Here’s the thing about Depression: it’s not all about sadness. 8 Signs That Depression Has Become A Comfort Zone
Of course, the low mood and feelings — anhedonia — are a core part of it.
But the part that not a lot of people talk about is how it’s…soothing. Comforting. Like a soft couch.
Because often it is that — because of depression we’re often stuck in our homes and on our beds for hours, even days at a time.
We leave our responsibilities at the door.
But it’s not just the physical comfort.
Because we often get lured into deep, unending depressive/hatred spirals (of ourselves and the world) about how life is so unfair, about how we’re so unlovable, about how we’ll never get better so what’s even the point of trying…
Sometimes, it just gets so overwhelming that these depressive states become our norm, our default.
Any form of deviation from that, even positive ones, presents itself as unfamiliar and threatening.
That’s when you know it’s a comfort zone. Resist it! Don’t let the specter of depression lure you in. Keep making progress, no matter how small.
8 Signs That Depression Has Become A Comfort Zone
Here are 8 Signs That Depression Has Become A Comfort Zone.
1. Depression starts to feel like ‘home’
The numbness of depression starts to feel comforting. Everything you do makes you think, “I just want to go home.”
You’ve been in depression for so long that happiness and joy seem unfamiliar to you
3. Sit in the pain
The activities that you used to enjoy no longer interest you and you would rather sit in the pain
You refuse to go even when someone asks you to do something you enjoy, like asking you out for a meal
5. You are addicted to your bed
Not just sleeping, but spending the whole day in your pajamas and not caring about your responsibilities makes you feel very comfortable.
6. Safety Nets
The things you do when you are depressed are your ‘safety nets’
For example, many people have crying spells, but they are so common to the point where not crying gives them anxiety.
7. Snap Yourself:
You don’t snap yourself out of depressive thoughts
During depressive episodes, we often think about how everyone hates us, the world is so unfair, etc. These thoughts are addicting, making you linger in them instead of breaking out of the cycle.
8. Depression has become your identity
You no longer fight against the Symptoms of depression such as fatigue, lack of focus, and meaninglessness What’s the point? You’re ‘depressed’ and it will stick with you for life.
The truth is, though depression often explains why we’re unable to do things as well as others, we have a choice in whether to label ourselves as someone with depression for life, or someone who’s fighting depression.
The words you tell yourself matter. Keep making progress, however small, and measure your progress in terms of effort, not results. Depression keeps you sucked in by making you comfortable. Don’t fall for it, and keep going.
So in This Post, 8 Signs That Depression Has Become A Comfort Zone What other points can you think of/have experienced? Let me know in the comments.
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