Good question. When i'm depress, I envision a life where no one is judgemental and only out to help you and keep one another laughing. I see myself having a great job which would be something behind the scenes in the entertainment industry. I would have two simple cars maybe a jeep and ford focus and a great relationship. I'll be happy for once and so will the people around me.
I personally just envision a life where I don't feel numb and I don't need reassurance that everyone hates me. Real friends, a job, and a house (not a posh, fancy one, anything will do) with my boyfriend. I just want to be sure, to want to be alive. Nothing material, really.
Usually I imagine myself with confortable clothes, with my hair free, sitting in a very confortable chair outside in a garden in a small but very cousy house, while I drink some tea and read or write. That thought gives me peace
I've been depressed for over 9 years now. Envisioning a better life is like daydreaming about impossibilities. The truth is I no longer have the eyes to envision a better life. My eyes can only see darkness and my heart can only feel pain. Is my heart even still beating? I'm numb to the feeling...
I've never thought of doing this when I'm down. I'm not sure what "happy" is like to me. My family used to ask me a similar question when I was younger and it was all about cotton candy and flowers. Now it isn't a simple answer. I wish my entire family would just smile and be encouraging to each other. I would want to have a job where I'm helping people and feel accomplished everyday. I wouldn't want to feel run down and plagued by chores to do when I got home. I'd like to have my fiance cook more. (I feel like if I told him that, he would make that part of the dream come true!) I just need to be patient and continue studying and one day maybe I can have the education to have the job I want.
in all honesty, a life without someone to tell on to me... and silently wishing for me to die... actually been depressed for about 3-4 or maybe 5 years now... but youve got remember that you can pass this, you just have to try :)
I envision a life in which I can actually trust people. A life where people can codepend on one another and help each other out without feeling judged or expecting anything in return. A life where everyone can just be themselves and not have to put on extra faces for other people. A life where having an absent, free mind isn't considered a bad thing, and people can respect and understand each other for who they are. That place is really far away, though.