It’s funny how I can write an article about depress and a few weeks later hit a major downward spiral of my own. It happens to everyone. I was depressed and felt despondent. I sheltered myself from a lot of people and became a hermit for a while. I wanted more than anything to continue writing but nothing at all would physically motivate me to do it. What I can tell you though is that I am back to being an inspired blogger and to continue my promise to put out great content.
How it started
Many probably know that you can be on top of the world one day and they next day want to hide from it. The thing that people don’t realize is that from the outside looking in it’s easy to tell something is wrong but from my perspective everything that I was doing was fine. Sure I had people telling me that I was acting different and not the same person but I just looked at them like they were crazy. In hindsight the signs were all there, I just had no clue on how to deal with it. I started blogging as an outlet and I loved it, I was in a major groove and then out of nowhere it all just stopped, it wasn’t from lack of wanting to it was just that I couldn’t. Everyday that went by I would tell myself I needed to write something but it was hard to bring myself out of the slump I was in. My daily routine was to tell my family and friends that something came up and I could’t hang out, eat and watch TV. I went to work, put on my happy face and went through the motions and that was probably the extent of it all.
Making a comeback
One thing that I learned out of all of this is you cannot, I repeat cannot do it on your own. This is the hardest part of the cycle to break, I finally swallowed my pride and went to seek help. Being open about needing help really does make things better for you, you’re still going to have those people who have something negative to say about how you need to fix it but trust me when I say that none of that matters in the end. I was able to get things off of my chest that I never even knew was weighing me down and learned to recognize the behaviors that were bogging me down with my depression. Yes I did get on medication to help and I learned to make healthy choices that ended up making me way happier on the long run. I wish it wasn’t such a taboo subject in some circles, there are some people that are not as fortunate that ending up dealing with this for much longer. If you do know anybody that is displaying the signs that I lined out in my last article that you need to be that person that pushes them for help!!!!!!
Long story short, I am back in the game and feeling a million times better. Stay tuned for much more to come and reach out if there are any questions, I will try my damnedest to find a solution!!!!!