THROUGH THE EYES OF DEPRESSION
My eyes grow heavier as I feel myself slipping away into a
depression have a poor appetite. I can easily not eat until after 4pm in the afternoon having not realized I had not eaten. If I can just make it to work on-time, I can fake it the rest of the day and those I come into contact with will believe I am in good spirits and all is well in my life.
everyday wont be so hard on my tomorrow.
You have to keep moving forward
EVEN WHEN YOUR LIFE SEEMS FULL OF DESPAIR
EVEN WHEN IT DOESN'T SEEM WORTH IT
EVEN WHEN EVERYTHING AROUND YOU IS FALLING APART
EVEN WHEN YOU JUST WANT TO GIVE UP
EVEN WHEN YOU FEEL YOU CANNOT TAKE ANOTHER STEP
EVEN WHEN YOU FEEL YOU CAN NO LONGER COPE
productive task everyday, no matter how small it may seem.
thirty minutes. (Building up to 3x per week)
8. The eighth key to surviving depression is to expose yourself to at least 15
minutes of sun everyday.
down for no longer than a 24-48 hour period and then moving forward no
disease, there is nothing wrong with me and I have to try harder to turn my
dreams into a reality.
Long Suffering is a strength and not a weakness. As I speak of long
suffering, I am specifically referring to this term from a biblical
standpoint. Often times trials and tribulations permeate our lives and
it may seem as though we are standing alone. We feel we are by ourselves
to deal with the blows this unfair life deals us. The reality is, we
are never alone even when our darkest hour has come and help is nowhere
to be found. Long suffering shapes our character and tests our absolute
faith in God.
Long suffering takes courage, but teaches patience and endurance equipping us with the wherewithal mentality we need to; overcome obstacles, defeat the enemy and know beyond a shadow of a doubt that God will never forsake us. God helps us when we suffer beyond the limits of our own strength. We have all been sufficiently equipped with all that is needed to fulfill our purpose on the earth, achieve our personal dreams and annihilate anything that would keep us from our best. You possess the courage, fortitude, inner strength and stamina required to complete your life journey. You must stay on your course and avoid distractions and pitfalls designed to derail your future plans and successes. It is essential that you fight every day to keep your eyes on the prize. The prize is happiness, freedom and the fulfillment of your potential. Long suffering will become your biggest testimony.
You cannot give up, you are so close to a breakthrough and the pouring down of blessings from the heavenly father. It may seem hopeless, it may look impossible, it may be against all odds but nothing is too hard for our God. God moves mountains, divinely intervenes, and causes your enemies to build you up. Long suffering will get you where you should be and take you places you never imagined. You are far too important to Almighty God to stop short of receiving all that He has for you. I implore you to continue going above and beyond when you feel unappreciated and continue giving from your heart of gold. God will pour out a blessing where there is not room enough to receive it all.
The best help you can give someone who suffers from depression is to just be there. Show them you care by checking on them from time to time. Try to understand what they are going through and don't judge them or offer advice or try to fix them. They already feel alone and isolated. They already feel like an outcast because everything is a struggle: to get out bed, take a shower, get dressed, make breakfast. They HATE being depressed and feel like a burden to EVERYONE. Let them know they are not a burden and you genuinely care. The worst thing you can do to a depressed person is to ignore them or break a promise you made.