Top 10 Things to Remember When You are Depressed

Lately in TheTopTens, I've noticed that a lot of users have been struggling with severe depression which is well expressed in their blog-posts. Almost every person have atleast once felt depressed at one point in their lives. Hence, I made this list of things to remember when you feel depressed. The images corresponding to each item might not seem to match but I've explained them in the corresponding comments of each item.

With keeping in mind that there probably millions of people suffering from the fate of depression all around the world, please vote for the item that you think might help them cope with their condition. I really hope this list helps people cope with depression both in this site and outside. Thank you.
The Top Ten
1 Suicide is not the solution to anything

While suicide may seem like the only viable option for an extremely depressed person, it is not. For people considering this, just think about the amount of pressure, stress and tension you will put on not just yourself but also your loved ones. By committing this, you are literally giving up. Don't do it.

2 Focus on your positives, not your negatives

There are both many positive & negative aspects in each of our character. But when you are deeply depressed, it's better to focus on your positives because focusing on your negatives might push you into a further depressed state and eventually lead you into committing extreme acts. Once you are recovered from an extreme depressive state, you can correct & start focusing on your negative sides by start thinking about how to turn your negatives into positives.

Honestly, much of these aren't helpful if you're going through depression, this is probably the best out of everything on this list, these are good only when you're having a bad day. Otherwise, they are just unhelpful things we say thinking it will make things better.

3 We are on a journey

Life is a journey. We will face many challenges & each of them are different in their own ways. But it's the way how we deal with them that projects the character of our personality.

Adversity is inevitable. But it's how you respond to it that will define you. Will you let it push you down and let life win or stand back up and push back?

Think of it like a road trip. Have you ever gone on one without problems, such as car issues, arguing, etc.? I doubt it

4 Life goes on

This was a quote said by the famous Robert Frost. And it's true; in life you may get hit, you may get bruised, you may lose a few of your belongings. But life doesn't end there, it goes on. You just have to find a way to get through it without giving up.

5 You are not alone

I strongly believe this should overshadow the rest.

6 What is meant to be will be

Fate decides everything in our life. We can't control our future or predict what will happen. We have to accept change even if we don't like it. All we can hope is sleep peacefully and hope for a better tomorrow.

7 It could be much worse

When it seems like everything in your life has fallen apart or spun out of control, remember that you're still alive. Think of the mentally handicapped kids, kids suffering from cancer, aborted kids, homeless kids and be grateful that you don't suffer the consequences of that.

As long as you're living healthy in a house and have two good parents then consider yourself lucky. You could be homeless, have one or both parents dead/in jail/in the military. You could be paralyzed. You could have a terminal illness. Yeah, you get the point.

Noo this doesn't belong here. This isn't good advice, just because someone has it worse doesn't make your problem any better

8 Everything worth fighting for is difficult

Nothing in life is free or fair. Like many other things, you have to earn it. Think about it... if everything in life is easy, free & simple then what's the point of life? Think of it this way... if a video-game was extremely easy & simple & has no challenges what-so-ever, would you play it?

9 Just keep swimming in your problems

Life will always push you into a pool of problems from the beginning. And sometimes all you can do about it is keep swimming in it round & round. It's not always about solving your problems, sometimes it's about how hard you can get hit and how long you can keep going till the end. Endurance is everything.

Just keep swimming, just keep swimming, just keep swimming...

10 If you are in your worst state, then it can only get better

Think about it... imagine you got 0 marks in a test. At this point, there is no way you can sink further down. You can only go up, but the trick is to figure out how to improve without giving up.

If you ever hit rock bottom then just look up because that's the only way you can go

The Contenders
11 Everything happens for a reason

Ever heard of the old saying "God has a plan for everyone"? I don't mean to bring religion into this topic but you can replace the word God with fate and the sentence would still make sense. Don't keep crying over your past mistakes, but think of a better plan to not repeat it again tomorrow.

12 There is nothing wrong with seeking therapy

If you are feeling constantly depressed, the best thing you could do is find a therapist to help you through your depression. You are not weak for having a therapist. In fact, it actually makes you a stronger human being because you are actively trying to get help instead of just trying to suppress it and hoping it will go away.

13 Our problems are what they are

Never live in denial. You are going to have to face your problems and deal with it. But you can always seek for help...from your friends, family and loved ones.

14 What doesn’t beat you makes you stronger

This one's true. If our world is full of sunshine & lollipopes then how can we truly appreciate the essence of life. Like the great Charles Bukowski said, sometimes you have to die a few times to really appreciate the quality of life.

Sometimes a setback will push you farther than any success ever could

15 Everything shall fade away

This is a fact. Everything in our life will fade away at some point. None of us will live forever for more than decades unless our future scientists somehow found a invention for that too. Well, that seems highly unlikely, but who knows? Let's hope for that.

16 What is the reason to end your life?

Depression doesn't necessarily mean suicidal, but a great question for a person with suicidal thoughts

17 You could be feeding your inner demons the more you focus on the negatives
18 You are loved. Even if you don't think so.
19 You never know how close you are...don't give up.
20 Sunlight is the best disinfectant
21 Try to enjoy life every day
22 Drugs and alcohol will make it worse
23 Life is about both positivity and negativity

Some ignorant douches love to claim that life is absolutely unfair but that's false. Life is really both fair and unfair. Life is really about the yin and the yang (if life were only unfair then the yin and the yang would not exist at all).

24 Life is like bubble tea, never smooth, but you should never throw it away.
25 There are good people
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