Defeat Depression with 6 Life-Saving Steps
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Depression can turn your life into a deep, dark quagmire with no way out. You may believe all hope is lost if you suffer from depression, but you can defeat depression with six life-saving steps that will keep you from sinking further into the quagmire of Hell.
Depend on Others
When you are depressed, you keep your feelings hidden deep within your soul. Sometimes you may put on a brave act or fake smile, but you are hurting and believe nobody really understands or cares. When you are depressed, your life is in emotional turmoil and you have to depend on the help of other people to lift you up and pull you out.
Let others lift you up: You cannot fight depression alone. It will kill you! The darkness and danger of depression will take over your soul and control your life. You have to let others lift you up. When you depend on others spiritually, mentally, and physically, you lift your soul, mind, and body out of the quagmire of darkness.
Let others pull you out: When you carry the burden and stigma of depression all alone, you sink deeper into darkness. You have to let others pull you out of your quagmire. Depending on others does not mean you are weak. By letting others help pull you out of depression you are saving your life.
Engage with Others
When you are depressed you shut others out of your life. When you don't communicate or associate with friends or family, you give up on life because you feel you have no purpose. When you are depressed, your think your life has no value or meaning and you have to engage with others to feel wanted and feel needed.
Engage with others to feel wanted: Depression keeps you isolated from your family and friends. When you are depressed the value you once placed on your life doesn't exist. It is easy to no longer feel wanted and sink deeper into depression, but if you engage with others, the value you thought you lost will once again mean something. When you engage with others, you will see just how wanted you really are.
Engage with others to feel needed: When you are depressed, you life is turned upside down. You feel you that nobody needs you anymore. The quagmire of depression has swallowed you up and you think your life is meaningless. However, you have to engage with others to bring meaning to your life. When you engage with others, you feel needed. You will see that the same people you shut out of your life, really love and need you once you begin to open up.
Find Solace with Others
Depression is not a one-way street. If you a depressed, it may seem your life is filled with roadblocks and dead-ends. You have to realize, you are not alone in your fight to survive the quagmire that has swallowed up your life. When you are depressed, you believe you are by yourself fighting demons, but when you find solace with others you will find comfort and empathy.
Find solace with others for comfort: Being depressed is a lonely existence. When you are depressed, all you want is to be left alone, but all you are doing is sinking deeper. You have to be accepting of comfort from others. If you find solace with others by accepting comfort, the need to be alone will dissipate. Let others bring comfort to your life, let them give you comfort by providing a hug or just by being available. When you accept comfort from others, you will feel alive.
Find solace with others for empathy: A lot of people are going through the same thing you are. Depression is not selective. It is not one-size fits all. When you find solace from someone who has been there, they empathize with you. They know what you are going through and how to help you understand and get through the dark times. They can help you stay out of the quagmire by fighting your demons with you. When you have lost you willpower and hope, don't give up, find solace with other for empathy.
There is light at the end of your tunnel of darkness. Depression does not have to win or control your life. You can stop sinking further into the quagmire of Hell by following the six life-saving steps. You must depend on others to lift you up and pull you out of darkness, you have to engage with others to feel wanted and needed, and when you think there is no hope, you need to find solace with others for comfort and empathy.