6. It Can Help You Cherish Your Health and Family
When people are depressed, they tend to believe there is nothing good left in the world. However, it often happens that our friends and family show their true support when we are down and we need them. Depression can be a good test to see who is with you and who will flee at the first sign of weakness. Being depressed means that you will need the moral and emotional support of those close to you – and it will undoubtedly make you cherish your health, your friends and your family. Unfortunately, many of us tend to take these things for granted until it is too late.
7. Depression Stimulates Analytical Reasoning
When depression is linked to an external factor (as happens most of the time), it commonly promotes what is known as ‘analytical reasoning,’ meaning it will make you think about the factors that triggered the depression, thus allowing you to view the problem analytically. In other words, instead of looking at the bigger picture, you will ‘break it down’ into smaller pieces that will help you understand it better. It is a type of coping mechanism that we all have, and one that is often activated by depression. This is one of the many reasons why you should embrace your depression and learn to make the best of it.
Depression is certainly not something one would wish for, but it doesn’t mean that you cannot make something positive out of it. Those suffering from depression should try to keep an open mind and to analyze all the pros and cons of situations objectively, and they might be amazed to see that there are actually several upsides they have never considered.