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Get Lucky by Learning How to Handle Depression

couch-potato.jpgDepression is in my opinion one of the worst sicknesses around. It causes a downhill whirlwind that digs you deeper and deeper into your self pity and causes you to rot in everyway possible. Depression takes you off track of any goals that you may have and may have been working hard to achieve. It makes you overeat, over sleep and watch way too much pointless TV. The longer the depression goes on, the worse you get and the further away it pulls you from your goals. The eating will throw off all of your health goals such as exercising and losing weight, and the sleeping and TV suck up all of your time so you have no time left to accomplish anything else.

To the outsider, a depressed person is a very sad sight. If you care about someone who is depressed you feel terrible because there is nothing you can do and if you don’t care about the person, you just want to get away from them since they bring you down.

I’m not sure where I got this from but I believe it to be the truth about depression. I believe that depression is caused by a feeling that you are not moving towards your goals fast enough. It could be that you don’t have goals and have nowhere to go. It could also mean that you have unrealistic goals that are impossible to achieve. But I think in most cases, people consciously or not have realistic goals and expectations in life. The problem here is that life does not always give you what you want. There is a famous saying that “when life gives your lemons, make lemonade”. Lucky people make the lemonade and move on to bigger and better things. Unlucky people take the lemons and don’t know what to do with them so they get depressed. Depression is the roadblock on the path toward your goals.

You will notice that one of the best ways to fight off depression is to work on a goal with determination. It doesn’t matter which goal you work on, whether it is what is holding you down or something completely unrelated, working toward any goal will cure or at least push aside your depression. That is why working out and exercising help get rid of depression and put you in a good mood. It is because you are getting healthier and everybody whether they know it or not has a need to be as healthy as possible.

To handle depression, make sure that you act as soon as the feeling sets in. Go for a run, hit the gym, or work on any other small goal that you would like to achieve and that you can see the finish line for. Each little victory moves you ahead and turns you into new person. This new person is a more successful person since he has one more victory under his belt. Make a point of becoming a better person each day and you will not have to worry about depression.

Note: Depression is a very serious matter and at times needs professional help. This article is aimed at helping people escape the beginning stages of depression and preventing depression in the future.

About the Author Amir Lehrer

I am a typical person more or less that has always tried to get away with doing the absolute minimum to get by. In school, I did my assignments last minute, I barely passes some of my tests, I crammed for everything and didn't care about retaining any information. I always wanted to be successful and get lucky but my problem was that I thought that luck and chance were synonymous. One day, all that changed when i found out that there was more to "Luck". I learned that it was possible to make your own luck and that people that were "lucky", all had very similar characteristics. I made a conscious decision to become one of those lucky people and the world started to open up. It didn't happen overnight and I'm still not there yet but at least I know what to look for and what to do. Recognizing the opportunities to get lucky is only the beginning of the battle. Now I have to train myself to jump on every opportunity and one day be truly "lucky".

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