How often do you feel overwhelmed with life? As someone with Bipolar Disorder, my medication generally helps me maintain a healthy balance of doldrums and happy times. But sometimes things just get so overwhelming that I wonder exactly what it is that keeps people going. Whether it’s a house that starts to nickel and dime you to death (as ours is right now) when you don’t have the money to fix it or perhaps it’s an illness that just keeps knocking you down. Whatever it is, what do you do to maintain a healthy outlook.
While I still believe in heroes to vanquish evil, like my Scarlet Pimpernel here, I try to find more realistic things to focus on when it comes to good things happening. I’ve taken to just having the attitude of “it is what it is,” and that the Creator is going to help me get through it. I’ve learned that positive thoughts from all over can help a lot. I’ve seen the power of positive thoughts work many times. However, I do confess to feeling a little short on positive thoughts. It’s one of those how many times do you get kicked and knocked down before you just stay down to avoid getting kicked again.
There is so much hate and negativity in our world today. People don’t realize it, but it has a negative impact on them more than they realize. While it’s a simplistic thought, Rodney King was right…can’t we just get along. I realize this post probably reads as depressing, but it’s written more from a philosophical standpoint as I struggle to convince myself that things will work out. That we won’t lose our home, that we’ll be able to get Baby into college, that the important things, such as relationships, don’t crumble and fall by the wayside.
So tell me how you avoid depression. What is it you do to turn a negative into a positive?