As human beings, despair and dejection at times get the better
of us. We are bogged down. Life seems meaningless. We do not
want to carry out our regular chores in this situation. It is
like a spiritual imprisonment. One may be free physically but
the feeling is that the soul is trapped within.
In extreme situations, medical help must be sought. However,
before that time arrives, some efforts can be made to redeem
the situation. Here are some suggestions.
Firstly, we must set ourselves an aim in life. It helps in
focusing our positive energy and setting aside negativity. A
mission in life gives us spiritual fulfillment and also a
sense of achievement. A person who is focused on a cause is so
deeply involved in realizing his mission that worries he may
have, but seldom will they bother him. It is a very effective
antidote to despondency. We begin each day looking forward to
something and this is a huge psychological boost.
Secondly, let us make it a point to count our blessings every
day – whenever we are sitting idle. Depression and dejection
many a time produce negative emotions and reactions in us. It
looks as if everything in the world is against us and is bent
upon bringing more misery upon us. Grumbling and complaining
become a routine of our lives. A strong way to counter this
pessimism is to diligently look at the favours and blessings
of God that we enjoy. There is so much to thank God for that
if we start focusing our attention on these favours, we will
be continuously reminded that there is SOMEONE who is looking
after us more than our mothers.
Thirdly, we must try to help people around us and make an
effort to relieve their misery and pain. This will make us
forget our woes and sorrows. Living for others is a profound
cure for depression and despondency. It makes us realize how
blessed we are even though we may be suffering in some ways.
Finally, regular physical exercise and workouts are known
remedies for dejection and gloominess. It only takes a little
effort to take that initial start after which our physical
self starts getting the better of our bogged down spiritual
self. It is worth the effort.