What do you do when positive mental attitude is not enough
…to bring you out of the depths of depression or the depressed feeling you have? When putting one step in front of the other is torturous work. When the things that use to work that brought you out of doldrums quit working.
You know all the stuff
Your mental outlook is good and you know you will be better, but you wonder when? Then you feel better but then you wonder when the other shoe is going to drop?
How do I get from point A to point B?
My family keeps telling me to snap out of it; Well if it was that easy, don’t you think I would do it? Do I go see a doctor? And if so, will they understand how I really feel when I really don’t know how I feel. What about a psychiatrist? Will they really listen to me or just try to fill me up with some type of drugs? What about my church minister, Ministers are schooled in helping, right? I know God loves and cares for me, that’s not the problem.
So what is the problem?
Well if I knew that, there wouldn’t be a problem, would there? What if it’s something so buried in my psyche that I just am not able to turn it lose? What if it’s some buried fear I have that wants to continue to torment me. What if I quit chasing some big huge silly dream or vision I have.
I just quit with the what ifs? And accept life challenges as they come and really live the serenity prayer – “God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference.”
This is how I start the battle against depression every day. Please send me an email, post in the comments, sign up for our newsletter letting me know how you deal with depression.