Depression can feel like a scary word. Sometimes, when we hear someone talk about being depressed we think of someone that is suicidal, or can’t get out of bed. Although being severely depressed can look like that for some people, depression for most doesn’t look as severe.
But even if we’re not feeling suicidal and we can get out of bed, feeling depressed can still be really tough.
We can feel a bit flat. Low energy. Low motivation. Difficulty focusing and concentrating. Our sleep can be impacted; either sleeping too much or too little. We can be really irritable.
With the novelty and initial surge of anxiety around COVID-19 starting to wane, the normal, predictable, and natural next phase of our emotional experience is often feeling some depression.
I know I have.
Depression isn’t something we need to be afraid of though; it’s a normal and natural part of the human experience when we go through challenging times and experience unanticipated change.
I created this 15-minute video where I share 6 things you can do to help if you’re feeling a little depressed. Please feel free to share with someone you know that may be feeling depressed too, it may help them feel empowered to take control of their experience.
And as always, if you’d ever like to talk with me about a challenging time you’re going through, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me. We’re all in this together!