Depression is a complicated disease that often gets misunderstood by those who haven't struggled with it. While many understand that depression saps your wellspring of energy, the individual ways this manifests are often left overlooked.
A Twitter thread started by the user Molly Backes addressed one symptom of depression that is deeply misunderstood: The Impossible Task.
As laid out by Backes, the "Impossible Task" is something different for everyone, it often shifts by the day (or month), and sounds super mundane to outsiders.
Sometimes it's sending an email, other times it might be finishing the dishes, sending off a bill or responding to a text.