The day looms large ahead. You get up, make the coffee, and put on the outfit of the professional; the person who knows how to get stuff done and isn’t afraid of a challenge. It used to feel good. Now it feels forced. You tell yourself, “I just need to get through the day.”
If this sounds all too familiar, you may be struggling with functional depression.
Functional depression is sneaky.
It weaves in and around your daily activities quietly, creating a heavy cloak that makes your usual activities feel more difficult. Even though you persevere and push through the day, it becomes more difficult. It feels more like existing than living.