How to beat depression
There is a difference between being “normal” and being depressed as there is a difference between being alive and dead. Because depression sure feels like going straight to hell, with its flames, screams, fears and hostility. It takes the most wonderful gift of us all: it takes our lives, our “joi du vivre”, our peaceful breath that made us humans.
So, first you notice there something really rotten about your life: it is the way you feel –very rotten – and then the way you act –very rotten- and then the way you lose your friends, your job, your hobbies, pets, music, dance and it comes down again to the way you feel…The doctor tells you and your family what’s the problem, so now you know.
There are few things you must know:
- Depression is a horrible debilitating disease, but it can be treated. It is not easy, but you can be cured.
- It is not your fault, usually depression is the result of a mixture of a few factors: genetics, sensitivity, life style (lack of appropriate food or sleep), social interactions (family, friends, coworkers or classmates) and negative events or trauma.
- There is a wide range of antidepressant very efficient and with few or no side effects. One of them shall do magic for you, you just have to find out which one.
Remember that depression is due to some imbalance in the substances of the brain, which can only be solved through other substances.
- There are thousands of therapists out there and the majority of them do their job out of passion and belief. Don’t hesitate to ask for help.
- Take a good look at yourself and at your life. Every human being has some basic needs, be sure to have all these needs met. Do as much as you can only things that you want and enjoy. Don’t feel guilty about them, do things you are in the mood to do and you will soon understand why you can’t or won’t do “what everybody else does”.
- Connect or reconnect with a superior being: be it God or the Universe or whatever.
- Love yourself, be patient and have the courage to believe you are worthy of love.
Everyone tells depressed people what should do, it is easy to give advice…and advice is sometimes all they get. The person who had the misfortune to go through depression often needs just some good words, a warm and loving voice.
Therefore … just take good, good care of yourself!