6 Strategies for Overcoming Depression

April 7, 2007 by  
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By Foras Aje

Though not the end all be all of how to cope with the challenges of depression, the steps listed herewith should be quite helpful for helping you overcome depression.

1. Change Your Diet.

Considering that the Standard American Diet is devitalized and lifeless, it only makes sense one will be just the same. You are what you eat and what you consume does affect you health: Mentally, Spiritually and Physically.

2. Remember that You Are Not Going Crazy.

Dr. Norman Vincent Peale (The Author of the Power of Positive Thinking) once said that “We are all spirits leaving in 3 dimensional world”. Oft Times, this world is in a state of chaos and disorder, what from news about wars, floods, etc…These in themselves can aggravate many a case of depression, so realize friend that it’s not just you and no, you’re not going insane.

3. Take a break from media overload.

Most of what you hear on TV and read in the papers is not good news. The last thing you need now is hearing some sad story about what is happening elsewhere. This may not only cloud your thoughts but may very well aggravate your very own sadness, making things all the more negative.

4. Renew Your Thoughts.

“Be transformed by the renewing of your thoughts” , “Guard Your Heart for it’s the wellspring of your life” , “As a man Thinks in his heart so is he” . These are all verses from the Good Book and should make it clear that what you think off is ultimately what will happen.

5. Dwell on the Positive and Count your blessings.

We have so many things to be thankful for; however, we often take them for granted. With an attitude of gratitude, depression cannot thrive. Fill your mind with these factors so traces of sadness can be overcome with gladness.

6. Move, move, move!

This exercises the motor centers of the brain, making the blood flow away from the emotional activity center; consequently one becomes more receptive to positive thoughts. One standout is to Dance. Play your favorite tunes and get moving.

Though not the end all be all of how to cope with the challenges of depression, the steps listed herewith should be quite helpful for helping you overcome depression.

In Friendship,

Foras Aje is an independent researcher and co-founder of BodyHealthSoul LLC. He invites you to visit his blog for more tips on Depression Treatment and Self-Help Today.

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