Maybe you don’t have a 9-5 job. Maybe instead, you are spending your days curled up in your bed. Maybe you can’t bring yourself to cook something and eat a full meal. Maybe you take more naps than you do your laundry and you refuse to leave the house and go out with your friends…
You may think of yourself as a pathetic and lazy loser, but that’s not true. You might be clinically depressed and the things you do are your coping mechanisms to work through the lack of serotonin in your brain.
Because of your depression, you are still learning how to reshape your dreams. Perhaps in the past, you believed that having a high-paid job is the key to happiness, but now, your depression has forced you to rethink the concept of true success and happiness. Now, instead of a briefcase, you are holding your pen and writing and sharing your heart with the world.
You may sometimes think that you are not doing anything fruitful, but that’s not true. You are a person who is full of hope and ambition and who is slowly but surely paving their way towards a path that will give hope to others and show them that they are not alone.
Because of your depression, you have learned how to take care of yourself. You no longer think that self-love is a selfish thing. Your depression has woken you up and it has shown you that self-love and self-care are vital. Therefore, instead of overworking yourself and draining yourself to the point where you can’t take it anymore, now you spend more time recharging your batteries, pampering yourself, and taking a rest.
You are learning how to be good to yourself and pull your life back together and that’s amazing.
Others may see your untraditional job and your tendency to not leave your room as laziness, but the truth is – you are rebuilding, you are recharging, you are battling, and you are rising like a phoenix from the ashes better than ever before!
Maybe your depression is hard to overcome, but it will never beat you because you use it as your weapon.