Depression affects people in so many different ways that we don’t even see. Living with depression makes simple tasks, like cleaning up, really hard. One severe depression sufferer, aka too***busyandviceversa, finally stepped up to clean his/her messy room, and felt ‘so at peace’ afterwards.

The Imgur user uploaded a photo of his/her room before and after cleaning up, where there are so many empty bottles, paper, and clothes on the floor that you can barely see the ground. “I suffer from a severe mental disorder and have a really hard time with cleaning and doing other kinds of household work,” too***busyandviceversa wrote. “My room ha[s] been this messy for several months because I can’t push myself to take care of it. But this Friday I decided to finally do it!”

After they cleaned up, there was a striking difference. “You can finally see that I have a floor! Say hi to my teddy Nalle on the bed,” the user wrote. “I know its not a big mental health victory, but for me it means the world to just be able to have my door open if people come over. I feel so at peace right now, just wanted to share with all of you wonderful imgurians! Me 1 – Depression 0!”

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“I suffer from severe depression and have a really hard time with cleaning and doing other kinds of household work”

“My room ha[s] been this messy for several months because I cant push myself to take care of it. But this Friday i decided to finally do it!”

“Me 1 – Depression 0!”

“You can finally see that I have a floor! Say hi to my teddy Nalle on the bed! I know its not a big victory, but for me it means the world to just be able to have my door open if people come over. I feel so at peace right now, just wanted to share with all of you,” – later wrote too***busyandviceversa.

This post went viral (350K+ views) and inspired other people to clean their messes too

One tumblr user did the same and posted the before and after pics

Image credit: queengreendown

“The top photo is what happens when your days bleed into each other and you keep putting things off because of classical depression signs – lethargy and sadness. And the bottom is what happens when you decide that succumbing to your mental illness is enough.”