DEPRESSION AND 5 STEPS TO OVERCOMING IT. 

This world can feel dark many days and in troubling times, darkness can hover closely. Yet God is still there and He reminds us that He’s greater than anything we face in this life. His power is the One who can set us free from the pit we sometimes sink down into.

Most times when one is depressed, there is no motivation to do anything, not even the things we usually love to do. 

You often feel worthless and a burden to others. You stay in door and all you can think of is to sleep. You tend to care little about anyone or anything. You often feel like being stuck in a deep, dark hole with no way out. You feel like you are losing your mind, losing who you are and you sometimes have suicidal thoughts. 

There could be physical factors, thus; depression often runs in families, suggesting that genetics can play a role perhaps affecting chemical activity in the brain. Other risk factors include cardiovascular disease and changing hormone levels, as well as ongoing substance abuse, which may intensify depression and anxiety. 

5 STEPS TO OVERCOMING ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION .

If you suffer from depression, take a reasonable measures to care for your physical and mental health. Create a First Aid Kit for your emotions. 

  • A list of comforting and up building sayings from the Bible, such us Psalm 34:18,57:17;94:19. Philippians 4:6,7.
  • Pray for God’s  power to break through the darkness and cover you, lift you up, out of the place you may find yourself in today. 
  • Believe that nothing is impossible with Him, ask Him for His healing and grace to touch the deepest parts of your life.
  • Matthew 19:26, 2 Timothy 1:7, 1 John 4:4.
  • Read more of inspirational sayings and encouraging articles. 
  •  You can as well  listen to your favorite songs that are positive and up building. 
  • Confide in someone you trust, could be a family member, a friend or a mental health professional. 
  • EAT WELL


    EXERCISE MORE

    STAY ACTIVE

    GET SUFFICIENT SLEEP

    • Eat well, Exercise more, Stay active and Get sufficient sleep.  


    PS: Before you think of doing something out of the box, Eg; *suicidal thoughts *, think of the people who love you. 

    Know how much they care about you and always have it in mind that, they need you more than you think. 

    ©Elynjay, 2017.

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    POWER IN HIS NAME 

    When you feel like you

    are in the Storm

    No matter what 

    swirls around you… 

    All things will change 

    when you call unto His name.

    God promises to

    be our perfect peace.

    Have a wonderful day…. 

    ©Elynjay, 2017.

    LIVE FREELY 

    The monsters do not live under your bed

    Or around you. 

    They live inside your head 

    Look inside yourself and see how black your heart is. 

    Change your thoughts 

    Kill your monsters and live freely. 

    ©Elynjay, 2016.

    EVERYTHING WRONG WITH THE GIRL IN THE MIRROR 

    Looking through the mirror, I could see Fear, Rejection, Pain, Guilt, Resentment, Sadness and Bitterness. 
    Nothing in the world could ever change my sadness. I am deeply lonely and can never be happy. I have pretended enough and now I am totally shattered. 

    The anchor that holds me in my pain, stays the same. What I once used to crave, now seems to be what I absolutely detest. I was once surrounded by people who adored me and now the slightest sign of love seems to irk me. 

    I began to associate LOVE with PAIN and all I wish to do is run away from it as far as I can. I managed to convince myself that I am protecting myself from feeling any pain. 

    The walls I put up, the constant need of establishing boundaries, I unquenchable thirst to be alone, just by myself. I felt this phase was blissful .

    • What is it that I want? 
    • What is it that can make me happy? 
    • Do I embrace pain and remain unhappy?. 

    I think am fading, I am so lost. 

    Stop Over thinking

                            EMBRACE 

    But looking through me as I stood in front of the mirror with my eyes closed, my inner self felt the need to embrace every moment with a smile…….. So I said; 
    Mirrors are not to be trusted, they lie and steal your true self, they reveal only what your mind believes it see. There is every need to change. 

    Embrace every moment with a smile ☺

    ©Elynjay, 2017.

    REALM

       Been MIA for some time now due to network problems (bad reception) …. Missed being here, here’s an article to make up for all the days I have been away…  It feels good to be back.    

               An angel appeared to me 

                      at my door step,

                 I cannot believe she heard 

                       my prayers.

                Reaching out her precious

               hand, She pointed to the 

                     dream I had. 

              Guiding me onto a road that

                     takes me on my way. 

              Can this be? I asked in 

                       amazement. 

              Just believe in yourself is what 

                     she had to say. 

               You are the obstacle who  is

                    standing in your way. 

              To reach or achieve your dream, 

                   you only need to believe

              in yourself and rely on the Lord. 

