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How many times have you been told that you’re not really depressed? That you’re just lazy instead? I know I have heard it so many times in my journey through depression and anxiety. Everyone and their mom wants to give an opinion on why we’re being quieter that day or maybe we’re not leaving our rooms.
I don’t know about you, but my room is my haven. It’s where I can go to recharge and calm down after a stressful day. I’m not being lazy, I just physically and mentally cannot deal with life at the moment.
As a cosplayer, some people expect me to a very bubbly person. And I can be…if it’s the right moment. I get excited over things like sushi or anything dealing with Disney. I can fangirl with the best of them over my otp’s FINALLY having a cute moment(I’m looking at you, Thomas Astruc). Anytime I see food, I start this little jump dance because it just makes me so happy.
But there’s a dark side to it. Some days, I can’t leave my room at all. I won’t put a stitch of makeup on for the day or even get out of bed. You can forget out about planning out the next cosplay or writing for my blog. I’m just…lazy.
Or is it something else?
The truth is, is that most people who you might think are lazy would give anything to have the energy and motivation to do something as simple as getting out bed that day. Depression sends messages to the rest of your body that physically leave you exhausted and sometimes a little moody. I wish I could run around all day and feel productive, but the simple truth is that I can’t.
We’re not lazy. We’re depressed.
I have a challenge for those of us who struggle with coming to terms with our emotions. If you’re able to write, then write, but otherwise, I want you to think of ONE good thing about yourself for a week. Just one. Today, mine will be I like the color of my eyes. It’s nothing major but I like having blue colored eyes.
Let me know what yours are in the comments below. If you want to check out how to work from home as a depressed introvert, click the link here. There’s also the Becoming Zen: a 21 Day Mind Dextox that’s PERFECT for those of us with anxiety, like me.