When Processing Through Your Depression Is So Close Yet So Far Away

Posted by Edward Ernest | Jan 23, 2018 | Art, Community Collaboration, Depression, Roller Coaster Moods Trapped In Cartoons | 0 |

It’s another week of ‘Roller Coaster Moods Trapped In Cartoons’ and Felicity Tse has drawn us a beautiful and all too familiar seen for many of us that battle depression. It’s titled ‘So Close Yet So Far’ and Felicity had this to say about it. 

“I call this one ‘So Close Yet So Far.’ I came across a short animation called ‘Why dating with depression is so (bleeping) hard.’ (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZtKUUkEDetI) a few months ago, and it always stuck with me because I saw so much of myself in the main character… not just in the dating scene, but with life and plans in general.”

“SPOILERS – by the end of the animation, its suddenly been weeks since the girl went on the first date, she hadn’t contacted him back, he lost interest and everything around her is a mess.”

“You could make so much progress, but once you think about it long enough, you manage to convince yourself otherwise. You lose track of time and weeks have passed since you’ve made the effort to see other people, you lose motivation to get out of bed, and you make excuses to be left alone.”

“While reading “You are a Badass” by Jen Sincero, she talks about self-deprecating humour and how it becomes reality (and I find it applies to constantly “talking yourself out of things” too): thoughts –> words –> belief –> action –> habits –> reality.”

“Everything would be so much lighter if it were easier to make a habit of being out of your comfort zone… instead of falling back on things that just make you feel worse in the long run.”

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So Close Yet So Far by Felicity Tse

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