Depression is a part of life. Whether you are old, young, rich, poor, attractive, or not attractive, you will still feel depressed some point in your life. It's perfectly normal as it is a part of life. What is not normal is dwelling into depression long enough to feel like you are in a deep dark abyss of suicidal emotions that chain you down from rising above your current situations. As someone who has been, lost someone, and is with someone who has had suicidal tendencies and attempts, I can speak on personal experience rather than theory. There is a secret to overcoming depression. What's the catch?
The secret to overcoming depression is not in any purchased ebook, any step-by-step guide, it's not in a magical pill, and is sure not in any magazine or catalog. The secret to overcoming depression isn't bought or taught. What is the secret to overcoming depression? Taking control of your life.
Taking Control Of Your Life
With depression comes submission and stagnation. It's a vicious cycle of being depressed about your situation, being too depressed to improve your situation, then followed by being more depressed that your situation has not changed. In order to overcome depression we must take control of our emotions, actions, and perception. We allow the situation dictate our life, rather than us dictating our situation.
It's Tough When Done Wrong
Fact is, getting out of depression is tough. It is probably the hardest thing you have ever done in your entire life. It takes days, weeks, months, hell....even an entire lifetime to get out of. Why is it so hard? Because people focus so hard on trying to change how they feel without trying to change what it is that is making them feel that way. Depressed because you are lonely? Instead of trying to convince yourself that being lonely is okay, work on your social skills and find people to make conversation with. I promise you, the latter option is better than the prior. It is both easier and maintainable. You will always fall back into depression if you just keep trying to convince yourself it is okay to be lonely, but if you improve your social skills you will ALWAYS be able to find new friends.
The secret to overcoming depression cannot be bought, nor can it involve ignoring the issues that cause your depression to begin with. The secret to overcoming depression is taking control of your life and changing what needs to be changed in order to remove what caused your depression. Instead of focusing on being okay with your circumstance, change the circumstance. This life is yours and it's about time you claim it.