Are you always feeling under the weather? Are you always not in the mood to be around others and have a good time? If you’re suffering from prolonged sadness for quite some time now, you should face these bouts of depression and get yourself diagnosed by a psychiatrist, there are psycho therapists who can actually help you out with your problem.


The alarming rate at which people commit suicide lately is really a cause for worry, both the young and the olds are not left out in this ugly scenario. My last article was centered upon depression and worries, coincidentally, some suicide tragedies struck and the media went into frenzy on the news of a medical doctor who reportedly jumped into the lagoon from the third mainland bridge in Lagos state, Nigeria. And just when we thought we have had enough, another lady was also reported to have attempted similar suicide attempt around satellite town Ojo also in Lagos. What could have triggered this end-of-time trend in suicide actions by individuals?


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Depression or prolonged sadness is actually quite common in the Africa especially Nigeria considering the economic situation at the present time, around 30 percent of the Nigerian population actually suffer from this illness, however, not all of them get to be treated, thus, depression and its ill-effects continue to be a burden to many individuals. This illness may seem quite simple to treat but in reality, it takes more than a little cheering up to actually cure depression. Constant visits to a cognitive behavior therapist is a must as well as taking all the prescribed medicines that the doctor will ask the patient to take – none of these exactly come cheap, but the amount of suffering that a person is going through because of depression is enough reason already for others to start taking notice and face depression head on.


Depression oftentimes can easily get in the way of an individual’s daily activities and his or her normal functions, one’s enthusiasm for life can quickly and easily dissipate due to depression. And in place of an individual’s sunny disposition is more or less a person who hates him or herself, having no self-confidence, trying to isolate oneself from the world and basically just not caring about living any more. More so, a person suffering from depression isn’t the only one who’s going to suffer from this destructive illness, his or her loved ones are sure to follow suit. By seeing the individual grow through such rough patches, basically not caring about anything or anyone anymore, it’s highly likely that not only will depression affect one’s relationship with oneself but with his or her loved ones too.


Fortunately depression can now be cured, especially when diagnosed early, depressed individuals can actually be treated through therapy and medication, although it may be a bit costly, a person’s good mental health is something that shouldn’t be frugal on. Cognitive behavioral talk or interpersonal talk are just some of the available psycho-social Continue reading


FEAR4Honestly, I have never really been worried and disheartened in recent times as compared with the period when I was an employee chasing unimaginable monthly sales targets here and there. I was terribly stressed when I was still single in contrast to when I am now happily married with kids and lots of fatherly roles to play at the home front. I appear to take life more uncomplicated now than ever before not because I have everything but rather because I had cause to be thankful for the much little I have. Apparently, I am taking solace in the fact that “The talent for being happy is appreciating and liking what you have, instead of what you don’t have.”

Though, research has shown that there are more cases of stress induced depression, low productivity and performance at workplace, decreasing morals and motivation, absence of positive thinking, high level of domestic abuse and escalated violence, recurrent suicidal actions, extreme drug abuse and excessive alcoholism and many other anti-social activities in the society at large. In order to tone down the effect of stress in our daily lives, here are 55 surefire steps needed to reduce tension from your life:

  1. First and foremost, you need to identify the real cause of stress.


  1. Activities causing stress and tension should be noted down and analyzed twice in a month.


  1. Your reactions to each stressful event should be recollected and compared with one another.


  1. You Should not give immediate response to stressful event, always take little time to think and ponder on the best alternative cause of action.


  1. If any tension comes, ask your inner mind for a solution, he is more intelligent than you.


  1. Past is past, always concentrate on future events and gather courage and willpower.


  1. You need not bother about your loss, but find out the reason for it and try to solve it.


  1. Face all situations with confidence.


  1. Keep faith in God and believe in Him alone to make things work out as you desires.


  1. Always hope for the best in all things you do.txt-images4


  1. Always keep a positive approach.


  1. Before doing anything plan a solution to face a negative situation.


  1. You should not live your life only for money reason alone.


  1. Help the poor people if you can, it gives you a sense of fulfillment.


  1. Visit the sick people and give them moral support, it could be the best and last moment for you or the sick ones.


  1. Whenever you are tensed take a deep breath and relax.


  1. Don’t ever replace working hard with prayer and replacing prayer with hard work.


  1. If any stress comes, look at the beautiful things around you most especially the nature.


  1. Keep some inspirational and motivational books around you, read whenever you are stressed or under pressure.


  1. Practice breathing exercises regularly.10


  1. Keep little time for positive thinking and meditation, an hour a day will refresh your mental alertness.

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The pervasive news about recession seems to me a global phenomenon and not a malaise peculiar to Nigeria as a country. However, recession itself is not the major impediment to survival but the willingness of the people to look inward and create alternative source of income. Any nation whose development and growth is hinged on a monolithic based economy will ultimately fall into recession whenever it experiences financial shocks.


