“Be inspired by great men lives through their famous passages”

“When you are inspired by some great purpose, some extraordinary project, all your thoughts break their bonds: Your mind transcends limitations, your consciousness expands in every direction, and you find yourself in a new, great, and wonderful world. Dormant forces, faculties and talents become alive, and your discover yourself to be a greater person by far than you ever dreamed yourself to be.”

11/07/2009

Overcoming Depression and Discouragement



"Do not brood over your past mistakes and failures as this will only fill your mind with grief, regret and depression. Do not repeat them in the future."


1. Be active. Physical activity can lift you out of depression. Be active and enjoy the outdoors, especially when it's sunny. Avoid too much television or too many passive activities. Activity energizes.

2. Be social. Surrounding yourself with people, especially positive people, can keep your mind off your problems and distract you from feeling sorry for yourself. Social interactions help pull you from your depression.


“The practice of patience toward one another, the overlooking of one another's defects, and the bearing of one another's burdens is the most elementary condition of all human and social activity in the family, in the professions, and in society.” Lawrence G. Lovasik

3. Do fun activities.When you are depressed you don't want to do anything; nothing sounds enjoyable. But getting out and doing what you used to enjoy will improve your attitude and after a while you will have fun.

4. Write out your feelings. Emotions trapped inside you increase depression. Getting them out on paper can release the internal pressure. Write about your anger, grief, confusion, loss, stress, or anything else that's bothering you.

5. Surround yourself with positives. Fill your life with positive people, positive music, positive books, and positive situations. Stay away from negatives. Positive make you feel better, and you feel better the depression loses its grip.

 “Welcome every morning with a smile. Look on the new day as another special gift from your Creator, another golden opportunity to complete what you were unable to finish yesterday. Be a self-starter. Let your first hour set the theme of success and positive action that is certain to echo through your entire day. Today will never happen again. Don't waste it with a false start or no start at all. You were not born to fail.”

6. Check out your negative self-talk. Listen to what you're saying to yourself. If you are saying negative things about yourself, your world, or the future., it will make you feel worse. Putting a positive spin on life will make you feel better.

 7. Make plans and dreams for the future. Dreaming about the future can be exciting. Make a list of all the things you wish to do in the future and then plan how to make them a reality.

8. Develop your faith. Faith in God provides hope. It lifts a person above the frustrations and traumas of life. It also gives meaning to our existence. Faith pulls a person above depression and provides perspective to difficulties.

“To love means loving the unlovable. To forgive means pardoning the unpardonable. Faith means believing the unbelievable. Hope means hoping when everything seems hopeless.” G. K. Chesterton 

9. Get help if the depression persists. Meet with a pastor or priest if there are spiritual issues or a counselor if there are emotional problems or a physician for medication. It is a sign of wisdom and courage to seek help if needed.

10. Eat healthy. Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables. Avoid caffeine, sugar, junk food, and especially alcohol.

11. Get enough sleep. Exhaustion adds to depression. Sleep refreshes the body and uplifts the spirit. But too much sleep can be a sign of avoiding important issues that can get you depress.

12. Visit your physician. Depression might be a symptom of a physical problem. Hypothyroidism, an amino imbalance, or a viral infection can all cause depression.



“Remember, always give your best. Never get discouraged. Never be petty. Always remember, others may hate you. But those who hate you don't win unless you hate them. And then you destroy yourself.” Richard M. Nixon

You have it easily in your power to increase the sum total of this world's happiness now. How? By giving a few words of sincere appreciation to someone who is lonely or discouraged. Perhaps you will forget tomorrow the kind words you say today, but the recipient may cherish them over a lifetime.







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