Depression, Don't Live With It
Depression is unpleasant, it is unhealthy and we do not need to live with it. We have the ability to take control and rid ourselves of this curse forever.
Let me start by qualifying the topic here. When we suffer loss or disappointment, a certain amount of upset and discomfort is normal and healthy, what is not normal is when these patterns continue for years at a time, long after a reasonable mourning period has occurred. This is the type of depression I am referring to here.
A master key to overcoming this is understanding that depression is caused by thought patterns and generally our thought patterns are habitual, they are habits. What occurs is this: we suffer setback, we then re-run the event in our mind so many times that we get stuck in a pattern of thought that is harmful. Then, years later, long after the loss of the event has left us, the negative thought pattern remains and we find ourselves in a depressed state for no apparent reason. If we repeat this with a number of negative events from our life, well, pretty soon it can begin to feel hopeless and we begin to reach for the bottle or call the doctor.
So, the answer then is in changing our thought patterns, at least to some extent anyway. First step in this or any aspect of life really is to accept responsibility for the situation. It’s your life, accept the fact that you are in control and you have the power to enact change. Empower yourself. The easiest way to break habitual thought patterns is to change your daily activities, do something different. My advice would be do something different that is bigger than you. Volunteer for something, contribute to helping others in some way. This is going to be fantastic, this gives us the opportunity to feel good about ourselves while at the same time helping others, a true win win scenario.
Next, Exercise. Not what anybody want to here, but absolutely essential. If you can do this your life will change, guaranteed. Movement is very important. When we become depressed our movement tends to slow or even stop. This is no coincidence. Increase the volume and intensity of your movement and your situation will begin to improve. We will break the cycle and start it moving in the right direction.
Improve your diet and drink less alcohol, most people when upset do the opposite, they eat junk and start drinking. This just adds fuel to an already burning fire. Avoid it, this is no more than a form of self harm and it will only compound the problem. As basic and obvious as it sound, fresh fruit, vegetable and lots of water really will do much more for you than any chemical the doctor can prescribe.
Lastly, use good language and self talk to describe your situation,
use good language and self talk to describe you situation,
do not continuously tell of your woe’s and misfortune to others or yourself. Talk and think in terms of what you want and were you want to be. Think about how bright the future is and not how dark the past was.
Reduce depression through contribution.
| Benefit from Personal Coaching (claim your free session) or take advantage of our popular e-mail coaching services.|
Have a comment, advice or question? Have your say here.
Do you agree, disagree or have something to add, please share! All polite and tasteful submissions welcome.
What Other Have Contributed
Click below to see contributions from other visitors to this page...
You are so Heavenly right Not rated yet
Here you are with ALL the good advice, as like you were there, and did that. I was ... so close I could be in Heaven long before now.
You may be saved …
Panic attacks And Anxiety Not rated yet
I used to have a problem with panic attacks and anxiety. I was diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Anxiety Disorder. I've managed now …
Stress And Depression Not rated yet
Many people believed that depression and stress is a state of mind and not a cause of physical illness. This is not true, stress and depression can cause …
Deafeat Depression By Finding Meaning Not rated yet
You need to find something meaningful in your life, that is the best way to beat depression. Find your meaning and focus on that. That will boost your …
Social Anxiety Not rated yet
The best way to get over social anxiety and that type of depression is go to places you are scared of and face things that you fear, it is the only way. …
Find The Cause Of Depression Not rated yet
I suffered terribly for 5 years of depression. The best thing I found to get me out of it was exercise. I know you hear this all the time but it works. …
Click here to write your own.
OrSign up for our free newsletter and receive a complimentary copy of "Cut The B.S"