Doing extra jobs, working extra hours, selling extra products, doing holiday and weekend jobs, affiliate marketing, by and large, earning extra income during recession is the greatest way to cushion the effect of economic depression, high cost of inflation, job insecurity, financial meltdown and the likes.

Have you ever imagined how it feels to get up at your own lovable time and not hasten to office in the regular chaos of snarling traffic all the while getting choked on pollution? And then, to begin the day as though you are fresh from home and nothing has happened.


Earning Extra Income has not impaired anyone up till now, and it should not be hurting you either if you start today. As long as you are willing to do that extra bit of work or take an extra mile trip for your boss, you should be more than willing to do so for yourself, especially if you feel that it would improve the quality of life of you and your family.


For extra income job to be more rewarding, it is advisable to start with something you are passionate about as extra Income does not come for free.  A little bit of motivation and inspiration could set the ball in motion even for a greater business idea.

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  1. There is a global recession striking and there couldn’t have been a better time to engage in extra income activities than now. From America to Europe, Asia to Africa, the message is all the same, prices of oil keeps fluctuating, inflation rising on the steady, world population geometrically progressing, global warming and climatic change is affecting earning potentials of both the government and households, therefore, working extra hours and earning extra income is very germane at this critical period in our lifetime.
  1. Little fear of Job security and fear of unemployment vanish

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  1. Flexibility to experiment with your passion and creativity, working extra jobs or earning extra income always present us the opportunity to try out new ideas.
  1. The above factors help you to pursue your regular income job until you are sure of the extra income business. You can always switch.
  1. Earning extra income and pay at your leisure hours. Be your own time master. Flexibility benefits are more for mothers and people having other responsibilities apart from professionjob loss2

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  1. You can be your own boss in less time with no one looking over your shoulder. Freedom of time, moment, goals, finances everything left to you.
  1. There is that Self confidence going through the sky. This factor will help you face most hurdles in life with a lot lesser heartaches and stress.

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Author Michael Jeffreys personally interviewed 15 top motivational gurus in 1997 for his then upcoming book.  After talking to gurus from Brian Tracy to Dr. Wayne Dyer, he distilled 8 Secrets to Success they all agreed upon.  These secrets are still good today and are as follows:

  1. Take 100% Responsibility for Your Life – In a society where people blame everything from their parents to the government for failure, those who don’t buy into this mentality or succumb to the “victim” thinking succeed. To blame something or somebody outside yourself is saying they have control of your life and not you. Someone else’s opinion of you doesn’t have to become your reality.
  1. Live Your Life On Purpose – What separates motivational thinkers from the unsuccessful is that they believe they’re doing what they were put her to do. The difference between this and just living, is that the latter is just getting through the week with the least problems.  But when you live your life on purpose, your main concern is doing the job right.  For the entrepreneur this means finding a cause you believe in and building your business around it.
  1. Be Willing to Pay the Price – Be willing to pay the price for your dreams. Wanting a big house, a luxury car, and a million dollars in the bank is all very nice, and everyone wants these things – but are you willing to pay the price to get them?  This is one of the major differences between the successful and unsuccessful.
  1. Stay Focused – Every day we’re bombarded with hundreds of tasks, phone calls, messages, and everyone competing for our time. Focusing requires giving up something in the present because you are investing your time in something that will pay off big-time down the road.  Jack Canfield and Mark Hanson were turned by 30 publishers when they submitted the first “Chicken Soup for the Soul” book.  Instead of giving up, they stayed focused on their goal and did four or five interviews per day for radio, TV, and newspapers, for five days a week for a whole year.  Eventually, a small publisher decided to take a chance, and of course now it’s a best-seller that spawned an entire series that have sold more than 10 million copies.10
  1. Become An Expert in Your Field One striking factor all successful people have in common is how seriously they take their profession.  They strive to be the best at what they do, and do almost anything to improve.  If someone followed you around all day with a video camera at your business, would it be a tape you’d be proud of or embarrassed about?  Make the decision today to work at being the best in your field.  How? By finding out what the “best” in your field are doing, and do what they do.
  1. Write Out a Plan for Achieving Your Goals – Write out an action plan/map for how you’re going to achieve your goals.  Trying to reach your goals without a plan is like trying to drive from Los Angeles to Chicago without a map.  A goal that isn’t written down is merely a wish or fantasy.

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