logo
g Text Version
Beauty & Self
Books & Music
Career
Computers
Education
Family
Food & Wine
Health & Fitness
Hobbies & Crafts
Home & Garden
Money
News & Politics
Relationships
Religion & Spirituality
Sports
Travel & Culture
TV & Movies

dailyclick
Bored? Games!
Nutrition
Postcards
Take a Quiz
Rate My Photo

new
Action Movies
Bible Basics
Houseplants
Romance Movies
Creativity
Family Travel
Southwest USA


dailyclick
All times in EST

Clairvoyance: 08:00 PM

Full Schedule
g
g Depression Site

BellaOnline's Depression Editor

g

Reasons for Living


Having depression is... depressing. Anyone suffering a chronic illness - mental or physical - understands that the constant focus on a health problem can be quite taxing. Living with depression is draining, treatment and maintenance is tiresome, and the stress can sometimes be simply overwhelming.

In order to cope with all that depression demands of us, we need to have something to sustain us. We need a reason to push through the pain. We need a positive focus on the worst days. In a word, we need to have hope. In order to have hope, though, we may need inspiration or encouragement. The reminders in this article will help you to find it on the days you can't find it for yourself.

A Few Reminders for Hope

Your breath, your heartbeat, your life - daily reasons to remember that the life you have can be a gift rather than a burden.

Although you may not laugh today, you just might be able to laugh tomorrow.

Think of the seasons, the rotating planet, and remember, life is always changing and your situation eventually will too.

You are worthy of being happy.

Even though it may feel that way on your loneliest day, you are not truly alone.

Take a moment to stand in the sun and remember that the same force that powers the sun can save you from even the deepest despair.

Millions of people suffer from depression and you are not abnormal for having it.

It's okay to cry. Allowing yourself to weep is not a sign of weakness.

Having one bad day or even one bad week does not undo any of your progress.

Allow yourself to indulge in a few of your favorite things: a cherished song, a good book, a delectable dish; treat yourself with love.

On the days when everything you feel is negative, remember that it is depression filtering the truth.

You never know how you will positively impact someone else's life... perhaps you already have.

Remember to be kind, gentle, and patient with yourself, even if no one else is.


Add Reasons+for+Living to Twitter Add Reasons+for+Living to Facebook Add Reasons+for+Living to MySpace Add Reasons+for+Living to Del.icio.us Digg Reasons+for+Living Add Reasons+for+Living to Yahoo My Web Add Reasons+for+Living to Google Bookmarks Add Reasons+for+Living to Stumbleupon Add Reasons+for+Living to Reddit




RSS | Related Articles | Editor's Picks Articles | Top Ten Articles | Previous Features | Site Map


For FREE email updates, subscribe to the Depression Newsletter


Past Issues


print
Printer Friendly
bookmark
Bookmark
tell friend
Tell a Friend
forum
Forum
email
Email Editor


Content copyright © 2014 by Rayna H. Battle. All rights reserved.
This content was written by Rayna H. Battle. If you wish to use this content in any manner, you need written permission. Contact Rayna H. Battle for details.

g


g features
Parenting While Depressed

Emotional Support Animals

Face Facts, Change Perspective

Archives | Site Map

forum
Forum
email
Contact

Past Issues
memberscenter


vote
Poetry
Daily
Weekly
Monthly
Less than Monthly



BellaOnline on Facebook
g


| About BellaOnline | Privacy Policy | Advertising | Become an Editor |
Website copyright © 2014 Minerva WebWorks LLC. All rights reserved.


BellaOnline Editor