How to beat depression (Part 2)

Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass, its about dancing in the rain! John Dare

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Depression is one of those things that happens even to the best of us. Sometimes it is so hot, my dog gets depressed and treats me as if I am the one making the sun roast us for tonight’s dinner. Being human, we tend to “have” many reasons why we get depressed and shut out the world, because they could not possibly understand what you are going through right? Well your wrong. Studies show that 99.9999 percent of people will experience some type of depression in their life time whether it is from losing a job, a relationship gone wrong, the kids not doing so well in school, it is 109 degrees in your city, you get the point. IT IS GOING TO HAPPEN at one point or another.

Do we have any sports fans out there (Heats fan here)? Have you ever wondered how the team members year after year stay mentally prepared to perform at their peaks quarter after quarter? Well it is because they have conditioned not only their minds, but also their bodies to be able to perform at such peak levels. The definition of condition is the state of something, especially with regard to its appearance, quality, or working order. It is the circumstances affecting the way in which people live or work, especially with regard to their safety or well-being. Your bringing (something) into the desired state for use. So what is my point to all of this? Depression is something that is learned, and conditioned in your mind that you bring about from your own emotions. We as emotional beings tend to point fingers and say “well I am this way because of so and so”, or ” I would have did this differently if it was not for,” or” he/she made me like this because the way they treated me”, when in reality, you are the person behind every emotion you create, whether bad or good. Once you get control of your emotions, you start to experience what life is really about and loving in the small and simply things.

So let me ask you a question! Have you ever tried to be happy and depressed at the same time? No really, have you? Try this for a second. put the biggest smile that you can make on your face, ear to ear, now try to have negative feelings or actions while you are smiling! Didn’t work did it. Now change those facial expressions to a frown and tell me how you feel now. Back to playing the victim right? So this lets me know that I cannot be depressed without changing my facial gestures, motions, and body movements. The mind is created to react on the way you physically move and gesture, just as well as the thoughts guiding your actions. So emotions are created by motions. When someone gets under your skin and really pisses you off, your whole body language and expressions change according to their motions. Well I have a solution that will suit anyone at anytime when an emotional change is needed right away. Simply change the emotions that you connect to being upset and depressed. When someone upsets you, immediately change pattern by doing something out the ordinary. Start yelling out random words, APPLE, ORANGE, OPRAH, TIRES, ICE CREAM, MOMMY, I LOVE YOU! And watch how just like that your mood will instantly change. Also get yourself moving, stand up, look up at the ceiling with the biggest grind on your face and just laugh, and be silly! Start clapping your hands, getting the blood flowing, while still smiling a big smile! Take a few deep breaths, fast or slow, which ever you prefer, and instantly change the subject to something more proactive.

 

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How to beat depression

That little voice inside your head is nothing more than a self motivator, if you let it be. John Dare

Depression affects just about everyone on some level. For some, depression is purely situational. For others, it becomes a chemical problem in need of greater attention. Regardless of the kind of depression you face right now, though, there are a few things you can do to beat an instance of depression once it comes upon you. Here are a few suggestions to get you started.

1. Get out of bed. No matter how light or heavy your depressive episode is, the first thing you need to do is get out of bed in the morning. Without taking that first step, nothing more can be accomplished and your depression will only linger.

  • If your depression is severe or chronic, getting out of bed and preparing for the day can also be viewed as a small but necessary victory on the road to recovery.

2. Soak in a little sunlight. Natural light has a positive effect on mood. Even 30 minutes outdoors is better than nothing.

  • One major cause of seasonal depression is the lack of sunlight and the lack of outdoor activity
  • Vitamin D helps stabilize the mood, but it is absorbed better through food and sunlight than through supplements

3. Exercise. There appears to be some link between stationary lifestyles and depression. Break up the monotony of your daily routine by squeezing in at least 30 to 60 minutes of exercise each day.

  • The exercise does not have to be intense. Even a 30 minute walk outside can help improve your mood.

4. Avoid skipping meals. Your body and mind both need nutrients to keep working properly. If your mind is not nourished, the hormones and chemicals pumping through it may be thrown out of balance and, as a result, you depression may last longer or get more severe.

Eat healthy meals packed with plenty of balanced nutrients in order to give your body and mind what they need.

  • That said, it does not hurt to treat yourself a bit during a bout of depression as long as you do not overindulge. The cacao in dark chocolate can even be helpful since it causes your brain to release endorphins. Overindulging can lead to physical health problems and a drop in self-esteem.

Resist the urge to drown your sorrows. Do not indulge in alcohol or drug use during your depression. Consider packing your diet with foods linked to fighting depression. These foods include fish oils, brown rice, brewer’s yeast, whole-grain oats, and cabbage.

