Realization of the fact that you are not the best at everything will eventually destroy your happiness and will lead to depression and anxiety. Even if you are talented, there are always people more capable than you in some other areas.
The truth is everybody possesses different talents and accepting the fact that everyone is equal rather than thinking you are the best will pull you out of depression and anxiety. Let’s run our race but cheer for all others at the same time without trying to prove others you are special.
4. Meaning of life and fulfillment:
Many people enter depression due to the incomprehensibility and the unpredictability of life. They feel depressed because they can’t find meaning or reasons in their life.
Creating meaning out of something is the nature of human beings, but when life itself seems meaningless, then it reaches down to the point that whatever we do becomes meaningless, and we fall into depression.
But the irony is, life itself doesn’t have any meaning unless we create one by ourselves and the more significant purpose we give to life, the more fulfilling and less suffering life we will live.
Let me give you an example. I am pretty sure that there are people around you who are too lazy to cook, wake up, or even make their damn bed in the morning?
But then there are also people with a huge purpose in life such as Dalai Lama, Martin Luther King Jr, Mother Teresa, Nelson Mandela who work towards more than their own life.
They spent their lives helping and fighting for people. A meaning in life that is even bigger than your own life will relieve you from all the small suffering and will lead you to a much happier and fulfilling life.
Life won’t always be easy, but if you take the responsibility to give your life a more significant meaning and act upon it, you will have the ability to endure through any pain (Congratulations, you have just learned the biggest secret of life.)
It’s a choice you can make right now whether you will keep being like the people around you, suffering from small things such as making the bed, being lazy or you want to be responsible for your own life and make it even better with a greater sense of purpose.
Thus work towards creating meaning, and it would surely help you fight with depression and anxiety.
While a greater sense of purpose will undoubtedly make your life meaningful and more fulfilling, you should always feel grateful for what you still have.
One of the leading causes of depression and anxiety is focusing too much on what we don’t have and not realizing what we already have.
Let’s talk about your “eye” for a second, will you ever exchange your eye for a million-dollar or heck even a billion-dollar, be true to yourself, the answer will be an absolute no. Listen duh, you already have something more valuable than a billion-dollar.
If you won’t be grateful and happy about having something equivalent to a billion-dollar every day, what made you think that making money and having materialistic things will make you happier.
To overcome depression and anxiety naturally, it is one of the crucial practices you should take daily in life. I don’t mean you should not improve yourself by focusing on the future, but while you strive towards the future goal, be grateful and happy about what you have.
The way I practice gratitude is, after doing meditation in the morning, I spend around 5 minutes daily to be grateful for everything I have in life. This little time can make you significantly realize about all the essential things you have.
Now, stop making stories in your mind like he doesn’t know how much I am suffering and how he says things so easily. I also have been there, and it certainly took me time to adopt these mindsets and habits but eventually, I was able to deal with depression and anxiety without medication.