescued. Honor it, listen to it, because you are not doing it and that is what is translating into depression. We take life so seriously that we forget, it is, but a game. You cannot allow depression to win, no matter how tough or cruel it seems to be. Remember, the ultimate power is in you. And you are the one who can overcome those false depressive feelings.

Depression can affect you at any moment, and sometimes, when you expect it the least. To deal with such situations, stop thinking. The spiraling thoughts can push you to negativity. Suddenly, you may start thinking something happened weeks ago, and before you know, your mind would have linked it to something negative. One thought will lead to the next until you feel suffocated.

Take time out of all these thoughts. Allow yourself to breathe and feel how good it is to have this life, to feel alive. You don’t need big things. The smallest of things can bring you relief, if you try to see them in a different light. Take a look around and tell yourself how beautiful is the nature, the sunshine, the lovely fragrance of the flowers. Laugh with your loved ones and feel the happiness you get in their company.

While reading this, you might start thinking that life is not so easy, it’s time that you understand that even though there are endless struggles, accepting both sides of the story and living with them is human. Life is indeed a miracle because despite the heartache, the pain, the tears, the disappointment there is always scope to gain back your positivity.

Unlike other illnesses which affect a certain part of your body, depression takes control of your entire being. It makes you feel lonely, lost, confused and sometimes scared. But there is another way of looking at it. Instead of looking at your condition minutely, try to look at the bigger picture. Depression is not your entire story; it’s just a part of your life. It is definitely not your only identity, there is more to you and you know it as well. You are evolving to be better, you are a work in progress, a miracle, so don’t think you are less than anybody.

Let the mirror reflect the real you! Not the depressed you.