You can often choose whether to feel depressed or fulfilled. When you’re not satisfied with the way things are going in your life, job search, or career, you lack fulfillment. Depression is often the result. Your emotional body is like a car that stops when it runs out of gas. Depression can cause you to stop.
How to cure depression? Because being depressed is a complex psychological and physical state, there is no single cure. However psychologists say you can refuel yourself by getting back into activity. Although that’s not easy when you feel down, activity is a practical and exquisite antidote to depression.
Whenever you need a remedy for depression, choose an activity you like. You might base that activity on one of your values—something you’re attracted to like music or art. As you work at various jobs, letting any of your favorite skills lay dormant can cause you to experience anxiety or depression.
When depression causes your motor to stop, fill ‘er up with high test. That would be activities you enjoy doing. Or you can fill ‘er up with regular. That would be strong skills not being used at home or on the job.
Let’s say you have an inclination towards music or art as mentioned above. Then don’t just sit there—start developing those skills by getting involved with art or learning a musical instrument.
Most of you get depressed and angry after being told, “your services are no longer needed.” You’ll learn lots of other ways to cope with depression in the chapter titled “what to do when the ax falls” in my book, Your One-Minute Job Finding Coach. Click here to order the book from Amazon.
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