Using Positive Attitudes To Combat Stress, Depression or Anxiety
All of us, in one way or another, experience depression and anxiety, or sometimes panic attacks, especially when dealing with circumstances or struggles beyond our control. It seems as if these negative emotions are interconnected with each other, and they truly are. But in some cases, they differ in terms of their symptoms. However, these emotions bring out unlimited energy within each one of us – energy that is stored and willing to get out, be it in a positive or a negative way.
Let us analyze each of these negative emotions one by one. Depression is defined as an expression wherein a person experiences a mild or severe case of loneliness, with feelings of being unloved and unwanted. Symptoms of depression are usually withdrawal, difficulty eating or sleeping, inability to do the things one used to like to do. Some depressed people also have suicidal tendencies. When a person is depressed, his thoughts are distinctly negative.
So how can a person with a mild or severe case of depression bring out the positive energy in himself so that all of these negative emotions will not get the upper hand?
Think about this, when you have energy or the lack of it, it influences a lot of things such as your mood, your temper, your attitude or your behavior. When you have energy abundantly, you are very alert and productive and eager to do the things that you like to do. But for a person with severe depression, bringing out the unlimited energy is as difficult as walking on water.
But there’s still a lot of hope for depressive people. They still can bring out the unlimited energy stored inside so that they may able to bring back their enthusiasm for life.
Here are five processes that help to give you unlimited energy and happiness
Evaluate and analyze what you want to do in the future. Find the time to return back to your favorite hobbies and give yourself a break once in awhile by doing something you’ve never done before, such as tackling a new sport or indulging in a new experience.
Try to imagine what your future would be like. If someone wrote a book about your life, would anyone want to read it? Just make sure that the vision of your life is vivid and has clarity so that there will be no unclear messages involved.
Close your ears to negative feedback. Those people who are depressed are usually those who can’t take criticisms lightly, even if it’s constructive. Just do it literally – close your ears and say something positive about yourself. Tune out all those negative comments that you might hear from others.
Make friends. The best way to get out of depression is to go out and meet new friends. Have fun with them by participating in their favorite sports or hobbies. Likewise, return back to your old friends and talk to them when you feel depressed. This could boost your energy by just being with your friends and making the most out of life.
Evaluate what you need to do and what you don’t need to do by assessing who you are, and what you most likely have at that moment. This is in terms of your health, your wealth, and your time.