You have more power over depression than you can imagine. Depression drains you mentally, your energy and hope and makes it difficult for you to find solutions to overcome it.
Its not an easy task to recover from depression, especially when its very persistent.
The first thing is to find hope, start small and build on that.
Taking the first step is always the hardest. But going for a walk or getting up and dancing to your favorite music, for example, is something you can do right now.
Getting support also plays a major role, sometimes you can’t beat depression on your own.
Staying connected to people and participating in social activities isn’t something you should be ashamed of, it isn’t a sign of weakness neither will it make you a burden to others; It just shows you’re courageous enough to find a way out of the hole of depression.
And if you don’t feel that you have anyone to turn to, it’s never too late to build new friendships and improve your support network.