Do You Have a Purpose?

I have met a lot of depressed people in my time.  With everything else being different, there seems to be a common theme.  Depressed people seem to have lost their purpose for living.

Grant you, they may be depressed because of circumstances or because of chemical imbalances but when it happens it is like they have to fight to even remember that they have a purpose for being here on earth.

Circumstances can bring a person down but with a purpose and  hope  they will not stay down long.  They will find a way to get back up.

Everyone experiences difficulty in life at some point.  Some more than others.  Some so much so that life just seems totally unfair.  Yet difficulties are often unrelated to whether they are depressed or not.  Sometimes the most cheerful people you meet actually have the most difficulty in life if you got to know them.

Chemical imbalances are different in that they can wreak havoc on a person’s ability to enjoy life.  When this happens it can be difficult to remember that you have any purpose.The key here is to fight back before you become completely immobilized.

Fight back you must! Remember the children, the husband or wife that would be devastated without you.  You may feel that they would be better off without you but the truth is that they would not!   The way you feel is the result of the depression….the chemicals in your brain that have become imbalanced.

Many people suffer from seasonal depression which comes from a lack of sunlight.  Simply supplementing with vitamin D3  and getting more time in bright light can help them.  Some are helped with herbal remedies like St John’s Wort.  Even Omega 3 fatty acids bring relief to some people.

Getting more exercise helps to boost serotonin levels and so does snacking on carbohydrate foods (as long as the protein and fat content is low).

Feeling down can be changed with a little time and simple methods.  Real depression can be dangerous both to you and the people around you.  If you feel that you have lost purpose and hope in life, please see a medical doctor and discuss this with him.  Your life and well being may depend on it.

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  1. Reply

    So true, Glenda. I have observed that so many people get stuck in themselves, causing them to do ill advised things. Best cure for depression I have found is action and putting others ahead of myself. Than you for the post. Keep up the good work you are doing here.

    • Sally
    • July 15, 2010

    Fabulous article. I suffer often from situational depression so can very much identifyl with your comments. Good work..

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