Unhappiness turns into depression
The moment when prolonged thoughts of unhappiness turn into coping with depression.
What do the prolonged unhappy thoughts feel like?
They feel dark. They feel painful. The feel suffocating. They drain energy from within.
Major life events can be the trigger of these thoughts. When the thoughts are created they project an emotion of helplessness, hopelessness that accompanies the thought.
This is the pivotal point when a decision is made to attach to the emotion of what is being experienced.
Over time a pattern of thought and emotional connection continue when it is triggered.
The warning signs may show being tired frequently, not having a restful sleep, sad, loss of interest in life, withdrawn and isolated.
Constantly “going through the motions” each day. Walking around numb to experiences and emotions.
Frequently feeling stuck with limited options. Everything just seems so difficult.
The belief forms, “I can’t.”
Every effort seems like a GIANT step.
Suffering in silence is then chosen as the best option. There is shame and guilt for feeling like this, being this way.
The Role Of Presence
Presence plays a major role in navigating through depression.
Taking the time to process feelings and emotions. One way to allow this process to take place is through self compassion. This will help to relieve the shame and guilt.
Daily habits contribute to the thoughts and emotions. Are the chosen daily habits serving or fueling the state of depression?
Self care is crucial to aid in producing energy, calming, and giving self comfort during the healing process.
Depression is a form of disconnection. A belief that there is minimal possibility or choice to transform what is being experienced.
The shift happens when the power to change is acknowledged within yourself.
Therefore, connection is important to begin facilitating hope, faith, trust and possibility.
Implementing ways to connect with self and others.
Are there support groups or communities that have people experiencing similar things?
Can you connect with them to share in the experience? This will help to connect back in life.
The choice is eventually made, it doesn’t have to be done alone.
Unhappy thought patterns are slowly converted into outlooks and perspectives that offer love, hope, possibility.
Clearing the way for thoughts of being in the presence of compassionate, mindful and inspired living.