Depression is still taboo in today’s society, even with millions of people suffering from it. It’s a serious disease that shouldn’t be ignored, yet many choose to do so. There’s no question that life can hit us hard. We live in a corrupted society where not a day passes without some kind of commotion.
Stress pounds us hard each day and inevitably leads down the road to depression. However, we shouldn’t let that happen. We have the power to rewire our brain. Positive thoughts are the first step in way to beating depression. It is possible to change the way we think and help ourselves in the invisible war.
While quotes alone can’t fight depression, they can weather the blues. If you’re currently stuck fighting your mind and battling negative thoughts, know that you’re never alone. We can defeat anything if we stick together, and the ten quotes below will help you make the first step.
“Consult your hopes and dreams instead of fears. Don’t think about frustrations – think about your unfulfilled potential. Concern yourself only with what it’s possible for you to do.” Pope John XXIII.
There’s definitely no question that it’s natural to be obsessed with our problems. However, the key to not letting them overcome you is to focus on our gifts and talents instead of failures.
“Don’t wait – time will never be right for anything. Start right now with the tools you have at your disposal and you will find better ones on your journey.” George Herbert
There’s no such thing as a right time for anything. If we want to reach somewhere, we have to work with what we have. There will be new tools along the way that will help us achieve our goals.
“If I let myself fall into depression, there’s no coming out. And I will be awfully unhappy about it. That’s why I turn my face to the light and walk on.” Marianne Faithfull.
As Marianne says, we should never allow ourselves to fall into depression’s traps. Always look on the bright side of life and soldier on.
“Never hide from your dark chapters. Highlight them as proof of determination, strength, and perseverance. People need a fairytale, inspiration. Sometimes, they need to recognize that they are their hero.” Kierra C.T. Banks
We should draw inspiration from others but also from ourselves. Use your darkest moments as fuel to fight depression and you will win in the end.
“You are the sum of everything you’ve heard, seen, eaten, smelled, been told, and forgot. Everything influences us and we need to make sure our experiences are positive.” Maya Angelou.
The great Maya Angelou was certainly wise. We are influenced by everything around us. If we focus on the positives in life, the more satisfied and happier we’ll be.
“Being happy is a decision. On a day-to-day level, you choose to be happy or not.” Will Arnett.
The Hollywood star later said that his comments on happiness are in no way meant to undermine clinical depression. But, he’s right. We choose to be happy or unhappy every day. If you focus on the negative, you will surely think only negative thoughts.
“Concern should drive us into action – not depression. A man who cannot control himself is not free.” Pythagoras.
The great ancient thinker is certainly right. Our self-drive and deeds are at the center of our control. Whenever problems arise, we should choose action instead of over-thinking the problem.
Motivation to Succeed
As we already mentioned, there are plenty of ways to motivate ourselves to succeed. Wallowing in the blues won’t help much. Yes, life can be hard sometimes, but if we all acted on our problems instead of overthinking solution depression would not exist.
The quotes we shared above are in no way a cure for depression. Depression is a complex state of mind and a disease that’s more dangerous than many people think. The quotes can, however, help us with motivation and give us the energy we need to win the war against depression.