Monday, March 7, 2011

10 Ways to Slip the Talons of Depression

10 Ways to Slip the Talons of Depression

10 Ways to Slip the Talons of Depression
By Nomar Knight

We humans are social creatures.  For some of us, the need for isolation is as refreshing as a cool summer breeze.  However, one must be careful not to eliminate all ties with others.  The healthy human being appreciates having someone to share their experiences with and in general, looks forward to establishing emotional connections with at least one other person. 
While passion helps keep our drive to live at an accelerated rate, despair serves to extinguish any desire towards union.  Instead of pushing loneliness away, the solemn soul discovers a sense of nourishment inside the walls of pity.  Darkness, sadness and self-loathing consume the depressed soul for any instance something doesn’t work in their favor, the feeling of being punished overwhelms them to a point they feel suffocated by life.
Just how do we avoid being gripped by the talons of negative passion such as depression?  We must at once look to establish or reestablish relationships.  However, if you are surrounded by negativity or misery, breaking the cycle of despair becomes extremely challenging.  Do try and spend time with someone that can be a positive influence.  Here are ten tips for reaching out and building relationships.

 10 tips for reaching out and building relationships

  1. Talk to one person about your feelings.
  2. Help someone else by volunteering.
  3. Have lunch or coffee with a friend.
  4. Ask a loved one to check in with you regularly.
  5. Accompany someone to the movies, a concert, or a small get-together.
  1. Call or email an old friend.
  2. Go for a walk with a workout buddy.
  3. Schedule a weekly dinner date.
  4. Meet new people by taking a class or joining a club.
  5. Confide in a counselor, therapist, or clergy member.


Talk to someone and get your life back on the right track.

See you on the lighter side of darkness.

Nomar Knight

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  1. Such an accurate description. Thank you for this post.

  2. You're welcome Michele. Thank you for commenting. It's an all too familiar feeling that can be remedied. Take care.