5. Rest. Even though you need to get out of bed in the morning, you also need to get back in at night.

  • A lack of rest can stress your body and mind, making depression worse.
  • Aim for 8 hours of sleep per night, especially during periods of depression.
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The power of focus and concentration

I thought this One was much needed as a reblog!

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You do not have to have all the answers, just move forward with positive, affirmative action, and you will see results.  John Dare

I feel like I have already gained a personal connection with my readers and I get really anxious when I think about what information I will share next. I tend to juggle a few task on a daily but would like to put more effort into producing more post because I have so much knowledge to share!

The topic that reached out to me as I woke up this morning was the power of focus and concentration. Lately, my ability to delegate task ranging from greatest importance to least importance has become harder to me because I feel like everything needs to get done! I have learned that doing this actually slows down the number of task that you complete as a whole and you tend to even get…

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The power of focus and concentration

You do not have to have all the answers, just move forward with positive, affirmative action, and you will see results.  John Dare

I feel like I have already gained a personal connection with my readers and I get really anxious when I think about what information I will share next. I tend to juggle a few task on a daily but would like to put more effort into producing more post because I have so much knowledge to share!

The topic that reached out to me as I woke up this morning was the power of focus and concentration. Lately, my ability to delegate task ranging from greatest importance to least importance has become harder to me because I feel like everything needs to get done! I have learned that doing this actually slows down the number of task that you complete as a whole and you tend to even get burned out, resulting in old habits of procrastination and laziness. Lets go ahead and do this exercise so we can get all of the negative thoughts out of our heads:

FOR THE NEXT 60 SECONDS, NAME ALL THE REASONS WHY YOU CANT FOCUS AND CONCENTRATE ON THE THINGS YOU TRULY WANT IN LIFE 3 ,2, 1 GO!!!!!

I am a single parent home and I have many kids to take care of

I am a full time student and my classes take to much of my time

I do not have the money right now

No one believes in me

The do not have any marketable skills or services to offer

I just do not have the time right now

 

Now that we got that out the way, lets talk about some reasons why WE MUST stop, plan, and then take action right away. If you are like I was in the past (3 days ago) then it is almost impossible to focus on an ultimate goal when their is no strategy behind your passion. On a daily, we have an estimated  70,000 thoughts. “70,000”. I have trouble sometimes when my psychology instructor gives an assignment that I have to produce  1200 words. How is it possible that I can have this many thoughts on a daily basis and further more,  what in the heck have I been thinking about. You can find the answer by simply doing one thing, look around you. Every circumstance, event, person, and thing that you encounter daily is because of the thoughts that you create. Is that a powerful statement or what? Now think about this for a moment; through the power of focus and concentration, not only can you learn to control every thought and direct it to what you want in life, but you can also start to change and create the circumstances that are around you. All this and more is possible through discipline of the mind, and structured task that gets you from one stage to the next smoothly. Lets back up back to this 70,oooo thoughts per day scenario. So what exactly are we thinking about and why. How does it make you feel when you think about these things and does it align with what ultimate goals you have for yourself. The first thing I want you to do is make a list of the things that you are thinking about and be honest with yourself. Try it for a couple of days and then see what changes can be made in your thinking process.  In the mean time, here are a few action statements that can help you to change the pattern of your subconscious mind (we will talk more about the subconscious in future post AWESOME SUBJECT) and get you focused right away.

1. I possess the ability to concentrate on one thing at a time! ( repeat 12 times)

2. I possess a positive mental attitude! (12)

3. My right now is right, and my future is bright! (12)

4. I embrace success. The words “I can’t” are not in my vocabulary. I refuse to believe my own excuses. I am unstoppable! (12)

5.I don’t have to wait until I feel “ready” to take action on my goals. The timing will never be perfect. I am ready now.

6. I am making space for more success to come into my life. I let go of my excuses. I am productive & focused on results! (12)

7. I am committed to the possibility of my own success. I take action on my goals now so I can have the lifestyle I want(12)

8. I can achieve whatever I want. I can have what I desire. Everything is possible. (12)

9. I accept responsibility for my own happiness. I don’t need anyone or anything to complete me because I am already complete.

10. I am willing to forgive. Forgiving myself and others releases me from the pain of the past. I forgive and I am free.

Now take four breaths in through your nose! And release four times through your mouth.

Now doesn’t that feel good. Now we are ready to focus “clearly” on whatever task we have for the day. Remember that to move forward in positive action, you must, well move! Get up in the morning with a positive attitude and if you are not a morning person like myself, give yourself these action words to get motivated “DO IT NOW”! Keep you are pair of sneakers near the bed, get up and but them on after saying “DO IT NOW” with affirmative positive energy, and take a walk around the block or walk the dog to get your blood going. I assure you it is a great way to start the day and strengthen your ability to focus and concentration.

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