Tip to help Depression


Here is some practical advice to assist with the feelings of depression:

  • Seek Help: Talk to a professional Therapist or a friend that can be impartial and non judgemental, who will listen empathy and reflect with you on your situation.

  • Daily Exercise: Going for a walk, a swim, attends an exercise class or returning to the gym. Spending at least 20 minutes a day in this form of activities.

  • Gratitude and be Grateful: At night time before sleeping, recall three things from your day that you are grateful for. Our normal night lens is the news that trains our brains to scan for all the negative things that has happen to us. Just using that same lens to scan for the positive things and being grateful for those will change the way the brain scans and will increase happiness.

  • Journaling: The power of writing. Write down ONE positive thing that happened to you each day. This exercise will build up the brain scanning technique.

  • Meditation and Mindfulness: Taking time out of your day to go into self. Slow down and simply breathe paying attention to your breath. Starting with a 10 minute meditation in the mindfulness of the breath will be a great place to start.

  • Spend time in Nature paying attention to the leaves, trees, sky, the birds or the ocean. Again just 10 minute a day.

  • Doing random acts of kindness without an expectation of anything in return. Open the door for someone, send a thoughtful text message or email, and smile at strangers.

  • Affirmations: Say daily positive affirmations, beginning with I AM, I Am Happy, I Am Healthy, these can be expanded on later. Saying these affirmations with feelings and total commitment will enhance their power.

  • Smile: When we smile, we release serotonin into the brain, the happy hormone, the more we smile, the more serotonin we release, and the more released the happier we become. The other great thing with smiling is, when we smile, other people smile as well and so we are helping others in the act of smiling.

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