You’ve been tired before but this time it feels different. You try the usual energy boosters: more coffee, an exercise class, and going to bed earlier. If anything, you seem to need even more sleep, if only your brain would let you.
Your brain is trying to cope through the fog of depression. And no matter how hard you try, you cannot recover unless you solve the underlying problem.
One in five Americans reported feeling depressed in the summer of 2020 as the COVID pandemic ramped up the conditions that lead to depression.
So don’t worry, you’re not the only one.
No one is immune from depression. You may be stressed out from doing essential work during the pandemic, while worrying about getting sick. Or you may be cooped up at home with endless Zoom meetings, or not working at all as you languish and wonder what is next.
Part self-help, part caring words from a friend, and part career advice for the post-pandemic age.
This is not another generic guide talking about the latest therapy or how to control your emotions. Instead, it's the result of my research and personal experiences which I have distilled into 7 easy-to-follow chapters to help you cope with depression at work and in their lives.
In this book you will discover:
Why you feel lonely despite constantly having people around you
Unexpected benefits from giving your time for others
Why admitting your weakness(es) can help you move forward at work
Creating new mood-shaping habits that are so easy you’ll wonder why you didn’t pick up on them sooner
Astounding facts about antidepressants you wish you knew
Whatever happened to you in the past is not your fault
How to take back the calm amidst your daily chaos
How the daily activities you’re doing to comfort yourself actually drag your spirits down even lower
Why getting your hands dirty with soil can cleanse your mind and spirit
If you want to find renewed joy in your work and your life, then I sincerely welcome you to take your first step with this book!