If you’re feeling depressed, you do not have to wait around for the cloud to lift. You can take matters into your own hands. There are all kinds of ways you can instantly feel a boost when your mind feels like curling up and hiding under the bathroom sink.
When you tell someone that you’re feeling depressed, about the first thing they try to do to help you is, they try to think of some way to pay you a big compliment. Somehow though, even if it’s completely sincere, it doesn’t really mean that much to you. It doesn’t do anything much for your depression.
But you know what? Take this opportunity to test what it feels like to turn that around, and pay someone else a great compliment instead. Think about something genuine that you would like to say someone else about how they are great, how you appreciate him, and so on. Think hard about how you really mean it, and say it. If you have never tried this kind of thing before, you have no idea how great it can make you feel. It’s like an instant antidepressant.
Know the website BrainyQuote? It’s a site that’s full of quotes from the lives of great people we all admire. There are like hundreds of thousands of such inspirational quotes in there. You just need to look up something that you feel could make you feel better.
When someone else is depressed and you want to reach out and say something to make them feel better, what do you say? Usually, you try to reach deep inside for something to say that’s really philosophical, meaningful and deep.
Well, on a website that is full of quotes, you have exactly that. You have some of the deepest thoughts people have come up with for every kind of situation. The first time you go on such a website when you’re feeling depressed, you may easily spend three hours there and not even notice it.
You’ll learn about how you shouldn’t ever quit when you’re close to success, you’ll read funny and poignant quotes about how everything can fail in life and life can still go on. You’ll learn how so many people with so much less than you have made it. You’ll learn the true meaning of life. This is something they should teach you in school – that if you’re depressed, you should go to a quote resource.