I think depression is a form of life fatigue. If you’ve lost faith that life will ever be what you wished it would be, you will never muster up the strength to create that life.
It’s not your fault, it’s nobody’s fault -- you’re just tired, life wears you out. All those expectations, living life to the fullest and fulfilling bucket lists and around the world in 80 days -- it’s exhausting.
Here’s a radical proposition -- rest. Take as long as you need and rest.
This notion is diametrically opposed to what this society is selling us every minute of every day -- those diabolical energy drinks are a case in point.
If your life doesn’t look the way you want it to it's because you’re caught running on the Hamster wheel of life. It’s time to get off. It’s time to lie down somewhere and just rest. You’ll know when it’s time to wake up again -- your body will know. You’ll feel a sense of excitement and vigor that you’ve not felt for a long time -- perhaps since you were 6.
After some juice and cookies you’ll be clear-eyed enough, and have energy enough, to create the life you really want.