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Finding Joy Amid Depression

A Self Help Article

By JR BorgfeldPublished 4 months ago 3 min read
Finding Joy Amid Depression
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Depression is a heavy and often debilitating condition that affects millions of people around the world. It can make it hard to get out of bed in the morning, let alone find joy in life. But as a depressed person myself, I can tell you that there are still moments of joy to be found amid the darkness.

One of the biggest joys I've found is the sense of empathy that it can bring. When you're in the depths of depression, it can be easy to feel like you're the only person in the world who is struggling. But when you open up to others about your struggles, you quickly realize that you're not alone. And that sense of connection and understanding can be incredibly powerful and uplifting. I know that's often easier said than done, but it is a struggle worth tackling because a person should never have to bear that darkness alone.

Another joy that can be found amid depression, and perhaps the most obvious, is the newfound appreciation for the small things in life. When you're feeling down, even the simplest things can bring a sense of happiness and contentment. A warm cup of tea, a sunny day, or a kind word from a loved one can all make a big difference. These things should always be cherished. I find that giving importance to the minutia of life enriches it in turn. It reveals value to your life that perhaps you had forgotten, or weren't aware of to begin with.

Being depressed can also bring with it a sense of perspective. When you're going through a tough time, it can be easy to get caught up in your own problems and feel like they're the end of the world. But when you take a step back, you realize that your struggles are just a small part of the bigger picture. And that can be incredibly humbling and grounding. Now, that isn't to say that your struggles don't matter, because they do. It simply helps to remember that there's a world outside of your own, and it holds a great deal of hope.

Additionally, depression can also lead to a heightened sense of creativity and self-expression. Many famous artists, writers, and musicians have been known to struggle with depression, and it's said that their struggles have been the inspiration for some of their most powerful and moving works. This can be a great way to channel the emotions you're feeling, and to turn them into something beautiful.

Of course, there will always be days when it feels like the darkness will never lift and the joys are hard to find. That's okay. No one should be expected to find joy every day of their life. But it's important to remember that even in the darkest of times, there is still hope. And that hope is what will get you through it.

That being said, depression is also a serious condition that requires professional help and support. Do the responsible thing for yourself and seek out these things, whether it be through therapy, medication, or support groups. It is by utilizing these services that you might begin to truly heal, and I believe their availability to you is as great a hope as any. Do not be afraid to seek help, and do not be afraid to speak about your condition. These will help you find a way to navigate it.

So, to all the depressed people out there, don't give up. There may be days when the joys of life feel few and far between, but they're still there. And with time, patience, and a little bit of help, you'll be able to find them.

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About the Creator

JR Borgfeld

Hi there! I'm just a passionate author who writes articles, sci-fi/fantasy fiction, and loves all things nerdy. If that's your kind of content, then I welcome you to my very crazy brain-space.

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