So many Depressed people!
At least 17.5 Million Americans are Depressed. Yikes!
Ignoring Depression won't help. And in fact—it could make it worse.
So many drugs for Depression—So many people on drugs!
Zoloft, Prozac, Celexa, Lexapro, Paxil, Luvox, Oleptro, Pristiq, Cymbalta,
Effexor XR, TCAs, Dopamine Reuptake Blocker, 5-HT2 Receptor Antagonists, MAOIs, etc. etc.
The list goes on and on!
Do they work? Sometimes.
Who makes tons of money with these drugs? The drug companies.
I am not a Doctor. Please seek professional help if your condition is life-threatening!
So if you choose to go drug-free—what are you to do??
One of the best ways to overcome depression is by doing something good for someone else.
Sitting around, thinking only of yourself and all your problems can lead to depression and anxiety.
So do a favor for a neighbor, read to a blind person, visit an older person who rarely gets visitors, volunteer at a pet or family shelter, do some gardening, volunteer as a tour guide at a museum, teach someone how to read—so many ways to help others! When you're busy helping someone, you won't have time to think about being depressed. 😉
Boost your endorphins by exercising.
Exercise is good for you in so many ways.
Don't think about it—just do it! It doesn't have to be 1 hour at the gym. But how about 10 minutes of stretching? That's doable, right?
Walk a dog. Don't have a dog? Borrow one. Walking a dog is a real mood booster—for you and the dog.
Meditate every day because routine is so important to overcoming depression.
I know….when you're depressed, it's difficult to have any routine.
Yes…it's difficult—but it's not impossible!
Start your day by quieting yourself, put on stereo headphones or earbuds and listen to a grounding meditation.
Personally, I meditate better when I listen to a Guided Meditation—someone is talking and guiding me through the process.
My mind tends to wander if I don't hear instructions.
Do whatever works for you. There is no right or wrong.
Here's a very powerful Meditation that I think you'll really enjoy.
It will help you to dissolve your worries, relax and accept yourself for who you are.
Please allow yourself to stop for a few minutes and benefit from this healing Meditation.
Please let me know if this Meditation was helpful for you. Post your comments below. Thank you!