There was a thing that I couldn’t remove from my mind. When I went back to my hometown last Spring Festival, I was hanging out with my high school classmate who is a beautiful girl. That night she told me that she’s the one with the least happiness. After a few seconds of silence, suddenly it has become the saddest thing I have ever heard.
It’s a common sense that women are nearly twice as likely as men to be diagnosed with depression. Depression can occur at any age. Some mood changes and depressed feelings occur with normal hormonal changes, but hormonal changes alone don't cause depression. Other biological factors, inherited traits, and personal life circumstances and experiences are associated with a higher risk of depression. Here's what result in depression in women.
Unknown to most of us who seek happiness outwardly, true and everlasting happiness lies within us. As humans, we feel happy, sad, angry, sensitive, insecure, etc. All of those emotions make sense, but we have confused happiness with excitement as we always do. The truth is that your circumstances do not determine happiness, but your attitude does.
If you truly want to walk out of the depression, promise me, stop pretending that you are happy. Every human being have their ups and downs, but it’s weird that they still insist to post pics of joy on social media, to mislead others that they are having a good time, and we all do the same thing without prior consolation. It gives a false impression to anyone who might think that he/she is the one with the least happiness. Then I just realized it’s wrong we just have got used to pretending happy for so long.
Most of ancient philosophers think they own the greatest mind, while taking human body as the surplus. But it didn’t take them long to find out the psychological health is based on physical health. That’s why I strongly suggest you to get 8 – 9 hours of high quality sleep every single day. Then you’d be amazed that some tiny little change could make such great difference of your life. It’s okay to eat junk foods, have no time for exercise or daily journal, but sleep is incredibly important.
Be patient, knowing that it might takes a while instead of trying to get rid of it immediately. Because it won’t go away completely or forever. But it’s good to know that the more time you spend on other people around that you enjoy, the harder it will be to stay depressed. Now start to take a small step and set the goal of hanging out with friends or family once or twice per week.
Money has became the measure of everything since social values goes chaotically wrong. Without saying the material life today is pretty enough, why not pay more attention on emotional life compare to those achievements people think we are supposed to build? Now look at the mirror, that person in the mirror, he/she deserves to be happy. Take a deep breath, smile, and once again.