I post about the symptoms of depression often, and tonight I want to give a real-life example. Two common symptoms of depression are difficulty in connectivity, and lack of enjoyment in things that are normally enjoyable. I’m experiencing both of these right now.
You see, a new episode of The Flash came on at 8:00pm. The Flash is one of my all-time favorite shows. I ALWAYS watch it in real-time. But, I’m currently sitting on the couch, where I’ve been all day, and I’m not watching it… I’m aware that The Flash is on, right now… but I can’t bring myself to care. I can’t motivate myself to get the remote control. And even if I did turn it on, I wouldn’t retain anything that I saw… I would be watching it in an absolute mental fog, and I wouldn’t enjoy it. This is depression. This is real. Knowing your favorite show is on, and not caring…
And you may be wondering; “If you’re so depressed, why are you posting this? How do you have the motivation?” Well, I’m aiming to help people, to educate people who don’t understand, and to show people like me that they aren’t alone. So, I wanted to throw a short post together, and get it out there… This is a small glimpse at depression.
Depression can be debilitating… if you are experiencing this, please remember: you are not alone.