Melancholy, sadness, gloom, misery, unhappiness, despair, dejection, pessimism – are some of the many words that we find ourselves using during some of those low moments in our lives. We all face difficult situations which sometimes bring us to the brink of giving up. There are times you know there is something that is causing your dispiritedness and sometimes you might have absolutely no idea why all of a sudden you could break down and cry for no reason. Nobody wants to go through that, however, we do and it’s not a nice feeling at all. Here are six winning to fight such hopelessness:
- Listen to fun and loud music
There is just something about music that can either get you into worse depression or make you feel like you are on top of the world. And if it happens to be loud music too – well you couldn’t go wrong there. So get a playlist of your fav music, put on your earphones and even if it’s a Monday give yourself a private party like it ain’t ever been given before!
- Make a decision to forget whatever is bothering you
Stress comes from continuously dwelling on what you figure is a hopeless situation. And what gets you all worked up oftentimes is that you cannot do anything about the situation and you know it. The wise thing to do then is to just leave it. If you know you cannot do anything about your current status why waste energy thinking about it. It certainly isn’t going to achieve anything except to put you on edge. With that in mind, make a conscious decision to forget all your woes and determine to rather spend your energy and effort on productive things that you at least have control over.
- Have a good cry
But before you decide to forget all your problems – have a good cry. Get it all out of your system. It could be about a job, your workmates, your spouse, children, parents, exams, debts, finances … whatever it is, let those tears fall and fill a tub if you will. Because as the tears fall, so does all the tenseness you felt and after a while – you will most definitely feel better. Do not bottle up everything – let it out.
- Surround yourself with fun people
Nothing does it like being around people who know how to have a good time. Even when there is nothing to be happy about – they are just having a ball. I remember one time I lost my job last year and the friends I had then were the kind of people who will joke about anything that losing a job won’t seem like the end of the world. Being with them during that time is what kept me sane. And the friends I have now, if we spent even a few minutes without being silly, I don’t know how we would survive, and that just makes my world go round you know. You want people who even if they have problems of their own make you laugh the whole day and if things are bad, make you realize that it’s not Armageddon just yet.
- Do what you love
Doing what you love the most helps you get your mind off things with ease. So if it’s sport, a hobby, chores, work … whatever it is – go at it with all the energy you can master! It helps you keep busy and before you know it, you would have forgotten that you had issues bothering you.
If things aren’t the way they are supposed to be, stressing about it isn’t going to make a difference. Stress will only plunge you into further emotional and health related complications. If you are going through a very difficult patch in your life and have tried all you could to move on but are finding yourself in that same state of depression, we’d like to share with you a message of hope, please click on the banner below or send us a message at chat@1Africa.tv, we’d like to walk this journey with you.