Get Over Depression With This One Simple Tip

get rid of depression!Depression sucks. Let's face it, we've all been there. Sitting on your laptop, hopeless, alone, and completely without an answer of your life's purpose. Watching your friends on facebook running and playing around on the beach, while you're at home - in your pajamas - microwaving dinner.

I have lately made an unexpected discovery that has helped me to stop getting coiled deeper into the gloom of depression. In this column, I will write about this, and I sincerely hope it will help people like you to finally start leading a much happier life - free from fear, sadness, judgment, and of course, the despair that comes from depression.

The first thing to understand about depression is that it's 100% dependent on your perspective of the world. It's really not a "medical" condition, and it's definitely NOT something that can be treated with positive encouragement. Been there, done that.

The root cause of depression is simply because we are more self-aware of ourselves and our surroundings than the average person. This oftentimes leads to inaccurate expectations for the world that surround us, and allows us to believe things with absolute certainty and conviction.

But as with all things in life, there will always be a time when something we sincerely believed to be the truth turns south. And when this conviction is broken, we start to question our worth, our character... our life.

For example, let's say you've been married for 20 years, and just found out that your spouse had been cheating on you for the last 10 years.

Would you be depressed?

Probably, yes. But why?

Because the premise of a marriage is based on the conviction and expectation that you will not be cheated on. When you sincerely believe in something that turns out to be false, that is the cause of pain. That is the cause of depression. And psychologically speaking, that leads us to have conviction in other things (such as life is not worth living) that may not be true!

Now consider this.

What if you were always uncertain that your spouse had been cheating on you? In other words, you saw it coming?

For most people, there will be next to no pain when they actually find out the truth. In this scenario, they won't feel remotely depressed, and will simply carry on with life, happily, and with purpose.

But why?

Because they did not expect the spouse to not cheat. They did not have false certainty. And because they never had an absolute conviction of what is "the truth," they will never experience the pain.

You see, you feel the pains of depression simply because you are more self-aware. It is purely psychological and dependent on the perspective of the world.

Any medication provided by your doctor only attempts to alter your psychology in this way. But the only way to truly change and eliminate your depression is to change your perspective by understanding this one thing:

That in life, you will be screwed once in a while. Everyone does. But you will only feel pain (aka depression) if you had the conviction that "no one in the world will screw you" beforehand.

As Mark Twain famously said:

"It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble. It's what you know for sure that just ain't so."

So force yourself to think in less in a black and white manner. Don't believe everyone and everything with absolute certainty. Not everyone is purely good, and not everyone is purely evil. Neither are you. Change the perspective of your mind, and your depression will be a thing of the past.

Have a try. It might just change your life.

About the Author


Lorenzo Schwartz

Lorenzo studied journalism and nutrition. Now he's a dad in Northridge, California and occasionally contributes to local newspapers and blogs like EndHealth.

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