So many reasons and series of events and situations; leave us with being a sadder, lonelier and depressed individual. Making it the worst in some cases that we tend to hate ourselves; blame ourselves; and choose to make our life miserable. Do you really think emotional problems like depression; anxiety and anger are somethings that we should give control to for the rest of our lives just because of a bad past? Don’t you think you deserve the right to deal with your depression; and find out how beautiful and short our lives are; and be a happier individual even when things are not right?
You surely do..
There are certain times in life like a traumatic event of your past or just your loneliness; all adding up towards taking your happiness away. Every individual has their own definition of happiness, be it the road trip to your favorite countryside or just that little moment where you had one of the best talks with your loved one; it’s all under your control to define it and live in it. Also, everyone has their own definition for- their loved one. You may call it being your mother, friend, your cat or maybe just you yourself in the mirror; once you know what you have and what’s the best for you; no one else decides the best for you but YOU.
Things tend to go wrong in everyone’s life; at every phase as we must deal with challenges. It’s all up to you on how you tend to choose and deal with them. Being an optimist will help you live in that moment however being a pessimist will surely ruin today and maybe even tomorrow, if there is.
There are certain ways which help individuals stay put even when things are not going right.
Saying phrases to yourself like-
- Some of the things are going right
- This too shall pass
- I must take care of myself at least
- Allowed to talk it out
- I’ve got this my way
- Something good will surely come out of this
- This cannot go for too long
Train your mind and body to function accordingly. Thus, positive energy; will surely direct your state of mind and health in the right direction. Always watching out for new opportunities and letting go off the past; tends to fix most issues and make life easy going and happy for you. A depressed, worried and anxious YOU won’t be in the right state to even make use of a good opportunity in your plate. The low self-esteemed you will have your eyes shut to every opportunity and that’s not what you want.
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If things havent been in your favour for a while and you feel low or depressed, then thats perfectly fine as most of us suffer from this disease. What we most importantly need to remember is:
Depression is no joke
It is a very serious matter that must be considered and taken account of. Depression doesn’t come with a choice; it could affect anyone as its common in today’s time; it could be based on no cause at all; and you can’t expect a fix in minutes or days. The whole process of recovery takes a while as a gradual progress lasts long; but the good news is that it responds to treatment. However, most people barely seek for professional help making it one of the most common mental illnesses worldwide.
The busy robotic routines of our lives with little time for emotion and bare work life balance; makes it even harder to stay safe from falling into this deep dark hole.
Now you may ask, how do I know whether I’m depressed or not? What if I’m not sure about how i feel?
Well, according to psychologists certain symptoms like:
- Feeling of helplessness and hopelessness
- Sleep changes
- Weight changes
- Anger/ Irritability
- Concentration problems
- Feeling lethargic
Show that you may be suffering from depression. However, it’s not something to be embarrassed about as we all tend to suffer from different diseases and the best way to deal with it is to accept it and treat it with a positive spirit.
I may sound like its too easy but it’s not and that’s completely understandable. But baby steps towards self-growth and self-love are worth the effort and time. A happier, more appreciative, more positive YOU will not only make your life brighter and better; but will also work as a ray of sunshine for the lives of people around you.
If you are looking for a HAPPIER YOU with a way to deal with depression; then Diener’s five factors will help you ensure a happier and satisfied living.
- Social relationships
- Society and culture
- Positive thinking styles
Dealing with such a major issue is no easy task; however if you stick to an ambition of becoming a better version of yourself everyday; you’ll be a step closer to saving yourself from a depressed state; and becoming a happier YOU.
Give this a read to help you further: How To Get Rid Of Depression?