Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Living with mild depression

For so many people, living with depression is part of their life.  There are a lot of people that deal with extremely depression, and then there are those that deal with what is considered mild depression.  

Mild depression can basically be explained as having days when you don't want to deal with anything or anyone around you.  Yes, it can be a very difficult time as you don't want to face all the things that are part of life.  Wanting to basically tunnel in and hide from everything is the best way to explain what it feels like.

Of course, depression varies from person to person, but understanding some of what is going on is very important. Women, of course, deal with depression at various times of their lives and there are times when it does seem harder than other times.

The signs and symptoms of depression are:

  • Feeling of helplessness and hopelessness.
  • Loss of interest in daily activities.
  • Appetite or weight changes.
  • Sleep changes
  • Anger or irritability
  • Loss of energy
  • Self-loathing
  • Reckless behaviour
  • Concentration problems
  • Unexplained aches and pains 

Having someone you can talk to is very important when you are dealing with even the mild stages of depression.  Another thing to remember is that being able to be around people even when you are depressed may help you feel a little less depressed. Of course, part of you is saying you just want to hide from the world, but knowing that just being around others at some points may help you feel better.

It is very important to understand what depression is and what it feels like for each person.  Depression isn't a one size fits all type of thing and even the treatment of it varies per person and that needs to be remembered. Being able to figure out what works for you and how you can overcome the feeling of being depressed are very important.  

Mild depression can result in a roller coaster of emotions, and it can happen in one day, or it can be a few days of these feelings.  There are times of frustration, feeling of loneliness, and all those other feelings that seem to spin inside of you.   Being able to face each of the feelings head on can make a difference on how the depression is handled.