Fight Back Against Depression: I am one of those people who can easily slip into a negative state of mind. A slight malfunction or problem can land a cloud of doom descending upon me, a cloud that I find difficult to push away and remove. This article looks at ways we can fight back, to quickly get us back into a happy mode.
I used to be a very delicate character, some people say that I was scared of my own shadow too. I was always mad that people were talking about me and laughing behind my back.
Even though my parents are brilliant, I was not a happy child or a happy teenager. I am so unlucky that you are watching or so I thought. I wandered in such a way as if the world had given me something and often I would feel very sorry for myself. I was bullied at school, it was more mental bullying than anything physical. I am sure most people also get upset and deal with it. This will leave me in a state of panic and depression. To look back, I must say that I was a little bit crazy in reality.
I decided that was enough by my mid-twenties and decided that it was time to get tough. I could not continue my life as long as I was, as I was probably dead by the time I was fifty.
Fight Back Against Depression
Then I learned about a self-help program to increase my overall confidence and self-esteem. I wanted to learn more about stress management, thinking about depression, relaxation, and being successful in life.
Everything I got in the next twelve to eighteen months would change my life forever.
These are the things I had to do:
I had to stop feeling sorry for myself. Yes, I am not perfect but who is.
I had to think more positively.
I had to stop worrying about the future.
I had to stop caring about what other people think of me.
I needed to smile more.
I needed to learn to relax. I now use meditation for this purpose.
I had to learn to like myself.
I needed to become strong to fight the negative thoughts that were in my mind.
I needed to appreciate what I had, instead of focusing on what I had in life.
I started implementing the above and it did not bring me to any end. That terrible cloud of doom still descended, however, once a month. When it comes down, I now write two lists. What I am happy in life and what I am sad or upset about. I then analyze both lists and more often than not, I’m really overreacting.
In the end, life is a fight. There are good times and bad times. We need to become stronger and think more positively. We have to fight back against those who threaten us and against the voices in our heads that are trying to terrorize us. It is not easy, although with determination people can change their lives just like me.
I used to feel angry towards those who harassed me at school. I feel pity for them now. They are bad apples and I pray for them. I pray that God will one day cleanse them.