What does Mishu do when she’s depressed?
I usually just lie down and stare into space…. Yeah, that’s right, it’s normal to be depressed sometimes. As long as it’s not all the time, just be depressed when you’re depressed.
The Inside Story
Mishu’s a dog. Sometimes she’s bored and looks depressed. And she just sits there and stares into space. It’s okay to do that — to sit with your sadness a little bit and feel it.
Too often, when we feel depressed, or worried, or angry we feel bad about ourselves for feeling that way. We feel depressed that we’re depressed. Or worried that we feel anxious. Or angry at ourselves that we’ve reacted in anger. But those are normal human emotions. So just let them be. Leave yourself alone. Just be what you are.
Of course if your depression is something that doesn’t pass, or you can’t get out of bed, then you should take further action. Then it’s more than the normal ups and downs of life and you need to seek help.
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