I am no stranger to depression days. At the time, I viewed them as simply another day in which my disposition was not altogether positive; however, after decades of enduring this malady – on an almost daily basis – I have learned that such feelings can be remedied with resilience and persistence.
At first glance, it may appear difficult to fathom how anyone could overcome prolonged bouts of melancholy. However, in reality depression is a condition that is highly treatable through various therapies such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) or pharmacological interventions like selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs).
A short story about depression day
Like several other people who have shared their experiences with depression, I too had a day fraught with negativity. I awoke feeling tired and sluggish; yet despite my overwhelming fatigue it never occurred to me to take a nap – sleep seemed like an impossibility!
Eventually, I could no longer avoid the truth: something was seriously awry. My lethargy hadn’t abated; instead its pervasiveness had increased further on this particular morning. As usual, however, I couldn’t be bothered acknowledging these feelings just yet; instead I chose to remain in denial as they persisted.
An important lesson about depression day
I was fortunate to have a quiet day today. My psychiatrist’s office is situated in an expansive city; thus, these days are typically busier than others. To be honest with you, I’ve been feeling anxious about going back to see him. Despite my initial apprehension regarding revisiting the experience of depression it has become such a routine that I now find myself anticipating this appointment!
I had on occasion experienced some mild apprehension before revisiting life during depression day. However, after taking part in introspective activities and attending support groups – both of which helped me considerably during the process – nowadays I don’t even miss those feelings anymore!
A detailed account of what happened on depression day
I awoke Tuesday morning with a heavy heart. My mind had been racing with despair since the previous night, and after some deliberation I decided to contact my doctor’s office – an action I was eager to take considering my situation; yet it would ultimately be for naught!
After an excruciating wait on hold for over an hour, I finally reached an operator who patiently offered me suggestions and assistance with scheduling an appointment. She even provided me with directions on how best to find one at a local clinic while assuring me that they’d be able converse with them about visiting their office if warranted.
I immediately set to work contacting physicians and specialists around town in order to schedule appointments ASAP. This was no easy feat!
How I was able to overcome my depression on one special day
I had a special day planned. I was going to go out with my girlfriend and attend this concert put on by our favorite band – not that it should matter whether or not people were listening anyway; they are still great!
That morning, however, I awoke feeling rather agitated. A part of me felt like an impending storm was brewing throughout the day; so much so that even having a cup of caffeinated coffee was not sufficient for its mitigation – let alone lunchtime festivities!
On this story-driven website we’ll take you through what happened during those hours when my mind slipped into darkness: from being unable to leave bed in the morning until nightfall’s arrival – as well as what ultimately brought about change.
As day turned into evening and then nightfall came about, I became more acutely aware of my agitation and found myself questioning if anything could be done about it.
Unable to sleep, I decided to undertake one final remedy before retiring for the evening: a hot shower! After spending some time washing away all traces of sweat and grime, I finally relaxed in its comforting embrace while savoring its invigorating scents and fragrances.
Once everyone else had gone to bed and myself too had finally succumbed to slumber, I experienced yet another awakening – this time a vivid dream wherein I found myself standing atop a mountaintop overlooking an expanse of foggy valleys below me. Upon perceiving that remarkable scene which shifted continually as if each moment would be its last for all eternity…then without warning my heart began racing frantically within my chest as if it needed to break free from within itself before giving way entirely! Suddenly everything around me began decelerating at an alarming rate…the air around me grew chilled as if shedding its warmth entirely upon contact with my skin and then gradually becoming unbearably cold despite still remaining at an increase in temperature level compared with when I’d entered sleep mode earlier that evening!
Eventually all motion ceased completely and everything became silent before rapidly fading away as if being lost amidst an abyss of absolute darkness. Unimaginably rigid fear enveloped every pore present within both my body and mind as their discordant energies intensified relentlessly; sensations such as staggering dizziness assailing them like swiftly approaching winds whilst simultaneously experiencing painfully piercing prickling sensations across my limbs could only lead to anguish over thoughts such as ‘What on earth could be happening here?’. Despite attempting to remain calm in order to endure the ordeal I knew must come along eventually but instead experience after experience soon proved reinforcing its onset with greater intensity each successive experience until eventually reaching an infernal peak that left no room for any further resistance or escape. Yet somehow following upon each subsequent recollection of this eventful past night’s events which brings us back down again into relative tranquility; allowing us once more observe our surroundings with less apprehension for whatever may lurk beyond these walls.
My advice for you if you are experiencing depression
If you are like me and have experienced a sense of despondency and hopelessness, allow me to offer some insight into this malady. Depression is not an insurmountable barrier; in fact, it can be broken down using a series of straightforward steps. Are you up for it? Let’s take a look!
Don’t despair if the symptoms don’t subside on their own. If you are feeling more fatigued, forgetful or even anxious, that doesn’t mean that depression has taken hold; these could be early indications of its onset. Don’t ignore them! Address each issue as soon as possible so that they can be resolved before any progress becomes irrevocable. After all – it is just one step at a time!
Are you seeking advice about how to break free from depression? Don’t hesitate to consult with your doctor; he or she can provide some helpful pointers regarding medications as well as offer non-judgmental support along with guidance on coping strategies when needed.
It was a long and arduous journey, but I finally emerged victorious. The ultimate reward for overcoming depression is self-knowledge. It’s not the destination that matters; it’s where you’ve been that will ultimately define who you become.
How did you overcome depression? Share your story in the comments section below!