I watch the news everyday (mostly because I don't have cable) and I really would like to know what's going on? People really don't have anything to live for. An intruder is shot and killed by the home owner. A teen commits suicide due to bullying. Politicians are debating about issues that don't affect them and then there's the 'neutral' force called the media that delivers all this news in such an non-sympathetic or empathetic tone. I'm telling you, watching the news is a definite way to sink into a depression state.
Would you know if someone you were around was depressed?
Instead of looking for some sad faced person on google, I used my own picture. You can't tell if a person is depressed just by looking at them. And I've researched the "signs" and half of them just seem like the person just doesn't want to be bothered. Nonetheless, depression is a very real illness and can be treated with medicine. It's my belief that you can fix your own battles with depression. Look around you and take inventory. When the things around you are no longer benefiting you, you have to make a conscious choice of what will make you happy. For instance, if your job is making you miserable, you can't just quit; you have bills to pay. So how do you cope with a job that's making you physically unhealthy.
If it were me (remember this is a blog based on experience) I would prepare each day by realizing that this job holds a very important place in your life. It's your life-line. Your bread and butter, your credit card payments, your car note. Put on a motivational song while you get dressed - I like Yolanda Adam's song the Battle Isn't Yours. On your way to work, imagine the ideal day. And while you're on the clock, think of all the things you will be allotted to do with your paycheck. Whether it's paying your bills, getting your hair done, or whatever. When you look at things differently, the things you look at will change.
Once you realize that you have the upper hand on your life and the things that happen while you're living it, depression will become a thing of the past for you. Try it. I was depressed about my weight, but until I get off my ass and change it, being depressed about it isn't going to change it. Life isn't going to make you smile all the time. You will fall and you will be defeated but it's the fight in you that determines your tomorrow.
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