Depression involves sad feelings of gloom and inadequacy. It is known as a mental state characterized by a pessimistic sense of inadequacy and a despondent lack of activity. You see it is a mental state which involves certain feelings. The point I want to make here is that through your mind, you have the power, regardless of your situation, to shape the way you feel.

Your mind is a powerful tool, which I am sure you are aware of. Everything that you do or want to do in life starts in your mind. Your mind has the power to bring you up and the power to bring you down. Now are you the type that when things are going well you are happy and upbeat yet when things become lousy, you suddenly turn miserable? If you are, no need to stress and worry because the majority of people are this way. Most people are victims to the unpredictability of circumstances, where their moods continuously sway up and down depending on outside conditions.

The reason people are this way is because they do not know any better. They feel it is the humanly natural way to be.  However, real champions in life are much different. Real champions are on the alert all day long making sure that they are protecting their mind. They guard their minds so that even when things are going poorly, they stay relaxed, happy, calm and hopeful. This ability to stay in control and maintain a positive attitude is absolutely crucial to living a happy and successful life.

Here is what perhaps the greatest bodybuilder of all time, Arnold Schwarzenegger, said about the matter: “A positive attitude and confidence in your ability are absolutely necessary to make your best gains…Whether its building a Mr Olympia physique, climbing a mountain, succeeding in business, getting an educational degree, or learning to play a musical instrument, everything starts with the mind. You have to do it first in your mind and believe you can do it in your heart.”

Keep in mind that the secret to protecting your mind is by maintaining that positive attitude of yours. By doing this, you will be taking sunshine with you wherever you go and no matter what the weather.