274. Don’t Give Up

There came a time in my life when my thinking changed – from how people and circumstances affected me to how I affected other people and circumstances. That change happened amidst major depression, and I credit the new thinking as one of the ingredients in the recipe for triumphing over depression.

If you’ve been reading my blogs for some time, you have seen that there is no silver bullet to deliver one from deep depression, unspeakable grief, or other dark conditions of the soul. It is a bit of this and a bit of that, a matter of many threads working together to form a garment of healing. It’s like a golf swing. You can do one part perfectly, but if you don’t incorporate other parts of the swing, the end result won’t be pretty.

There are threads that are woven from the body – exercise, medication, and good sleep are a few of them. There are other threads from the soul – psychotherapy, cognitive behavioral thinking, faithful friends, and support groups are some. And there are threads from the spirit – a spiritual counselor, Christian inner healing, reading the psalms of David, discovering the stories of the many Christians who have overcome depression. The more threads you weave into the healing fabric, the better your chances for recovery.

About Patrick Day

triumphoverdepression.org This blog is my ministry to support those who are depressed, in gratefulness for my having overcome major depression. Read "About Patrick Day" just to the right of "home" on the top of the blog site to find out more particulars about me. I retired from a career in higher education, where I served as Dean of Instruction, and promptly moved into a life of purposelessness and despair for five years, finally coming out on the other side. I am now an author, a business and life coach, a writer of this blog, and a volunteer for various organizations. What I write about in this blog is not hypothetical comments on depression. I have been there, felt the horrible pain, had my life disrupted, and experienced everything that I write about. I pray that I may be a blessing to you.
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