Anyone else suffering from depression?

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  1. AshleyRB profile image59
    AshleyRBposted 8 years ago

    I've just been in a horrible slump these last couple of weeks! I can't even focus on my writing or my school assignments. I can't even do the things I usually enjoy, like working out or visiting my friends. Why does it always seem like everybody else is so happy? Anybody else feel this way?

    1. ezzy1512 profile image59
      ezzy1512posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Everybody has times in which he or she feels the way you are feeling. And one can't do without such situations. Therefore, you need to relax, hangout with friends, go sporting and do many other things that will make you happy and keep your worries far from you.

      1. AshleyRB profile image59
        AshleyRBposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        I'm trying my hardest! I do like to be alone when I'm like this though. That way if I need to cry nobody has to see...

    2. oceansnsunsets profile image85
      oceansnsunsetsposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Ashley, a lot of people suffer from depression, but you can't always see it from how they appear on the outside.  Part of it might be the weather and winter months, depending on where you live.  So that is a thought, and that gets to a lot of people.  There have been so many studies done on how light and getting enough sunlight effects one's mood.  It can be very tied into depression.

      Try getting out into some sunshine, opening up all windows and blinds to let in as much light as you can.  Hang out near the window or outside more if you can.  Its good to be aware though too if it is something deeper.  Sometimes its a chemical imbalance in the body too. You can ask your doctor about this if it persists.  Do try turning on lights and being in more light, as that can't hurt anything.  Hope you feel better real soon whatever the cause is.

      1. Wendy Krick profile image73
        Wendy Krickposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        I agree the lack of sun can make you feel depressed. Try getting in the sun even if it is for only 10 minutes or so. Also I find I feel better when I take an Omega 3 tablet daily.

      2. AshleyRB profile image59
        AshleyRBposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Yeah it does seem like i always get this way in the winter, but I live in Texas?

    3. RunAbstract profile image74
      RunAbstractposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      It could be stress or even what your eating.  But don't let your biography become your biology!  In other words don't re-enforce your depression to yourself verbally.  (Words are powerful!)  Don't tell yourself you are depressed.  Decide to controll your thoughts and not let yourself dwell in the blues.  Then when you find yourself drifting into thoughts of depression, get calm, and think about something that has made you very happy in the past.  Or realize how happy you will be when you acheive something you are working toward. 
      And remember... even this shall pass.

      1. AshleyRB profile image59
        AshleyRBposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Your right....words only give it more power.

  2. B. Matter profile image58
    B. Matterposted 8 years ago

    Shake it up a bit, Ashley.  Get out and do something you really enjoy.  Call a friend who makes you laugh. As others have stated, everyone has the blues every now and then.  If this feeling persists, consider talking to some else, school adviser or counselor to help.  Take care.

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      Home Girlposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      And negative words give negative power. Don't use them, pretend that they do not exist. Smile when you feel like crying. Fake happiness and it will come. It sounds stupid, but...  Life is a strange thing. For me being busy always saves me from depression.

      1. nell79 profile image72
        nell79posted 8 years agoin reply to this

        I couldn't agree more smile

  3. nell79 profile image72
    nell79posted 8 years ago

    Trying to think positive can help with this, and I've used it many times (I even wrote a hub about it), but there are times when that can be difficult.

    I've been having a hard time with doing that the last few weeks because my stepdad just died. But it is getting better. The first few days were the hardest. I have started to feel a little closer to myself the last week, but today is a down day. I think it's because I had a bad night last night (not enough sleep) and also dreamed about him, which put it all back fresh in my mind when I started the day.

    Down days happen. Whether it's from things like the change in the weather or a death of a loved one, or stressors in your work and home life. But the important thing to remember during those days is that it will get better. You just have to keep putting one foot in front of the other and keep your chin up.

  4. Dennis Pace profile image60
    Dennis Paceposted 8 years ago

    Hi, I wrote a hub about Busting the Blues, how to Be Bright  and Bushy Tailed … shyTtailed

    Hope this helps,  A little known fact,  our stomach affects mood more than our brain.  Contact me for more info!  Sense, I wrote that I have found more good stuff. The day after i started with this I felt like I was 21 again.  Dennis


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