Depression is oh so prevalent. Which is fine! Often when depression strikes it’s so intense you can’t leave the bed or find the motivation to do anything. Maybe an inspirational movie or talk with a friend snaps you out of it for a day. Everything feels better and before you know it, you’re back down in the dumps.
There’s no exact method of overcoming depression because like people themselves, each one has their own path. Depression can feel like it controls the person whose experiencing it. Bubbles of joy can suddenly burst when we lie to ourselves that the sadness is gone in a matter of minutes. Or maybe there’s a happy situation, but we don’t allow ourselves to enjoy it in the moment because we’ve declared ourselves depressed. But there’s a sweet spot in-between. When you feel happy, feel happy but it’s ok to know your depression hasn’t magically vanished. And when you’re sad try to do things you hate like exercise because you know on some primal level it’ll raise those endorphins, and you’ll feel a bit better. Think of your depression like a little furry dog you carry around. Deal with it, take control, but don’t forget it’s there. Acknowledging it is the first step of overcoming it.