Have you been feeling down lately? And I am not talking about the kind of down where you had a bad day at work. I am talking about the kind of down where all you want to do is crawl under your blanket and sleep all day. The kind of down where you have no energy to do anything. The kind of down where you are mentally and physically drained. Well, if this is you, please know you are not alone.
I suffered from a great deal of depression in my lifetime and it was not due to anything anyone else did, I just was unhappy. Have you ever gotten out of the bed and just wanted to disappear? Have you cried for no reason and could not explain why the tears were falling down your face? I’ve been there and I am writing this to let you know, you are not alone.
Did you know:
- Depression affects 1 in 10 Americans at some point in their life.
- Depression can affect your overall life. It can cause obesity, heart disease, and strokes.
- Women have higher rates of depression than men.
- 80% of Americans are suffering from depression, but are not receiving any medical help.
- Depression has been linked to suicides and people often have suicidal thoughts.
(Check out some resources here: http://www.healthline.com/health/depression/statistics-infographic. http://www.everydayhealth.com/depression/understanding/suicide.aspx).
We all go through things in life. Some people may come across tougher times more often than others. However, please know the storm will pass.
If you have to…cry…write it down… workout. Do it!
Please do not allow yourself to stay down longer than 24-48 hours, because you will be on your way to a bad funk. Depending on what you’re going through, would determine the kind of funk you are going to be in. And staying in a bad funk for too long can lead to depression.
Life is going to happen whether you are ready for it or not. The thing is, you have to take life by the balls and push through it!
Push through the heartbreaks.
Push through the rejections.
Push through the disappointments.
Push through the hardships.
I can promise you, you will be glad you did.
Just remember you are never alone.
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