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You’re Not Depressed…You’re Lazy

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You're not Depressed. You're lazy.

 

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. 

As always, keep smiling! 

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26 thoughts on “You’re Not Depressed…You’re Lazy

  1. I cannot believe the nerve of some people. While we are all entitled to our own opinions, we are not entitled to force our thoughts/feelings/beliefs on others. I’m sorry you’ve had to go through this.

    1. That’s one of my goals! Me and my hair have a love-hate relationship. It’s between curly wavy and straight and gives new meaning to the word” unmanageable”. I’ve been wearing my cosplay wigs more often now and sometimes prefer them over it.

  2. I HATED hearing that. Or like “How can you be depressed when good stuff happens to you?” when no one knew my full story, just what they saw from the outside. You beautiful soul, thank you for sharing!

    1. Yes, I HATED hearing that one as well. I KNOW there are other situations worse than mine but that doesn’t mean that I’m not still hurting. People can be such punks when it comes to depression and anxiety. I’m glad you liked this! It made my day!

  3. ohh mann! when I first saw the title of your post I was all fired up because I hateeee when people say things like that. people don’t realize it’s literally a lack of certain chemicals that make depressed people so tired. sometimes they really just can’t help it.

    Michelle | She’s Not So Basic

  4. This post hit close to home. However, it’s usually me who thinks I’m being lazy. It’s crazy sometimes how little we can control our minds, and how much control they can have over us.

  5. I’ve been struggling with depression lately too. I think it’s different for everyone! The important thing is to surround yourself with friends and family who are truly there for you and positive influences in your life.

  6. Green colored eyes are also a great blessing. 🙂 On a more serious note, i know where you are coming from as well. I used to get the same comments, except mine were you will be happy once you are not fat-and that was from my own mother. 🙁

    1. Oh my glob, YASSS!!!! I HATED hearing stuff like that from my own family. I wasn’t just sitting on my bed and being lazy, I was having a major anxiety attack and feeling exhausted and sick. I had an ex as well who would check my stomach to see if I was losing weight or gaining it. Talk about body issues that I STILL have.

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