Depression does not only root from extreme alienation, traumatic experiences or emotional harassment. Most of the time, depression in people, especially those in their quarter-life period, comes from perfectionism and idealism. The desire to find something perfect is high especially with highly-motivated individuals, but their fall because of their own intentions is as hard as their desires.
One’s perception in life can be shaped by idealism. Idealism roots from developing the perfect side of life. Everything in an ideal world agrees with the values and moral a person gives him or herself to live a daily life. Idealism gives one the capability to have aspirations, but too much could also loosen their perspective on reality.
However, idealism is not achievable because not even the person who thought of it is perfect. Each human has flaws, physically or character-wise. An ideal person is non-existent for anybody looking for the best kind of romance because they themselves are flawed.
One’s perception in life changes because of their disappointments, but the only disappointed person is the idealist and perfectionist. Most people who come back up realise that they are dealing with reality, and that surviving and being practical are also important things to consider.
It is highly important to consider the balance between different perspectives. Understanding them effectively can help one find the key outside depression.
The imagination can make one happy and powerful at the same time. With complete power over a domain, a person is capable of forging anything, from characters in the realm, to the places and events that happens inside it. However, it is not real and anything that happens in such is non-existent. Imagination gives way to expectations, which may or may not happen in real life.
However, people imagine themselves to control every aspect in their life. Why some people become depressed is because their expectations of reality do not match that of their imagination. This is why some say those who are mentally challenged or have mental issues are the ones truly free because the grip of imagination is gone from their minds and they have the capability to enjoy their lives at the present.
Imagination primes a human to journey to the future because the objective of humans is mostly a willing search for the non-existent. Those who are fulfilled with their lives have found the non-existent in their imagination to be existing in the real world. Their imagination materialized through their own efforts. Imagination breeds objectives and goals, which are needed for human fulfilment.
The search for the non-existent is not always destructive especially if effort, and the recognition of effort and results along the way, the dreamer and worker notices. This will not lead to disappointment at all times, but only the learning of satisfaction in the reality in front of the person.
Human emotion is the beauty of humanity, and also its downfall. Taking care of your emotional health is as important as taking care of your physical health. Depression is a lack of control of human emotion, namely sadness. It is indeed difficult to get one’s self out of feeling futile and down. But here are small ways you can start to help yourself get out of depression.
1. Things Can Work Out
Depression usually results from trying hard to achieve something and then failing to do so. In failure, one feels that they have no control over their lives. What makes the depressed feel such for a long time is because of failing to control a situation when they could have had a chance. The only choice for the depressed to get better is to let go of the situation and accept the fact that they fail, and things can still work out.
2. Living in the Present
The depressed often lives in their past decisions. They often regret the things that they did to get themselves into the situation that they are now. Like in step one, letting go of the things that have been done, and living in the present, is the only way that they can actually move on from their depression and take action.
3. Keeping Busy
Having a hobby or a distraction to keep one’s self from thinking about depression usually helps. However, if the emotion is too strong, the best way for the depressed to alleviate their depression is by expressing it creatively or through strenuous activities. Tiring one’s self out allows them to release the tension caused by the chemical imbalances in the brain.
Detachment from a situation is important in avoiding depression. Detachment from situations mean that you just let things pass and you understand that things can go wrong or right in a given situation. If one can accept the two outcomes of any event, even the ones they regret, they will find it easier to move on from their depression.