I've heard and read about this many times. Depression is a vicious cycle. It's a roller coaster ride of emotions: ups, downs, loops.
Personally, I will go through periods where I just feel completely helpless. Where I'm almost as low as I can go. But, at least so far, at some point I turn to positivity and things start looking up again.
I'm not big on the super corny positive outlook Sometimes when I'm in the middle of thinking positive, I'll stop and think, "this is dumb." Or, "I'm turning into that person a lot of people hate."
But, at the end of the day, being positive is one of the only things that work for me. Waking up and knowing it will be a good day. Being grateful for everything I have. Knowing that things happen and for good reason. Thinking, "everything that happens to me is the greatest thing that could happen to me." Sharing thoughtful, positive words with others on social media. All of that stuff helps pull me out of depression.
It's so easy too. Yet, hard at the same time and doesn't always last very long.
It's just that being positive, and happy, is the way we are meant to be. It's human nature. It's when we operate the best.
So, here's to you my old friend. Here's to positivity. Here's to everything being OK.