THE POWER OF SELF-MOTIVATION IN A DEPRESSED WORLD.
Depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide, and is a major contributor to the global burden of disease. More women are affected by depression than men. At its worst, depression can lead to suicide.
Depression is a common illness worldwide, with an estimated 350 million people affected.
Depression is different from usual mood fluctuations and short-lived emotional responses to challenges in everyday life. Especially when long-lasting and with moderate or severe intensity, depression may become a serious health condition. It can cause the affected person to suffer greatly and function poorly at work, at school and in the family. At its worst, depression can lead to suicide. Suicide results in an estimated 1 million deaths every year.
“Depression has been called the world’s number one public health problem. In fact, depression is so widespread it is considered the common cold of psychiatric disturbances. But there is a grim difference between depression and a cold. Depression can kill you.” – David D. Burns
The gruesome statistics above, emphasizes the reason why the topic I am addressing today is so important for our generation. HOW TO CONSTANTLY STAY MOTIVATED is a needed topic by any standard especially in our generation of depressed people. Constant motivation could be a life line for a generation that is prone to chronic depression.
If we could learn how to simply stay motivated, we could reduce the rate of depression to the tune of 50% in our nations. If we could only teach people how to get themselves motivated, we would have saved the budget of our countries billions and billions of US dollars.
Depression in America costs society $210 billion per year, according to the newest data available, yet only 40 percent of this sum is associated with depression itself. In fact, for every dollar spent treating depression, an additional $4.70 is spent on direct and indirect costs of related illnesses, and another $1.90 is spent on a combination of reduced workplace productivity and the economic costs associated with suicide, directly linked to depression.
“Depression isn’t just being a bit sad. It’s feeling nothing, its nothing wanting to be alive anymore. – J. k Rowling
Teaching people to be motivated would not only save our economies from wasting a much needed financial budget. It would go beyond that. It would save millions of our citizens from diseases and other emotional and psychological torments, people in depression go through.
Self-motivation could become a major cure to the problem of mood swings. It would save people from cognitive disorder. It would save people from low energy levels. It would save people from loss of appetite and it would save people from sleeping disorders. Self-motivation would also help raise self-esteem.
As simple as the act of self-motivation is, it could actually reduce sufferings in a lot of people. If we could teach people how to keep themselves motivated, it would increase the quality of life of our people. Self- motivation would also increase the social skills of people.
To be continued tomorrow with the following points:
- How motivated people can change a country
- Why we all need to learn to be self-inspired
FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, CHURCH AND NATION
By Pastor Sunday Adelaja.