How I Get Out of Depression

How I Get Out of Depression
How I Get Out of Depression
©Brooke Cagle 2017

Depression is real. I wrote about this topic before but I never really acknowledged how I get out of a depressive state of mind. It happens to me often. It happens about once to three or four times a month.

Why does this happen to me? I’m not sure The answer to that question but I find it funny that I get depressed feeling that a normal person would never ever get this way but in reality many people to get depressed. There are a lot of people who have their down moments. And it’s OK.

For me, depression happens when I’m lonely or guilty. I find that the guilty parts of depression I can easily get over because I asked God for forgiveness and then I forget about what I did. The hard part about depression as when I find myself lonely when I don’t want to be.

This is hilarious to me because I am an introverted person. I want to be alone, and I want my alone time. I don’t want anyone to take that away from me. But I find that there are some moments where I don’t want to be alone and my body and mind screams for companionship when I haven’t been around someone for a very long time.

My husband works a lot but we see each other a lot but over the weekends I find that I’m alone and while I have things to work on it can sometimes get to my head that I’m not with someone right now.

This past week and was the hardest for me because the weather was getting warm. And you know what’s funny is I did hang out with friends but I got home kind of early. And I found that I didn’t feel lonely because I wasn’t around people. I felt lonely because I felt stuck.

Currently, I’m in a tight financial situation, I’m saving for a trip in the summer which I’m totally excited for but it means I can’t spend a lot during this saving period.

Although I’m working on raising my income, I still feel like I’m trapped and I can’t use my own money. My husband and I are young and we’re still getting together our finances but it can be discouraging.

Although it is hard to handle these situations and live life this way. I know that this is only momentarily. I just want to admit that I also can get discouraged and depressed but this article is about how I get myself out of this rut.

I do this in several ways. And they fall in one category only and that’s getting my mind off of my stressors.

One of the most helpful things I can ever do to get my mind out of this rut is by changing my mind about how I think about this right. And I do that by listening to podcasts. I love to listen to Grant Cardone, Chalene Johnson, Joel Osteen, and Joseph Prince.

Depending on what I feel I’ll listen to certain voices and each one of them brings my mind out of the gutter that it’s in. if you have never ever tried listening to podcasts to better yourself or to even change your mind, or challenge your mind about things I suggest you do it and do it today.

Because a podcast my mind doesn’t fall into depression as often as I did beforehand. I remember I had a different phone where I couldn’t download Podcasts and I didn’t have empowering, positive, and mind-challenging voices to listen to help me be a better person every day.

not only do podcasts help me get out of my rut but dancing and singing do as well. I love to practice salsa, bachata, and merengue style dancing. I love to sing and even if I’m not that great at it I just enjoy letting out my soul to the world by sound. It’s a release that is rare in New York City because you don’t have a private life in the city.

I also play video games to pass time and relax so that I don’t stress as much as I could. I enjoy playing RPG games or games that are puzzles so that I can follow a story or give my brain something answer to.

When I do any of these things they help pass the time. But I’ll admit that while I’m doing any of these things the one thing that I know I’m supposed to do is let it out to God.

In prayer, I let out my stress to God. I’ll scream, and cry to Him because I need to. I had held it in too long.

Could it be that you have tried to hold on to something, work it out, or ignore your issue or problem for as long as you could?

I know this is what I do.

I’ve been doing it since young and I’m done with the stress. I need relief, and He’s the only one who can give it to me.

Thank you, Father, for your relief.

I have found that when I get depressed I’m not accomplishing what I want or I feel trapped. Remember, this is not your forever. You will get passed this part of your life.

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