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Dan Trepanier

Mentor Coach, Oversimplified - How To Overcome Depression On Your Own

Here are 8 OVERSIMPLIFIED steps to overcome depression on your own.

The worst part about depression is pretending you are ok in front of people who are clueless about what’s going on with you. 

The most important part of depression is to take time to care about yourself. Those who genuinely love you and feel a deep connection with you will be there to support you, but your fight with depression is ultimately just yours.

If you suffer from Clinical Depression or any depression that seems beyond your control, then seek a trained medical practitioner’s advice. The self-help suggestions in this post are not intended to replace medical advice! Put; see your family doctor or a health care professional! 

Track your mood.

Keep track of your mood during the day in one week. Rank each day on a 1-10 scale.

Keep track of complementary activities and positive thinking.

We can change our thoughts by changing how we think or behave. 

Your task is to keep track of positive reviews (especially those about yourself) and mood-related thoughts.

Pay attention to specific activities that affect your mood.

Name specific positive thoughts you were focusing on. Write them all down.

Identify and notify at least one activity every day for which you needed to invest a lot of energy, and it eventually paid off.

Write down all the positive thoughts related to the activity that has a long-term outcome.

Identify your positive characteristics.

Think about some festive events\ experiences. Write at least one of the general personality traits that took you to that experience.

Try to find causes for negative situations in external factors.

Please write at least one positive sentence about negative situations by accrediting them to external, unstable and specific factors. For example, If you can not find a job, it is a temporary setting explained by a low socioeconomic status.

Define goals in a positive context.

For example, I want to look better instead of I don’t want to look this fat.

Talk to yourself like partners do. Make a list of rewards that you can give to yourself when you achieve something positive, no matter what the accomplishment is. Focus on specific, material rewards or activities such as going to the movies. Don’t forget to acknowledge how you felt when you got your prize.

Daily reminder: A little thing that will help you feel less depressed is to go to a park and watch different ways that humans smile.



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