Some days are intolerable, and I struggle to keep my head above water.
The weather forecast is not promising, and the cabin fever is overtaking my emotions.
How do you battle the thoughts in your head? Those thoughts are not your reality. They are only lies determined to overpower you.
When the thoughts are more potent than your willingness to see them as what they are, fake, they can take you into a dark tunnel. Feed your mind with encouraging words from a good book or the Word of God before you spiral into a never-ending rollercoaster ride.
This thought will subside when the sun is out, and you get to resume life. If you can not find your way back to reality, seek help before it is too late. Decisions made during these trial times could be irrevocable. Speak to that thought with authority and keep them under your feet. They are not more powerful than the Spirit that lives inside you.
Call to the Lord in prayer, and don’t give up hope. These hard times will not last forever. Christ died to assure that in Him, you are victorious. Claim your victory and shut down confusion and doubt now.
Here are some ideas you can do to help improve your mood.
Seek professional help if sadness starts to interfere with your everyday life.
- Go for a walk, or go shopping. A combination of both will be great.
- Get out and enjoy the sunlight as much as possible.
- Don’t isolate yourself. Talk to a trusted friend.
- Keep a healthy diet.
- Wait, confident that you will be better. It takes time to get out of a depression episode.
- If you have thoughts of suicide, Call the toll-free National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).
You are not alone; help is a call away. There is no shame in reaching out for help.