Quotes to Help You Continue When Depression Strikes

Quotes to Help You Continue When Depression Strikes

Last update: 26 December, 2015

Depression is a complicated issue. Many people live with it for years without showing any signs. Others are more open about it. The thing those who suffer from it have in common is that they must face it as a challenge every day.

When depression makes you its prisoner, think about the following quotes. They are not solutions to your problems, but they’ll help you look at your situation with a more hopeful perspective.

“My life has been so wonderful, I wish I had realized it before”

Life doesn’t have to be perfect. The ups and downs are proof that we are moving along the road. It is common that depression prevents you from seeing all of the wonderful things you have, but that doesn’t mean you should stop existing.

Think about the people who love you and those you love. Give yourself time to feel down but then continue on your journey.

One day you will realize that all wounds are prints on the soul that shape who you are.

“Depression is fed by unhealed wounds”
-Penelope Sweet-

If you do not learn to heal the past you cannot have a happy future. Sometimes you just need to lock yourself up and cry in order to temporarily heal your heart and see what you need to solve.

That’s just part of the process. The part that complements it is when you take action. It may be years before you decide to do so, but nobody can do it for you. Seek the help you need and let yourself receive it.

depression is an unhealed wound

“I have committed the worst sin one can commit, I have not been happy.”
-Jorge Luis Borges-

Life is so ephemeral and short that when we compare ourselves to history, we are just a sigh. Therefore it is an obligation to learn to be happy. Do not limit yourself to just watching the days go by; look for reasons to smile. Even if you are experiencing a bad time or wanting to cry and get away from the world.

Talking with friends, reacquainting yourself with special people and laughing. You don’t want to reach old age and realize that you’ve missed these things.

“Depression is the inability to build a future.”
-Rollo May-

While you are tied to the past, you cannot jump-start the future. Life will seem gray and meaningless.

The secret is not forgetting, but learning to deal with your past to build the life you desire. What’s stopping you? Is it really strong enough to prevent you from moving forward or you are giving power to something insignificant?

Do not blame yourself, we have all fallen down at some point but what’s matters more is knowing that you can continue despite these defeats.

“Depression is a prison in which you are both the prisoner and the cruel jailer.”
-Dorothy Rowe-

Unlike other problems, with depression you are your worst enemy. You enter a vicious circle full of guilt, pain, sadness and loneliness. Don’t let it! You own your life and you must take responsibility and control of it. Only you can decide how and when to stop suffering.

I bet no one has as bad of an opinion of you as yourself. Find reasons to value yourself and others to minimize what hurts you.

depression is a prison

“Each day begins with an act of courage and hope: getting out of bed.”

Live one day at a time is one of the goals of people with addictions. You know why? Because you cannot plan for a lifetime if you have not decided to fight for today.

It doesn’t matter if you don’t feel like it, every day must you wake up and get yourself together. Straighten up your home and make sure you meet all your obligations.

A good strategy is to keep busy. The longer you’re doing nothing, the more likely  depression will win.

What are you waiting for to fight for yourself?

Only those who have experienced depression know how difficult it is to move forward. Nobody can judge you because you feel weak and unwilling to continue. But you must do something to continue because no one can fight for you.

Life is about facing one challenge at a time and now it’s time to fight the sadness and show a smile

Cry, scream, or express yourself as you want, but then continue. There is still plenty to see and do tomorrow.

This text is provided for informational purposes only and does not replace consultation with a professional. If in doubt, consult your specialist.