Depression...it's not what you think.
At least once in the lifetime, we all go through something which we believe we can’t deal with. We feel like giving up on everything even life. This spell always begins with the anger then it knocks the door of despondency and without realizing, finally we slip into the hands of depression.
Depression isn’t the person screaming out for help. It’s the silent person dealing with battles they’re still trying to understand themselves.
Depression is the phase where we turn into “a living dead”. We fail to understand our own senses, our own emotions and feel dejected. We do breathe but do not live. Even the God seems to plot against us during that phase. We start attracting negative energy and gradually we feel like giving up on life.
It’s upon us not to hit our psychological mode.
Let’s try to fight with something that is standing between us and life. We can make depression a strength to stand again, a hope even in moments that seem hopeless.
It’s easy said than done, but still, we must never stop trying. Instead of choosing the harder path, let’s follow some simple and easy steps to fight with pessimism.
Meditate:I’ve time and again heard people saying “Start meditating and things will be fine” but sporadically they follow this practice. We keep ourselves so busy that we feel we have no time to meditate. But honestly, we must contemplate. Meditation unwinds our mind, body and soul. It helps us understand the situation palpably. With meditation, we can have control over our emotions. We attract positive energy and make our mind pragmatic and healthy. Meditation will give us an unerring sense of direction.
Music:Believe it or not, sometimes music sways our mood. Whenever we look ourselves with sombre expressions we must not listen to sad numbers that make our heart heavy instead we must go for the music that electrifies our mood. Music that compels us to tap our feet. We might have to push our mind for such notes but after few peppy numbers we will get into that mood and feel lighter. Music is a stress buster.
Eat what you love:It’s chucklesome but we must try this once. Next time, when we start feeling sad we must stop ourselves from entering into the next level of melancholy. We can treat our taste buds with our favorite dish and give our mood a kick.
Meet happy faces:This is the hard-hitting and the most effective way of fighting with the devil inside us. We surely will have to give a very tough time to ourselves convincing for the same. In the phase when we shun everyone, if someone asks us to” meet and greet” people, it’s exasperating but let’s just do it. Meet sunny faces who will take us away from our problems and make our face glow.
Stop punishing ourselves:“Locking oneself up in the room” is the harshest punishment we can give our mind body and soul. We don’t need to take the blame for everything. It’s okay to be alone for a while but “a house arrest” is not justified. Breathe in the fresh air. Be free.
Plan a trip:Go to a place where we have never been before. The change in surroundings will soothe our nerves. Make memories all over the world.
Cry and let go:It’s alright to shed tears. We must not keep our tears inside and make our heart heavy. Cry and let go of the past. Someone has rightly said, “if you cannot laugh at the same joke again and again then why to cry for the same reason again and again”. Cry, breathe and let go. Life will anyway not stop playing with you.
Self-Love:Last but not the least “we must learn to love ourselves”. No one on this earth has right to make us feel worthless and no one can hurt us without our permission. We are in charge of our own happiness. God has given us life not to waste on grieving forever. Our life has a purpose. Remember that.
Happiness and sadness are the two sides of the same coin called “life”. We will not be able to cherish our happiness if we will continue loving our sadness. God has given one life. Cherish it, live it, value it. Remember, some people aren’t as lucky as we are.
Make the depression a strength in you because there’s nothing harder than overcoming demons within yourself.