Inner Growth Word of the Day: Depressed
Merriam-Webster Dictionary definition: (adj.) 1. low in spirits.
Depressed in a sentence: When someone is depressed, a lot of thinking can take place, as well as taking some needed alone time to get through it and/or having a support system to help through the moment.
Depressed in action: When a feeling of sadness takes over being depressed accompanies that moment.
Depressed and inner growth: In those times when someone is feeling depressed a lot of different thoughts can take place; it’s in those moments of contemplation that you find answers to questions you may have, concerns that are a part of worries and pain points around things that take place or could take place. Thanks to bringing those thoughts to the forefront, you have an opportunity to decide on your next steps and resolve those internal concerns.
Depressed and inner growth action steps:
- In-depth self-exploration questions: How do I feel about being depressed? What have I learned from moments of being depressed? How has being depressed affected my life? How have I helped others who have been depressed? What has changed in me during moments when I was depressed?
- List or word bubble: Make a list or word bubble with being depressed at the center and then list or put around it all the words that come to mind associated it. Next to each word place an event that comes to mind. From the list choose three words with the events you’ve placed next to them and write about how each makes you feel.
- Bring your awareness to your feelings about being depressed and allow the feeling to express itself without thinking about it. After about five minutes or so, allow your thoughts to come in too and see where they take you. Focus on each thought and the feeling it brings about and notice if there’s any recurring theme that comes about.
Your turn – Share your depressed sentence, life examples, and inner growth action steps; and let me know if you’d like to see something added to our Inner Growth Word of The Day explorations 🙂