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By: Jeff Cohen
Jan 24, 2007, 22:15


Studies shows that people suffering from depression usually want to have a life that is not their own. They try to mimic a person’s life and try to compare themselves to other people.


Depression comes with sleeplessness, dejection, and unhappiness, sometimes with suicidal tendencies. It is usually a state of hopelessness and unhappiness.


Depression usually makes a you feel worn-out. You might not even be aware that you are already losing your sense of purpose.


Losing a sense of purpose in life is losing the direction where a you want to go. It draws you to lose your drive to live.


You should internalize and assess his talents and skills. This will help you discover again your talents and the things you can do. Doing this will help you cope up and gain is purpose again to live.


It is good to understand priorities. Setting and maintaining them will give you direction to live your life reasonably.


Depression usually comes along with anxiety. Psychologists agree that treating depression is easy when it comes with anxiety, because anxiety is a treatable mood disorder.


There are different Emotional Therapy programs that treat patients who have depression.


Enrolling in a self-helped program is one way of getting out of depression. Here are the things that can help you to recover from depression:


  1. Stop feeling sorry for yourself.
  2. Learn to forgive. Remember that no one is perfect. It is okay to commit mistakes. What is important is learning from them.
  3. Think in a positive way. Whatever happens, always think that there is a hidden purpose for everything that is going on.
  4. Stop worrying about the future. Worrying for the future will make a person neglect the good things that currently surrounds him.

  5. Do not mind what others think. Worrying about others’ opinion will not do any good. Remember that the saying “you cannot please everybody” is true.
  6. Smile more. Smiling is the best therapy to any sickness. It relaxes the body.
  7. Learn to love yourself. Remember that before a person can love others, he needs to love himself first. He cannot share something that he does not have.
  8. Do meditation. This is a very helpful therapy because it relaxes the mind from worries.
  9. Be strong to fight negative thoughts. The greatest challenge when treating depression is controlling your own mind. You need strength to fight negative things that enters the mind.

  10. Learn to appreciate. Every person is unique and special. Do not think of yourself as inferior to others. Focus on the things that are present rather than the things that are not there.


Following these simple tasks can help you to recover from depression. Remember that treating depression is not an overnight recovery. A long self-help treatment requires patience and determination.


Make a list of the things that causes happiness, sadness, and worries. Compare each list.


Life is not a bed of roses. It is a battle of good and bad experiences. You need to be strong and adopt positive thoughts. Fighting back against the voices within that triggers panic and depressive mood is not easy. However, you need to have determination in order to live life to the fullest.

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