Depression is fast becoming a common ailments these days. As the world is progressing at a fast pace, the stiff competition in almost every field is becoming more and more common than ever. In such a scenario, most of us may face failure in our endeavors.
Depression is considered as a dreaded mental condition wherein the person adopts an extremely negative outlook for the life, turn introvert, stops all kind of social interaction, retreats into a cocoon and starts living in his own sad world.
Basically, if you observe it carefully, depression is a state of helplessness. It emanates from the condition when one found himself in a total helpless situation, something he is unable to change by any means.
Depression is the result of a series of mental setbacks, failures and disappointments in one’s personal or professional life.
For the outsiders, it is only s sorry state of affairs which can be overcome with positive and persistent effort. However, for the person who is actually suffering from depression, it appears to be a never ending situation.
As a result, the person surrenders himself to his fate and stop making any effort to better his situation. You can say that in this state of mental depression, the feeling of helplessness become extremely dominant and powerful.
So is there any hope through meditation ? Well here is a four steps strategy :
First of all, let me clarify that depression is not an easy problem and it should never be taken lightly.
If you or someone close to you is suffering from depression, you must understand that it is actually a dreaded mental ailment which can wreak havoc in your life.
So first of all, recognize this fact: Depression can cause very serious damage to your life.
So take immediate action and consult a qualified doctor for taking proper medication. It is really really important.
Be Physically Active
Apart from consulting your doctor and discussing with him the problem you are facing on mental front, you must make some important changes in your life.
Your body was not designed to sit idle and indulge in sedentary activities. It was designed to do as much physical work as it can. If you are not doing any physical exercise these days: start now.
If you are suffering from meditation, it is uber important to do some kind of exercise.
Do yoga, aerobic, weights or push ups.
If you can’t do these, at least go for a walk in the morning.
Move your body. Make it do some physical work.
Thirdly, don’t live in a cocoon. Be social.
Being introvert is not bad. But having a few friends is always better than none at all.
Man is a social animal. Being social make us feel worthwhile.
If you can’t go outside, go online. Open a Facebook page, Start twitter or just hang out on zillions of social websites. Make some contact.
Make some friends.
Remember the world is full of bad people. You will find cruel, insensitive, selfish and mean people in every corner of earth.
However, on the other side of coin, you will also find loving, caring, selfless, altruist, sincere, down-to-earth and helpful people on that very corner of earth.
A man or woman with a heart of gold may be only a click away.
Well in essence, go social. Even, if it is in a limited way, go social.
Finally, start meditation.
If I tell you the truth, Meditation is just like a prayer.
Meditation may not change the things for you…but it will certainly change YOU for the things.
Meditation helps you understand your true nature.
It helps you realize the banalities of the world. The uselessness of many things you might be craving for today.
It helps you understand the ephemeral character of life.
It teaches you that no matter how dreaded, sad, disappointing and bleak the present circumstances is, in the ultimate analysis ‘THIS TOO WILL PASS’.
Meditation makes you realize this ongoing play of existence called life.
To overcome you depression :
(1) Take proper medication from a qualified doctor,
(2) Start some kind of physical exercise,
(3) Be social; and
The above four shall make a speedy recovery.
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