Positive thoughts and meditation can be your aids against depression. Positive thoughts will help you look at yourself with a different perspective, a better one.
Meditation will further help you achieve the calm and peace you seek but in a much better way. Depression will only plague you with negativity, it won’t do you good.
# Depression defined by a quote:
“I didn’t want to wake up. I was having a much better time asleep. And that’s really sad. It was almost like a reverse nightmare, like when you wake up from a nightmare you’re so relieved. I woke up into a nightmare.”
– Ned Vizzini, It’s Kind of a Funny StoryThat’s the definition of depression in a nutshell. Depression is avoiding any chance of even getting better because even asking someone for help takes a lot of effort out of the people who are suffering from it. They think that it’s better this way. Can you relate to this quote? If yes, then you need to go through the next few quotes that will help you understand why waking even to a nightmare might be better than enjoying a fake reality. These quotes can be your weapons to use in the war against depression.
# Positive Quotes against depression.
1. “Don’t be pushed around by the fears in your mind. Be led by the dreams in your heart.” – Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the HeartMany a time depression can be a result of your fears coming true. When you are defeated by those fears even once, some of you stopped making efforts. You just accepted the defeat and let it drown you in your sorrows. No, that is not the right way to live. Actually, that is no way to live. You failed, so what? You might fail again and again but one day you might get so good at it that no one would ever be able to compare. So, don’t let a minor obstacle lead you astray. Don’t give up hope. Fight for your dreams and when you achieve them these dreams will forever chase away your doubts.
2. “We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorns have roses.” – Alphonse Karr, A Tour Round My GardenPositive thoughts are the key here. It reminds us of the glass half full or half empty situation. The problem is only as dire as you perceive it to be. You can choose to be happy about the beauty of the roses or cry about the thorns pricking your fingers. When you choose to be happy about the roses, you choose to snip the thorns and make a better life for yourself. But when you would choose to cry about the thorns you throw away the rose and hence lose the chance to enjoy its beauty.
3. “Sometimes when you lose your way, you find YOURSELF.” – Mandy Hale, The Single Woman: Life, Love, and a Dash of SassA lot of depressed people are aware of the drawbacks of not helping themselves or making even a small effort to come out of depression. They don’t care. But sometimes when you have lived a privileged life only a failure or a few setbacks can help you learn. Instead of letting these failures leading you down a road to the depression let them be your lessons and stepping stones towards success. So, even when you are drowning you can see the branch that will help you survive. You just have to grab it.
4. “Of course there must be lots of Magic in the world,” he said wisely one day, “but people don’t know what it is like or how to make it. Perhaps the beginning is just to say nice things are going to happen until you make them happen. I am going to try and experiment.” – Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret GardenYou simply don’t care about what others people think about you anymore or about the consequences of what you do when you are depressed. You stop being nice to people and do everything possible to distance yourself from them. That’s a trap. A trap that will leave you alone with just your emotions and thoughts. Which is the worst thing you could do to yourself? So, think about it this way. You have been hurt by words and know how powerful they can be. When you already know how much they hurt why would you want anyone else to go through it?
5. “Don’t let mental blocks control you. Set yourself free. Confront your fear and turn the mental blocks into building blocks.” – Roopleen, Words to inspire the winner in YOUDepression is a cage. It blocks you from growing. It keeps you locked away, with you believing all the wrong things. And you stay there even when you have the key to open the lock in your hands. All you have to do is take a step to open the cage. But sometimes depression isn’t just a disorder, it encompasses you fully and you think of yourself as depression. So, you don’t take that step and choose to suffer. How has that worked out for you so far? Has it made anything better or worse? If you want to make it better, take that step. Don’t give up on yourself, don’t give up on your family and friends. They’ll be there to support you. You just have to take the step.