Does it take effort to get better? Does it take effort to get out of depression? I say no. I say it takes no effort. What requires effort and energy, is to stay depressed. It is very difficult to stay miserable. It is not easy to see why we keep ourselves miserable, but it is difficult to stay that way. To be happy and be completely yourself, that takes no effort at all. I realize this as I am exhausted wearing masks all day. But on the rare occasions when I take my mask off, no effort is needed, everything flows and is natural. To be well requires no effort in my opinion.