We have to learn to differentiate between the two, depression and frustration. What is depression? Simply put, depression can be defined as unresolved, undefined stressful emotions and concerns that develops over time. Signs of depression can characterize itself through our thoughts, which later expresses its values in our emotions and actions.
This very dull and isolated feelings often manifests itself in our behaviors, and later affecting us mentally, leaving us stuck in the crevasses of our minds; wondering how and when did we get there. Traits of this experience has the ability to depletes our physical abilities and debilitates our self-worth, values and confidence.
This is not a feeling that can be easily shaken, it comes in waves; one moment you feel okay, then the next you feel highly distress and lifeless. Depression must be observed, evaluated and treated with the ultimate care and concern. Depression over time forms itself into habits and patterns that seems almost impossible to be treated or broken, but with the proper help and attention, it can be resolved. Take no credit away from depression, nor allow yourself to be caved in. It does have its own advantages, but so does getting the proper help. Sometimes we internalize these burdens, thinking that we can handle them on our own but never finding answers. Thoughts that burden us deeply and hurt that plagues us silently, are perfect stems that springs depression. Depression can also be classified as a heaviness in the thoughts and emotions that lingers on and on, and never seems to allow a genuine smile to last long enough.
Frustration on the other hand, can be easily defined as everyday confusions that accumulated overtime. It can be demonstrated as an elevated need for answers to many unanswered questions. Frustration is known for its many unresolved complexities, when resolutions are not prioritized. Frustration can indeed leads to intensive stress and even depression, but when identified timely, such transitions can be eliminated. Frustration is an indication that something is out of line and require ones immediate attention, before further need for action or reaction. Even though the intensity of frustration does not carry the same weight as depression, one must not permit them self to ignore the potential it has to lead up to depression. Frustration like depression, seeks the verification of the underlining cause of the problem. However, unlike depression, frustration is a bit more superficial, while depression tendencies tends to be more rooted. Do not allow these two human plagues to take root in your life, seek experienced help to educate yourself and eliminate potential future problems. Awareness and willingness are the first steps to bring about change.
Written by, Nathalita Beech 12/7/2016