It seems to be a controversial subject, but I think it should not be. I keep bumping into posts on the net where they suggest what not to say to people who suffer from depression. One of the phrases is: ‘Just be positive!’
It seems to be a controversial subject, but I think it should not be.
I keep bumping into posts on the net where they suggest what not to say to people who suffer depression.
One of the phrases is: ‘Just be positive!’ What is the problem here? The problem is the ‘just’ word. I can’t see any problem with the rest of the phrase.
They say do not suggest this to a person suffer from depression. Maybe I am the only one on this Earth but I don’t agree with this. . I would say leave the ‘just’ word out but the rest it is fine.
However the timing is very important. When the person is in the deepest struggling state, it is no point to say this. I agree with this. At that time we need to give a hug, care, support and love.
But the person is not always in the worst state. And when the person is in a better state, I don’t see any problem with the idea for being positive. It should not be any problem to remind him/her for this general truth. Yes, this is a general truth. Nothing good can be achieved without being positive. No one can win a battle without being positive. No Olympic winner can achieve the gold medal without positive thinking. In every situation, we want to achieve something; we have to have a positive approach, positive thinking, and a positive belief. It is the same with an illness. It is the same with depression.
Without positive approach what can be achieved???
I would like to emphasize, that positive approach, positive thinking and a positive belief are not enough alone. I know it. This is only one part of the story. In my opinion it is the most important part. If I didn’t have this ingredient I doubt I could have found the way out of depression. I should rather say, I know I could not have found my way out of this illness.
I was suffering way too many years without finding proper help. Professionals could not offer proper help to me. They could not offer help me for getting out of depression. I had to find the way on my own.
I am talking by experience that without positive thinking I could never achieve anything. I believe positive thinking needed for everyone to achieve anything in life and it is true when we want to get healthy and happy again.
Depression is the illness of the body, mind and soul. When we are suffering for many years we tend to lose beliefs. This is the hardest to restore. But on the other hand this is what we can control if we try it hard. The brain is a very clever thing. If we keep repeating negative messages we will not get positive results. If we keep repeating positive messages we have the chance to get positive results. Repeating messages alone is not enough to the success of getting healthy again. But it is the first step and the most important step in my opinion.
Yes, after this most important step we need to do other steps. We have to make efforts. Positive thinking without actions is not enough. To get healthy again is a process. This process most likely is a long and short process. However this process starts with our beliefs, which must be positive!
Maybe I am the only one in this world, who believes this, but it worked for me and I talk from personal experience.
I believe in positive thinking and I believe positive thinking was an important part in my recovery!