It’s been over a year since I shared my mental health blog post. Still to this day, it’s one of my most popular posts, do you know why? Because it’s relatable. I’ve been back & forth trying to decide if I wanted to write a new post about this. But being an avid blog reader myself I’ve noticed that there is a HUGE stigma when talking about depression.
Well, I’m here to say that depression SUCKS… Yesterday I sat in my bed & cried, I felt so down & upset for absolutely no reason. This got me thinking, people always say “I’ll be so happy when I get a new car/house/clothes”. I was one of those people, relying on material things to bring me happiness. But the thing is you can have the best & fanciest of everything but depression doesn’t care about that.
Buying things makes me momentarily happy but the horrible thoughts & feelings are still there. They don’t disappear just because I went shopping. I know it’s ironic that I’m posting about shopping not helping a person when my blog is based around buying the newest clothes/makeup. While I will continue to post about these things I always want to show you the other side of life. The side that not everyone shows on social media.
People post about their perfect house, car, life when 90% of the time it’s fake. Completely & utterly fake. The things that people share online are the good things that they want you to see. They’re not going to post about the fight they had with their partner or the fact that they can’t make rent this month. People only show bright shiny things, people rarely show the difficult times but they still happen!
I was the worst for letting other people’s lives on social media bring me down when in reality I am blessed to have a good life.
Yes I suffer from depression, yes most days I don’t want to talk to anyone or leave my house but I’m lucky. I’m lucky that I have a job to go to, a house to provide shelter & a loving family to support me no matter what.
So the next time you’re feeling down about not having the newest things just take a minute to remember that depression doesn’t care. It doesn’t matter if you have all the money in the world or if you don’t have two coins to rub together. What matters is that you take care of your mental health first, it’s so so important.
Until next time,