Playing Chess Till Depression Checkmate – Kashmir Reader

I was a depressed guy. Depression would creep through my veins like water fills a hole. It wasn’t that I didn’t want to get out of it. It was my psyche that had been weakened by the world of whys and whys; this-should-be-done and this-should-not-be-done; still swirling around in my mind.
I had intense brain fog. Frustration. Sorta blackouts. Burnouts from having to obsess over the causes and consequences of blackouts and frustrations. And so on. A completely unpleasant viscous circle in which I was caught.
So? Chess came with a helping hand. I entered his world of logic and reasoning. Over time, it lessened my depression and all the mind-numbing causes I was suffering from. I will try to explain.

Initial stage:
Playing chess made me realize how well my brain works. Moving a pawn would give me goosebumps at the thought of it being assassinated by the opponent’s pawn. Each time I moved a bishop, and in a fraction of a second when I suffered the loss, it discouraged and encouraged me at the same time. Encouraging me to want to avenge my loss. Results? Depression in the trash for now!

Second step :
Moving my pawn how, when, and where I wanted didn’t seem like a big deal. I could easily assassinate my opponent’s pawn. My thoughts were pretty clear. My mind was working. I would trick the opponent’s bishop into giving in and leaving the game. Results? Give me a sense of worth. gnawing at my depression.

Final step:
Giving my opponent checkmate in no more than ten steps became easy for me. I moved my fingers here and there quickly. My opponent would take it as a challenge whenever his king (or rook) was about to give way. Results ? It makes me feel like a defiant person who isn’t clumsy or weak. And who is now celebrating the funeral of all the remnants of depression that still inhabited it.

Conclusion:
From making my mind as sharp as a razor blade to ending this beast called depression, chess managed to do it all.

To try ?

The writer loves isolation and surfs the web. Still. [email protected]





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