Depression is a mood disorder that causes distressing symptoms that affect how you think, feel, and handle daily activities.
Depression drains you of hope, energy, and drive, making it difficult to do what you need to feel better. Furthermore, this condition can strike at anytime, and can affect people of all races, ages, and socio-economic classes.
Here are 20 inspirational quotes that will help deal with depression:
#1 “If you want the light to come into your life, you need to stand where it is shining.” – Guy Finley, an American philosopher, self-help writer, and spiritual teacher.
#2 “We are responsible for what we are, and whatever we wish ourselves to be, we have the power to make ourselves.” – Swami Vivekananda, a world spokesperson for Vedanta and the foremost disciple of Sri Ramakrishna.
#3 “Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see a shadow.” – Helen Keller, an American political activist, author, and lecturer.
#4 “Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact.” – William James, an American psychologist and philosopher.
#5 “I always like to look on the optimistic side of life, but I am realistic enough to know that life is a complex matter.” – Walt Disney, an American animator, entrepreneur, and film producer.
#6 “Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier.” – Colin Powell, a four-star general in the U.S. Army.
#7 “Life is a gift, and it offers us the opportunity, privilege, and responsibility to give something back by becoming more.” – Tony Robbins, an American author, businessman, and philanthropist.
#8 “Virtually nothing is impossible in this world if you just put your mind to it and maintain a positive attitude.” – Lou Holtz, an American football coach, player, and analyst.
#9 “Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out.” – John Wooden, an American basketball coach and player.
#10 “There is no royal road to anything. One thing at a time, all things in succession. That which grows slowly, endures. That which grows fast, withers as rapidly.” – Josiah Gilbert Holland, an American poet and novelist.
#11 “Happiness, like unhappiness, is a proactive choice.” – Stephen Covey, an American businessman, educator, author, and keynote speaker.
#12 “An attitude of positive expectation is the mark of the superior personality.” – Brian Tracy, a self-development author and a motivational public speaker.
#13 “The thing that lies at the foundation of positive change, the way I see it, is service to a fellow human being.” – Lee Iacocca, an American automobile executive.
#14 “When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left and could say, I used everything you gave me.” – Erma Bombeck, an American humorist.
#15 “A positive attitude causes a chain reaction of positive events, thoughts, and outcomes. It is a catalyst, and it sparks extraordinary results.” Wade Boggs, a professional American baseballer.
#16 “When I hear somebody sigh, ‘Life is hard,’ I am always tempted to ask, ‘Compared to what?’” – Sydney Harris, an American journalist.
#17 “The greatest discovery of all time is that a person can change his future by merely changing his attitude.” – Oprah Winfrey, an American talk show host, media proprietor, producer, actress, and philanthropist.
#18 “When the world pushes you to your knees, you’re in the perfect position to pray.” – Rumi, a poet, Islamic scholar, jurist, theologian, and Sufi mystic.
#19 “Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you’ll start having positive results.” – Willie Nelson, an American musician, songwriter, singer, author, actor, and activist.
#20 “Being miserable is a habit; being happy is a habit, and the choice is yours.” – Tom Hopkins, a sales legend.
Ways to prevent depression naturally:
Get 8 hours of restful sleep, which you need to feel your best.
Practice regular physical exercise – it triggers the release of many of the essential brain chemicals considered to be in low supply when people are battling depression.
Get a daily dose of sunlight – the lower the levels of vitamin D, the more likely to have clinically significant symptoms of depression.
Breathing exercises – clearing your mind and focusing on your breathing can be beneficial in a stressful situation.
Spending time with other people and confide in a trusted relative or friend. However, limit your time with people who drain your energy.
Try to eat a healthy diet – high vegetable consumption increases the amount of B vitamins in the diet, that have been found to affect your mood.
Practice relaxation techniques – meditation will restore your present mind focus, keeping everything from getting stale. In addition, meditation allows you to understand how your mind, thoughts, and emotions intertwine.