How are your moods? Are you finding yourself swinging from feeling low to a sense of euphoria and then back again and if so, what is it like to be so volatile?
Maybe you find yourself waking up and already, from the moment you open your eyes, feeling depressed, for no apparent reason.
Is it hard for you to get going in the morning and do you find yourself putting things off because you aren’t sure that this is what you want to be doing?
Are you spending a lot of your free time on your own, worrying about your life and does this end up with your feeling low?
Perhaps it is hard for you to get going in the morning because you can’t see the point in anything any more. This can then lead to a lack of energy and to feeling that everything just feels too much effort.
What is the point of it all anyway? Nothing seems worth the effort, since whatever you do, nothing really changes for the better.
Depression is really debilitating and it saps your energy, leaving you feeling completely lost and hopeless, so it is hard to find a way out of it. Thus you can end up feeling “what’s the point, anyway? Nothing’s going to change.”
It can make you feel like you simply don’t have the energy to go out, and this in turn can make it hard for you to seek help. There is quite likely to be a voice in your head telling you that there’s no point in seeking help as nothing is going to change anyway.
But the important thing to remember is that sharing these feelings can and does lead to change. You will no longer feel quite so alone in the world. By having another person listen to you and be present in your hour of darkness can really lift your mood. Being heard can be transformative.