I think sometimes there is something in the phrase “fake it, until you make it.”
I went for a walk this afternoon, and amazingly I felt much better by the time that I got home. As I said to my husband though, I don’t want to plod through life, slowly putting one foot in front of the other. I want to dance.
But the counter argument is…you gotta start somewhere. And that’s what putting one foot in front of another is. It is believing that this depression will pass.
It is knowing that even though it seems as though the life has been sucked out of you, and you will never amount to anything and the whole world is against you…those are the lies that the depression is telling you.
And that there will be sunshine after the storm…and it’s okay to let go and dance. And as naive as it seems choose to face the direction of healing…turn your face to the sun.
And even though depression cannot just be wished away, focus your intent on healing and hope not misery and despair.
Of course, that is easy in the good moments. The moments where you feel…where the sunshine is welcome.
In the dark moments it is a case of putting one foot in front of the other and stepping out into the sun.