Depression is one of the main sources of unhappiness and bars us immensely from achieving what we want in our lives.
Nothing can describe the feeling of being low and being sucked into the depths of depression.
However life doesn’t have to be like that.
This isn’t some post meant to give you false hope or to give you cheesy advice when handling depression.
Instead I want to share something that’ll drag you out of depression and to not be paralyzed from it.
Dealing With Depression
One of the hardest parts of life is deciding whether to walk away or try harder. — Anonymous
We get depressed for a variety of reasons, but there is a trick to dealing with it properly. Here’s at least 7 other ones.
But my biggest trick is honestly thinking in abundance or reversing your thinking.
I know this method actually works because I did that. Twice actually.
The first time was in my late teenage years.
I had gone through a depression episode when I was 13 and up to that point my confidence was shot.
Interacting with many people wasn’t my thing and I was faking happiness.
But all that started to change when I forced myself to take a program called Katimavik.
It’s a program where you lived with 10 other people from across Canada, live in a house together and do volunteer work in a small community.
It was a huge leap forward in my life but what’s important here is the source of my determination.
Again, I forced myself onto a plane and travelled far away. That decision doesn’t come lightly unless something different happened.
My depression resulted in me losing the confidence to speak and share my mind.
Therefore I dragged myself out to change my thinking by forcing myself into a social setting where I had to talk.
This was the same case with the start of my business, three years ago.
I’ve said before that the first two years of business I don’t consider a business.
I meant that.
Primarily because I was going through depression again without realizing it.
I was so fixated on making money that I couldn’t find a way to make it. Soon enough (two years later) I started to make money because I reversed my thinking.
I stopped focusing on the options and instead asked what can I offer right now that’ll boost my income?
Reverse Your Thinking
If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change. — Wayne Dyer
Some of the best pieces of advice and progress stem from us asking questions. Whether it’s to ourselves or to others.
When we ask questions we see how silly we sound or how insightful we are.
Questions in the end will help us reverse our thinking and start thinking more in solutions.
Asking questions isn’t only contingent with depression, but many other things too.
When you ask questions, you are allowing your mind to think.
And by asking the right ones you are allowing it to expand.
This makes sense to do this when we look at depression.
Depression Is Limiting
Just because you think you are worthless doesn’t make it true. — Anonymous
I believe depression boils down to us thinking deeply about something limiting in ourselves. Whether it’s an inadequacy or a compounding of problems, it all stems to a certain pathway of thinking that we have.
But by blowing the doors open on that and start to expand our thinking, we allow ourselves to break free. It doesn’t matter if we do that through force, indirectly, or directly, the results are the same.
You are not solely restricted to a specific area.
We are meant to have ambition, and to grow. It’s up to you to get there and achieve what you want.
To your growth!
Eric S Burdon
This post is part of an 3 month writing challenge that I’m committing myself to. Every day for 3 months, I’ll be writing articles with specific criteria in mind. You can learn all about my reasoning as well as what that criteria is right here. This is 9 of 91 of this series.
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