Geesh , I've had to edit the the first sentence over and over, so Happy Thursday Beauties, it's been a long but great week for me!... I've decided that I want to start a topic titled "Lipstick Chats." We will discuss everything that you can think of in these chats, and I believe that they will be very helpful and inspiring, not only for myself but to others as well.
As I always say, this blog is very transparent. No use of sugar coating or masking important subjects that individuals come across on a daily basis.
One topic that stays in silence is DEPRESSION. Depression is a huge factor that has hit many individuals and many people still struggle with it day to day. It can be because they feel lost in life, they have a partner or family members who makes them feel worthless, they hate their job, or they can't get out of the rut that they have been in for years. Whatever it is, I want to inspire you to KEEP PUSHING and KEEP MOVING FORWARD.
There are many signs of Depression, take a look at this list below.
via Help Guide
- Feelings of helplessness and hopelessness. A bleak outlook—nothing will ever get better and there’s nothing you can do to improve your situation.
- Loss of interest in daily activities. No interest in former hobbies, pastimes, social activities, or sex. You've lost your ability to feel joy and pleasure.
- Appetite or weight changes. Significant weight loss or weight gain—a change of more than 5% of body weight in a month.
- Sleep changes. Either insomnia, especially waking in the early hours of the morning, or oversleeping (also known as hypersomnia).
- Anger or irritability. Feeling agitated, restless, or even violent. Your tolerance level is low, your temper short, and everything and everyone gets on your nerves.
- Loss of energy. Feeling fatigued, sluggish, and physically drained. Your whole body may feel heavy, and even small tasks are exhausting or take longer to complete.
- Self-loathing. Strong feelings of worthlessness or guilt. You harshly criticize yourself for perceived faults and mistakes.
- Reckless behavior. You engage in escapist behavior such as substance abuse, compulsive gambling, reckless driving, or dangerous sports.
- Concentration problems. Trouble focusing, making decisions, or remembering things.
- Unexplained aches and pains. An increase in physical complaints such as headaches, back pain, aching muscles, and stomach pain.
We may know someone or we may have been the person suffering from depression or noticed the signs. Life can hand us our own ass sometimes but what I want you to realize is that DO NOT LET ONE BAD DAY, or ONE BAD SITUATION MAKE YOU THINK THAT YOU HAVE A BAD LIFE! Get out around people who make you smile, who keeps you uplifted. Rid yourself of anything that does not deposit into your happiness. Listen to others, that may be all that they need. And smile, You're Worth Everytrhing that you think you are.