DEPRESSION (Through a Different Lens), PT 3 by Frankie Faires

DEPRESSION (Through a Different Lens), PT 3 by Frankie Faires

Sensation and Motion affect each other. If you have the sense of hunger and you take the action of eating, the sensation goes away. If you’re tired and you take the action of effectively resting, the sensation of being tired goes away. If you’re lonely and you take the action of visiting a friend, the sensation of loneliness goes away. But what happens if you don’t take action?

If you’re hungry and you don’t eat, your hunger will increase. If you’re tired, and you don’t rest, you’ll get more tired. If you’re lonely and you don’t get social support, you’ll get more lonely. For a while.

But then after a time of not taking action (inactivity), you don’t notice your sensations. You’re not as hungry. You’re not as tired. You’re not as lonely. You’re not as sensitive.

And so through inactivity, you become insensitive. Less action. Less Sensation. Does that sound familiar?

“Depression is a state of low mood and aversion to activity .”

We’re ignoring our feelings. And we’re not acting upon them. But why are we doing this?

TO BE CONTINUED IN PT 4

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