    NATALIESHAU

    ©Elynjay, 2017.

    LOST BUT FOUND 

    HE BROUGHT JOY TO MY HEART ♥. 

     I fell beneath the shady forest 

    My heart was still racing 

    I was breathing 

    Why did the earth beneath me quiver and rapture? 

    Why was I suddenly freckled with layers of dust? 

    Why did everything start to clatter and crash? 

    I could not see anyone 

    I could not see YOU. 

    My eyes felt heavy 

    Somebody held me by my hand

    I clinged to HIS body like the slightest amount of Hope. 

    HIS touch healed my broken soul 

    And at once, I knew it was LORD. 

    I did not cry, I just couldn’t 

    HE smiled at me and lifted me up 

    I wondered about the stories been told about how wonderful HE is. 

    The good HE did in the world and is still doing 

    How did this happen? 

    Was it my fault I fell?, I asked 

    No!, He said, you just got lost in the world and now you have been found. 

    ©Elynjay, 2017.

    HOPE FOR THE DESTROYED 

    A wind came up one night and then a sudden gust blew the flower that rested next to her. 

    It tossed it like a speck of dust. She looked at it as the wind carried the flower to a different spot across the roadside. 

    Careless, she left the flower and off she went home. Days passed by and the flower was still at the same spot, until clouds formed in the sky and a rain soon did come. 

    The heavy rain moved the flower, and it began its roadside journey. Its stay had been a bore. The rain washed the flower from the roadside till it fell into a creek. 

    Down the creek, the flower was washed towards a cave. Though the flower got destroyed, it made a stop at the cave where its journey ended. 

                               LESSON 

    The flower represents HOPE 

    And the cave as the CREATOR. 

    The flower ( though got destroyed) stopping at the cave means; 

    * There is hope for those who think they’ve been destroyed with troubles of life or has lost it all. 

    * The light of the lord never stops shinning on those that falls or rest at HIS feet. 

    ©Elynjay, 2017

    BIRTHDAY 🎊 QUEENIE 👑 

    13 💝has always been my lucky number, because it is a special date (day) on which I was born alongside the 2nd month of every year, February (month of Love 😍).. 🎉 

      I remind myself every year on this special day of how blessed🙏 I am to have been given another year to experience the wonderful things ahead of me. 👸

       God has been so good and I will forever live to thank Him for bringing me this far. 💞🎊

        I will continue to cherish and love my birthday… Special 13.🎂🎊.

    ©Elynjay, 2017.👸

    3 HABITS TO KEEP YOU OUT OF TROUBLE.

    (BEST WAYS NOT TO GET YOUR HEART BROKEN) 

    1It’s in the interest of some people to hurt the feelings of others. To yield not to it, conveniently curtain it off, turn a blind eye and put out of sight so that it would not bother you. (the eye sees only what the mind is prepared to comprehend -Robertson Davies). 

    Remember to live in the present and turn blind eye to people causing you harm, ignore them and save yourself the trouble of getting hurt, believing God will choose who or those that are worthy to be by your side. 

    I’ve seen it all, But choose to turn a blind eye 👀.

    2* “Put back your pieces differently “. You may hear of all the awful words used on you behind your back. The best way to not get your heart broken is to pretend you do not have one. 

    Cover your ears in pretense even when you have heard it all, behave as though, whatever you heard is completely a normal ‘situation’…..  Move along. 

    Heard it all, But cover my ears 👂in pretense

    3* Others will judge you incorrectly or will never approve of you. Even when you do your best or everything to help them understand and reverse their opinion about you, they still would not allow. 

    Some people are just plain unreasonable and were created to believe a lie. Do not waste your breath or time trying to explain yourself to them. Just keep mute…. They are not worth your explanation. 

    Silence is the best way to answer a fool.

    PS: SILENCE IS GOLDEN …..

    You cannot control someone else’s behavior….

     You can only control your own reaction…..

    ©Elynjay, 2017.

    TRAPPED INSIDE HER

    I guess I got caught up
    In the rough and tumble

    I didn’t mean to cause no trouble

    At all……. 

    I’m just so sick

    Of the dream they’re selling 

    It doesn’t feel like heaven

    At all…..

    I fell in love with fear
    Oh God, forgive me
    Have mercy on me
    It’s not easy here
    Hey, please excuse the mess
    See, I just wanna feel
    I mean really, really feel
    It all…….

    So give me something
    Oh please God, give me something
    I can believe in…….

    WORDS – (EMELI SANDE) .Give me something…