Defying Depression: How I Mastered the Art of Numbness

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Defying Depression: How I Mastered the Art of Numbness

Illustration: Akshita Monga

M

y hands in my pockets and two fluorescent headphones dangling down my earlobes is usually how my pensive mood sets in, and when it does, it stays.  

I am, in most cases, defiant to depression – if my mind requests me to oversleep, I do not let my dreamy ordeal continue for more than five hours. If my nerves beg me to stop eating, I binge. When the grey days becomes greyer, I force myself to do some stretches and occupy myself with indoor gardening. But, if you’ve lived in this world, you will know that on most days these affirmations do not work, but you never stop trying for lucidity and light.

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