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About 2 to 3 years ago, I sat in my own turmoil of confusion. Why did I feel so empty? Why did I feel drained? I couldn’t understand why I felt dead inside and it made me feel guilty. I was flooded with internal questions, “Am I ungrateful for the life I have? Am I just selfish? Am I just a complainer?” I began a gratitude routine, I felt like I was out of this hole just for a bit but I was soon sucked back in. What was happening and what could help me?
I know oftentimes we think of depression as a clinical diagnosis but that is only one case of many. Being in a state of short term depression is normal. Healthline.com states that Situational Depression can be developed by going through a traumatic event, high-stress, or a series of related events. Good news, you are going to be fine! On the other hand, how do we deal with it?
Dealing with it
There is no one size fits all, you have to find what you need. I know what you may be thinking, “What do I need?” but you know that answer way more than you give yourself credit for. Start becoming curious, ask yourself questions and feel. As vague as that may sound, I want to encourage you to feel. You may have everyday responsibilities like a job, school, family, errands etc and I know that sometimes we don’t stop to think how we feel. We just go through the motions in life, I get it. This is something you need to experience for yourself and the best I can do is tell you my experience in order to inspire your journey.
As I sit here and relive the experiences, I am guided with the numerous journal entries I wrote during these moments of Situational Depression. I will only be able to share 3 practices I have used for the purpose of length but these have done wonders for me! I will gladly share more on my Podcast.
Love, Victoria GOLD.