10 Things Depression Makes Us Do
Depression affects many of us around the globe.
According to the World Health Organization,
300 million people of all ages battle with it.
Depression is a sneaky mental disorder.
It’s difficult to catch during the earlystages.
Most of us realize we have depression
when we are deep in the grips of it.
Those with this mental disorder feel hopeless,
empty or sad, fatigued, irritable, and restless.
Depression not only takes your motivation away,
but you can have problems concentrating and making decisions.
Those of us with this disorder
act in ways that were worse than the situation.
Here’s a list of 10 things depression makes you do.
Individuals with depression isolate themselves for different reasons.
Some will keep to themselves because they feel overwhelmed socializing,
and others believe it’s better to be alone.
In other cases, the person may feel so much self-hatred
that they prefer to not interact with people.
Those with severe depression
may even stay in their house for weeks.
Depression leaves you feeling exhausted,
so cleaning a room or home becomes an endeavor.
Dirty dishes and clothes start piling up
while your garbage is overflowing the trash.
It becomes an even bigger a physical challenge to walk around your room
because everything is on the floor.
Living in a cluttered place leaves you feeling uneasy,
but the lack of energy doesn’t help.
Depression zaps all your energy.
It’s difficult enough to get out of bed,
so showering, brushing your teeth, washing your hair
and taking care of your body, it goes out of the window.
Those without depression may see this behavior as lazy,
but the truth is,
showering or changing into clean clothes is exhausting and painful at times.
4.Struggling with sleep.
Depression affects your sleeping schedule.
Some of you may stay up and sleep very little.
It keeps you up with your intrusive unwanted thoughts.
These may end up making you feel anxious all through the night.
In other cases,
some of you will sleep excessively and still feel unrested.
5.Catastrophizing every situation.
Depression plays tricks on your mind,
making you believe negative things.
It can get to a point where you’re constantly looking out
for bad things to reassure your pessimistic thinking.
Every time something bad happens,
you use it as evidence to prove how bad life is.
This slippery slope makes it difficult to see life under a brighter light.
6.Terrible eating habits.
Those with depression
will either eat too much or hardly anything at all.
Some of you may find yourself in the kitchen eating everything in side,
trying to eat away the emptiness or sadness you’re feeling
while others don’t have an appetite and may even feel disgusted by food.
In other cases, some of you may feel so exhausted
that that thought of preparing a meal is overwhelming.
7.Lack of motivation.
Depression steals your interests and desires right from under you.
Your favorite pastimes and hobbies no longer satisfy you,
slowly you find yourself feeling dead and numb inside.
If you aren’t careful you’ll end up staying in bed all day.
8.Evading your problems.
Depression by itself is overwhelming.
You can feel devastated and out of control most days,
so trying to face situations and problems head-on is difficult enough.
Instead you ignore or set the problem aside,
and this in turn can bring trouble because it will continue to pile up.
9.Feeling guilty and feeling self-hatred.
If you allow depression to take over your thoughts,
then you’ll most likely feel self-hatred.
You’ll continue to talk down to yourself
and this often leads to the development of self-esteem issues
along with poor self-image.
Eventually you’ll believe you aren’t worth it anymore.
Some people with this mental disorder can even feel guilt
by thinking all their problems are their fault.
And 10.Living in fear.
People with depression fear that terrible things will happen to them.
In severe cases, some of you will sabotage a good situation,
believing that it will turn bad.
Other times individuals will reject opportunities and stop pursuing their dreams.
It’s a twisted way to protect yourself
because this prevents you from living and achieving amazing things.
Depression affects us in different ways.
The list mentioned in this video contains some of
the common behaviors those with the disorder have.