"Everything is irritating. Work is boring and unbearable. Any activity takes many times more effort, as if every movement requires displacing quicksand to make it. What was challenging feels overwhelming; what was sad feels unbearable; what felt joyful feels pleasureless—or, at best, a fleeting drop of pleasure in an ocean of pain."
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Everything was irritating - yep
Work was boring & unbearable - I myself struggled to understand why a job I once loved suddenly became so dreadful. In tears, can barely force myself to go dreadful
Any activity took many times more effort - oh my goodness, yes
What was previously challenging felt overwhelming - can I get a witness?
What was previously sad felt unbearable - check
What previously felt joyful felt pleasureless - numb was more like it
It is only with the hindsight of healing that I can look back on the 2+ years I spent under the cloud of depression that I can see how the depression itself colored my world.