7 Lies Young People With Depression Tell Themselves

7 Lies Young People With Depression Tell Themselves

Millennials are the kind of generation who want to get things done quickly. When they don't get what they want when they want it, they easily get depressed. These are the lies they tell themselves when they are depressed.

1. I am a burden, physically and financially

Millennials are exposed to difficult circumstances and pressure, causing them to feel like they are a burden to others. Because of different societal expectations, they feel like failures for not becoming successful. They find it hard to cope with life situations and are afraid of being seen as immature. They feel like a waste of space when they are forced to live at home because they cannot afford rent. They develop a feeling of guilt, self-doubt, and fear of the future because they feel they are unable to make their parents proud by securing a good job after graduation.

2. I don't deserve to live

Sometimes if they haven't found success after the age of 23, they believe that they are worthless in life. They always have the pressure to have it all. They believe they should have a good job with huge benefits coupled with a huge number of social media followers. They feel under pressure to pay their debts immediately and keep up with influencers on social media. Failure to achieve these things makes them feel worthless.

3. I should get my shit together today, or I won't ever

Millennials are obsessed with keeping up with social media influencers and always want to catch up with these people's lives. They plan their lives using bullet journaling, organizational apps, Google Calendar, among others. They feel worthless if they fail to organize their lives in the same way their Internet influencers do. They always want to get everything perfectly from top to bottom. If they fail to do this, they feel resentful, build internal resistance and give up.

4. My depression is my fault, and I don't deserve happiness

Millennials tend to take charge of their lives, develop their individuality and batter themselves whenever they fail. They always blame themselves for the shortcomings of their generation, and this can lead to self-destruction. They want to make their parents proud and beat their peers. They need to achieve high results within a strict timeline, and they get angry with themselves if they don't succeed.

5. I need to get things the hard way so that I don't appear lazy and spoiled

Millennials find it hard to forge their way up because they are taught to obey rules to succeed. They believe that good things only come through hard work, discipline, willpower, and character-building. These expectations conflict with their desires, and they feel guilty for wanting good things in life. They end up depressed, trapped, and out of control.

6. My life is a big mess because it doesn't look like so and so's

Millennials always compare their lives with others and scrutinize everything in their life in contrast to that of their peers. They believe that their life cannot be fixed and cannot transform into something likable. They think they're disorganized and not interesting.

7. I'm always letting myself and others down

Millennials set high life expectations and always struggle to earn the approval of others. They believe that pleasing others will make them feel better and heal their depression. They set high goals just to prove that they are capable of fulfilling their promises. They are obsessed with the feeling of being in control.