Depression and work from home- explore the relationship!

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Depression and work from home- explore the relationship!


“We are stuck with technology when what we really want is just stuff that works.”
― Douglas Adams


 Depression has got 7.8 billion meanings according to 7.8 billion bodies breathing on the land. It is like a thunderstorm accompanied by rain that comes without a warning and shatters the peace and tranquility of your soul. Worry, hopelessness, stress, anxiousness are the negative stigmas weave the clouds for the depressed rainfall. And the soul drenched by this rainfall is the one who dies mentally though physically alive. Scientifically it’s not a disease but a powerful magnet that attracts numerous fatal disorders towards itself. Depression makes you the slave of your own body.

The monster of coronavirus has hurled the social animals in the pits of walls. It left all of us vulnerable. The mere option of bridging the gaps between us was technologism. Working from our cozy corners was an instinctive desire during hard times. But our comfort zones has thrown us into pernicious flames. Work from home was indeed important for everyone nevertheless mental and physical health still remains on top of the list. People have recklessly exposed themselves to the screens completely scorning the physiological pinkness. Work from home is a double edged sword. It made our lives time-rich but it came with a heavy cost.

Human brains are not habitual to be flooded with so much of affluency towards screens. Spending huge sum of hours doing work from computers bears the seeds of depression and anxiety that eventually grow as the noxious and toxic fruit which ultimately result as something terrible than death. Certain neurotransmitters, including dopamine, serotonin, and norepinephrine, play an important role in mood. And all the neurotransmitters are alarmingly affected by the incessant use of screen. Studies from Leeds University supports a link between depression and technology. The recent statistics of WHO (World Health Organization) suggest that around 121 million people suffer from mental illness and depression and the figure increases every melting day. The University of Gothenburg makes out that heavy technical use can increase sleeping disorders. Masses chair themselves on the face of mobiles forgetting about their psychological health.

Even the technology that promises to unite us, divides us. Each of us is now electronically connected to the globe, and yet we feel utterly alone and depressed. When people go to their work places they not only to their jobs rather the interact with their friends, they do some sort of physical work, they celebrate and cherish every moment because they socialize. In fact the working hours are tied but when it comes on virtual work all this seems absurd. People work limitlessly on virtual platform.

“If you really want to escape the things that harass you, what you’re needing is not to be in a different place but to be a different person.”

This does not filters that work from home is mundane rather it is significant but one should know the boundaries. Amid lockdown, in the race of earning money people forgot that how cruel are they being towards their body. Not only this but working from home culture has also made a path of irregular eating habits, zero workout, no socialism, strict posture, dissected bio clock and the list continues. Reports have suggested that work from home has thrown people into the dark hours of depression and insomnia. Online world has dragged the community into the hell of death.

But in all you’re the master of your fate and captain of your soul. Depression cannot ruin your life until you allow it to. Thread of your life kite is in your hands. And the air of Covid cannot grab it from you! Work from home is necessary but one must keep it in mind that no wealth can give the happiness equivalent to happy health. Meditation, exercise, yoga, interacting with family, celebration of life, following your passion are the stones that pave the road out of the dark depressed forest. Life is one continuous experiment, keep testing, failing and hypothesizing.



-Avishi Agrawal Class 10th

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