Have you ever fought a battle with depression? I”ve had my
battles with mental misery and it”s no fun!
It”s incredibly difficult trying to succeed in your
business or in building relationships when depression has
you cowering under its torrential rains of gloom. When
you”re depressed it takes much of your energy just trying
to survive your inner battles with the blues. This can
cause you to become absentminded – thus sabotaging your
ability to succeed in your career or in a needed
That”s bad news! However, I”ve discovered a winning
strategy to overcome the dark storms of depression. This
article offers 10 depression-blasters that can help blow
the clouds of gloom away.
Here”s my list of powerful anti-depression weapons:
1. Turn your focus from yourself to others.
If you”re focused on yourself, the view is too small. It”s
the view that counts! Are you near-sighted? Even if you
don”t feel like focusing on other people”s needs and how
you can help them, do it anyway. You will be in for a
2. Take care of your health.
Depression can be aggravated by failure to take care of our
basis health needs. Be sure to get enough sleep, exercise
and eat healthy foods.
3. Simplify your life.
Trying to keep up with others” standards of living can be
very depressing. Instead of trying to get more and more
stuff, try simplifying your life. Henry Thoreau wisely
observed: “Our life is frittered away by detail…
4. Say “goodbye” to destructive thoughts.
It”s been said that we are what we eat. It”s also true that
we become what we think. Thomas Jefferson advised that
“nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude
from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man
with the wrong mental attitude.”
5. Learn the art of true friendship.
Thomas Jefferson also believed that “Friendship is
precious, not only in the shade, but in the sunshine of
6. Repair Your Bridges.
Where possible make things right. Tell those you”ve wronged
that you are sorry and ask for forgiveness.
7. Seek medical advice if needed.
Depression can be increased by conditions such as low
levels of thyroxin and hormonal changes.
Don”t hold grudges. Unforgiveness destroys the unforgiving
person. It never helped anyone.
9. Be thankful.
If anyone had a reason not to be thankful it was Helen
Keller. At nineteen months of age she lost her sight and
hearing as a result of an illness. But this was her
attitude toward her handicaps: “I thank God for my
handicaps, for through them, I have found myself, my work
and my God.” In spite of her severe limitations, she become
an author and traveled over the world as a spokeswoman on
behalf of the disabled.
10. Use the owner”s manual.
The Bible is the owner”s manual for mankind. For example,
in the book of Proverbs you”ll find a goldmine of inspired
advice on how to succeed in life and business written by
one of the wisest and richest men who ever lived – King
Are you living under gloomy skies of mental misery? When
dark clouds of depression come into your life, blow them
away with these 10 powerful depression-blasters.