Why Action Is The Antidote To Despair

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How do you fight despair? Simply take action and keep moving

Have you ever felt like your life was going nowhere? Like you wanted to sink into your bed and never have to get up to face the world again? Well let me tell you, you’re not alone. This kind of despair is extremely common, and some would even argue it’s being seen more and more among young and old alike.

This kind of deep depression can set in at any time in life. Maybe you’ve lost your job, fallen out of love, had a major argument with your family or friends, or maybe you’ve tried over and over to make your life better, but you just seem to be getting overwhelmed.

Well, there’s a remedy for this, and that’s what we’re going to talk about here.

Considerate Action

When you are down in the dumps amidst despair, it is important to recognize a number of things.

If you have been overworking yourself and feel despair at the thought of having to continue the same way, it’s time to take a break. You’re going to need to arrange a few days, or a week to yourself, so that you can take some time out and come back fighting fit. Usually a short holiday, or some quality time with your family will fix you right up. This is the kind of action that is more along the lines of giving yourself the chance to relax.

Yes, it’s the action of doing nothing, and believe me when I say it really helps. Just make sure that you put down your work, or whatever you have been doing that has caused you to get so burned out, and after a few days you’ll feel ready to get back out there and take on the world.

If the despair that you feel though is more along the lines of constantly failing at the things you try to do, then you need to take a different approach. Really consider the things you want to achieve and figure out the small steps you can take to get to where you want to be.

At times like this, it’s no use jumping in at the deep end. You need to take things slowly and recognize the little progresses that you make along the way. Stopping to take note of your small achievements can give you that boost of morale you need to keep on top of things.

When you feel despair, the most important thing to do is take action. The kind of action that brings with it the antidote to the specific kind of despair you are feeling.

With a little concentrated effort, you can overcome it.

Perhaps this would be a good time to speak with a counsellor, or even a good friend. Sometimes getting a little perspective from others can help you to see things you’ve missed. A good counsellor will help you develop a clear plan of action to so you can overcome despair and achieve the things you want to achieve.

I can guarantee you that the despair you feel is related to something in your life that isn’t going the way you want it to. So, it’s time to sit down and really consider exactly what it is that’s getting you down. Then, either let that thing go from your life, or figure out how you can act to make things change.

That’s the most important key to all of this – CHANGE.

To overcome despair, something in your life needs to change. In addition, in order for change to occur, you need to act differently. Just figure out the specifics of what needs to change and how you need to act differently, and you are on track to conquering despair and liberating yourself from its grasp.

What do you think?

Written by Michael Allsworth

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