When I’m depressed I move through life like molasses
The simplest things take so long to do
And most of the time I have no motivation to do them
I have to force myself to do the easiest tasks
And then I wonder what happened to me?
How did I do things so easily, so quickly?
Why is my life in slow motion?
I think of my life and the things I’ve accomplished
And wonder how I used to be so effective? So creative?
It is like living in a different body
Or like my mind has gone on holiday
It is quite discouraging to say the least
And doesn’t do much for my self-esteem
I watch people laugh and go about their lives
While I feel stuck and left behind
These are the unfortunate realities of depression
Each time, I know or I hope I’ll feel better soon
But it always takes much longer than I think
And days go by so slowly
At such times, my friends are my life boats
They give me energy to go on
Their encouragement is the sunshine of my day
Their love lifts me up
And only good friends and family
Are my solace during those times
February 2nd, 2023