A depressive episode can be triggered by several factors such as loss of a pet, death of a loved one, failure, break-up, etc. However, some wounds are treated well with time and patience, and here are some signs you will find in your life (back again) after you have valiantly fought with the dark times.
Fewer Bursts of Emotional Instabilities
A person suffering from depression faces mood swings that lack the ability to think rationally. However, once you start recovering, you’ll experience very little or no more of this problem. You’re more reasonable and possess the ability to see into the stable direction.
A growing interest in fun activities
Once you’re more accustomed to a positive state of mind, you’ll be more open to fun activities and adventures.
Increase in social interactions with friends and family
Depression can lead to extreme isolation and alienation. However, when you have started to heal from your combat with depression, you’ll see more instances of social gatherings and house parties and you’ll feel comfort and warmth in the presence of your loved ones.
Returning back to work
Once you’ve started overcoming your mental hurdles, there’s nothing that can stop you from going back to work and taking charge of your life.
Maintaining personal hygiene
Sadness, anxiety, and depression can all take a toll on your mental and physical activities. It can make you lazy and bring a change in your lifestyle choices. But once you start healing and recovering, you’ll see a sudden change and be more enthusiastic about your hygiene and health.
You feel less numb
Healing suddenly makes you feel that you belong in this world. You suddenly regain your power of being articulate and can describe what you are/were feeling the days you were battling. This also helps you communicate better. And lastly, you start finding pleasure again.
It takes an immense amount of strength to pull yourself up from a dark place. Hopefully, you can relate to these points and then give yourself a pat on the back.
Written by: Tasnia Shahrin
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