3 Signs You’re Depressed And Ignoring It

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Depression is a mental health condition that affects millions of people worldwide. Even those who know universal principles and coach people, find themselves sliding down a slippery slope of depression and can’t seem to stop the fall. 


There is clinical depression, which is intense and persistent feelings of sadness, hopelessness, and worthlessness that interfere with daily functioning.


But what about mild depression? It is lingering but not enough to make you stay in bed all day, but just enough to be like a black cloud hanging over you that you can’t seem to shake.


Many individuals are often unaware of the signs and symptoms of mild depression, and may even ignore them altogether. 


When we ignore it, bottle it up, and not deal with it, it can lead to a delay in seeking the help that is needed to overcome this mindset. 


Having worked with clients this week who were experiencing between mild to severe depression, I wanted to share with you the three signs that you may be experiencing depression and ignoring it.


    1. You’re experiencing physical symptoms.

      Depression can manifest itself in physical symptoms, such as fatigue, lack of energy, and changes in appetite and sleep patterns. If you’re feeling run down and exhausted, even when you’ve gotten enough rest, it could be a sign that you’re struggling with depression.

      Crying about small things, hiding from the world, not wanting to go out, not wanting to share your personal life. Depression can manifest itself in many different ways, and these behaviors are often seen as symptoms of the condition.

      Similarly, changes in appetite and sleep patterns can also be indicators of depression.
    2. You’re struggling with negative thoughts and emotions.

      Depression often comes hand in hand with negative thoughts and feelings, such as hopelessness, helplessness, and low self-esteem.

      If you find that you’re battling negative thoughts and emotions and can’t seem to shake them from your thinking, it could be a sign that you’re dealing with depression.

      It’s important to acknowledge these feelings, understand the thinking that is creating them and seek support to help transform depression into living life again.
    3. You’re losing interest in things that once brought you inspiration and enthusiasm.

      One of the hallmark signs of depression is the loss of interest in activities that once brought you inspiration. You might have been in a relationship, and it is high value, and you are no longer in the relationship.

      You started building a coaching practice and then, after a short period of time, you lost your drive to build it.

      If you find that you’re no longer interested in things that you once loved, it could be a sign that you’re struggling with depression.


Depression is a complex condition that can impact many aspects of our lives. 


I know for me personally, last year, I invested a lot of time working through my low levels of depression. It felt like being in a dark tunnel and wondering when the darkness would lift. 

There were so many changes in my life, I found myself in a place in business I didn’t want to be in anymore. I was doing too much and not delegating enough- at my expense.


It felt like never-ending changes and having to adapt and pivot, continuing to apply mindset questions even when sometimes I wanted to curl up in bed and sleep all day. 

2023 has definitely turned a corner as a result of lots of hours of working on myself, my fears and fantasies. I can’t wait to share them with you this coming week.


In the meantime, if you’re experiencing any of the signs discussed above, we have a community who sincerely cares about you, and classes that help you to overcome depression and regain your sense of spark in your life again. 


Classes are back for 2023. 

So please come and join us, or share with a friend who could benefit from this email. 


Looking forward to seeing you on the inside, 



Tanya Cross

Leadership Coach & Master Certified Demartini Method Facilitator
BAppSoSc (Counselling)
Maximum Growth
One on one & group coaching available


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