Sunday, June 7, 2015

3 Small Steps to Fight Back Against Depression

Depression is a disease. But that means there is a treatment. Some of it is medical, with therapies and drugs, but there is a part that is metaphysical. YOU!

The opposite of self-depreciation is self-confidence. I know this part is hard and it doesn't happen every day. You need to start small. Pick a day or time you feel 'okay' and ready to make some plans for the future. 

What to do to get self-confidence: 

1. Journal or share one good thing that happened that day or the previous one. Explore your feelings in written form or out loud. Maybe ask a friend to share one thing they like about you. Tell someone a happy memory you had with them, or ask them to share a happy memory of you. 
Focus on the pride in yourself. 

2. Next, you need a set of goals for the day, the week, the month, and the year. Perhaps it is simply that you not miss a class, wear a new vibrant color, try a new restaurant, or visit a fun public place. 

3. Lastly, you need to reward yourself for a job well-done. Maybe you finish your homework so you listen to a favorite radio station. This is the first step to self-love - self-respect and allowing yourself to have good thoughts and a treat for good choices.

Feel SUPER! You did it!

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