Sometimes people believe that depression is simply a lack of willpower that if only they could power through this thing they could cure themselves of depression. However this is rarely the case. There’s a misconception that depressed people are simply lazy, that they’re not putting enough effort or energy forth towards their life but this isn’t really what it’s about. In fact, overcoming depression is less about working harder than it is working smarter. It’s about working with the trained professional to help you evaluate how you ended up depressed. Are there aspects from your past, from your family, is they’re simply a biological tendency or their disappointment that you’ve suffered in your life? Your therapist helps make you aware of some these contributing factors to your depression and then your therapist helps you come up with a specific game plan to treat that, to set realistic goals, and then check in with your therapist so they can help you troubleshoot where you get stuck in moving forward. One of the aspects it’s essential in treating depression is helping the client to take a more active role in his or her life. For instance and moving through depression in may be important for that client to set realistic exercise goals, dietary goals, and maybe about helping that client to get the encouragement to get the optimism to go apply for a job, or to work through difficult issues with the family member or a partner. So largely when it comes to depression a lot it comes down to how can the individual, coming from a stuck place, learn to get unstuck enough to take those challenges in life head on.