Can Depression Affect my Creativity?

Does anyone else feels oddly creative after going through a depression episode?

I know I do.

I have promised myself over and over not to write when I feel my worst. The words that come out of me are often miserable, and they don’t make me feel any better when I read them later. So, I restrain myself from writing anything at all. But the problem is, when I feel extremely happy, words hardly flow out of my mind.

It’s like I’m so content with my life that I just want to dumbly stare at the sky and sigh, “Ah, life is good.”

I’m utterly useless at this stage.

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Ted Talks for When You’re Feeling Down

Whether you enjoy Ted talks, or they bore you, there’s no denying that some of them are uplifting and gives us a new perspective about life.

I’ve chosen these talks because of their unique views and ability to grasp your attention from the first few seconds.

Listen to these amazing people that have found the strength to face their challenges.

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7 Uncommon Symptoms of Depression

There are depression symptoms that are obvious to most of us. Signs that makes us realize that maybe there’s something not quite right and we might need help. So you go to the doctor because you have the suspicion that you probably suffer from depression. And while they take their notes, there’s the usual questioning that goes a lot like this:

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8 Daily Depressive Thoughts and How I Manage Them

Sometimes I feel like my personality is split into half. In one side of the brain I have the normal, somehow rational self, and the other side is a dark version of me. And I don’t mean dark as in evil, but as in mentally unstable self-destructing personality. It’s like my confident and logic side is a soldier trying to protect me from the other side whoโ€™s just constantly throwing grenades everywhere in my brain.

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What I Do When Facing Indecision

Indecision is one of the most annoying depression symptoms. Feeling unable to decide whether or not to go to work, or what clothes should I wear, or what to study. Granted, we all face indecision probably daily in our lives, but when depression is constantly on our shoulders the task of making a decision is sometimes unbearable. The simplest decision could make us unresponsive, unable to move because we’re just so afraid of the consequences we might face. And when this is accompanied by anxiety, it’s a matter of which decision would lead me to the less painful scenario.

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