Ending Depression

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It’s hard to believe we are working on week three. By now you have spent some time on anxiety and getting a daily routine organized. How are you feeling? I hope you feel a sense of accomplishment and that you are taking good care of yourself. This work isn’t easy but essential .Be sure you are eating well, taking some supplements that can help you such as b vitamins, omega fatty three and a good dose of vitamin C to boost you immune system.

I want to explain why I am using the hierarchy of needs. You see Maslow believed that the needs are similar to instincts and it plays a major role in motivating behavior. We need to motivate behaviors in order to break the despair cycle. The lack of motivation is a core problem when dealing with depression and it sets the hierarchy of needs off balance.

Before you start reading Guidebook #3 Ending Depression I want you to ask yourself these questions.

1. What is truly important to you?
2. What areas of my life make me want to be motivated?
3. What tools help motivate me?
4. How motivated am I today?

Answer these questions the best you can because as you know if you have depression and anxiety your motivation is off and you want to begin to pay attention to that. So answer the questions because we will ask them later again.

Please focus on this for the next few days whether you do it before of after your yoga and meditation or over lunch make this priority for a few days. In two or three days come back for the next section.

Part Two
Negative Thinking

Because of the nature of depression people tend to feel low levels of self-esteem, confidence and achievement and it makes it difficult to fulfill Maslow’s needs. So let’s take a look at depression.

As you read the depression section, be sure to remember two things, first that all thought affects the body, and second that you need to accept your feelings. These will be very important. Thought can really make or break our depression.

With depression our cognition starts performing a negative evaluation of self. It’s true that people with depression see themselves as worthless. This is mainly because people who feel depression often create negative themes about themselves or people, places and things around them. These negative themes or thinking dominate you and interpret all failures, even trivial ones, as reflections of your inadequacy. Pretty soon this negative thinking starts vicious cycle that we call the despair cycle. We may lose faith, over eat, spend too much money, lose our self-esteem and the hierarchy of needs is off balance once again.

I want you to try to keep track for the next week of how many negative thoughts you give yourself daily. You may be very surprised to see how often you give yourself those thoughts. Such thoughts can include, “I can’t do anything right�? Or “Why does it always happen to me�? or “forget it why bother.�? All these kinds of thoughts lead to negative thinking which in turn leads to your depression. So keep track of those negative thoughts. You will begin to discover just how much control you have over you depression by tracking those negative emotions.

Part 3
Checking in

I want you to stop for a moment, ask yourself have you done your meditation and yoga today. Have you completed your walk? Are you following through with the video or audio meditations? Blood sugars can really affect your depression so are you eating well this far? Try to get rid of junk food processed food and at least add to your diet 5 servings of vegetables and fruit. When working with depression, it is important to check in with your feelings and your progress.

Be sure you fill our each question and do the work. Earlier we talked about how important it is that you actually write the activities because writing it down helps you to face what you wrote as well as allow you to review what you wrote. You can do it on a notebook, or use your guidebook or even make copies so you can continue to redo these valuable exercises.

I have another helpful tip, be sure to take omega fatty three acids to help with your depression. You need to take two 1,000 mgs two to three times daily to get the full benefit to help with your depression and a nice B complex can help as well. Be sure you are drinking plenty of water and getting rest.

If you really want to beat the depression and anxiety, you need to think about fully taking care of your body. Vitamins, healthy food, meditation and fitness routine are all vital in your recovery from the despair cycle.

Continue reading your depression guidebook and make sure you take plenty of breaks. It is important that you pace yourself. You should do some things while you are working on your depression guidebook that makes you feel good. Maybe you could help a friend, cook a meal for someone, whatever it may be, I call it a good deed a day. It keeps you from spiraling down into the depths of depression.

This is a good time to start thinking about your gratitude journal. Simply write down a few things each day you are grateful for. I normally try to write down three to five things a day. If I cannot find anything to be grateful for, I begin to have gratitude for simple things like the air I breathe, running water, electricity etc…

Keep asking yourself how am I doing. Take note and for each time you ask pay attention if you are doing well, ask yourself why. It is important to track your moods and motivation.

When you finish reading Guidebook #3 Ending Depression I want you to ask yourself these questions once again.

1. What is truly important to you?
2. What areas of my life make me want to be motivated?
3. What tools can I use now to help motivate me?
4. How motivated am I today?

You may want to continue to search and see what time of day you are motivated the best. I am at my peek performance from 6:00am about 12:00pm. I generally pick back up about 5:00pm to 7:00pm.

Be sure to mark down the time either AM or PM and use a word that best describes your mood. You could say you are melancholy, depressed, slightly depressed, very depressed, happy, use whatever word you want to use and try to chart your moods throughout the day so you can find out what your peek performance time is.

Be sure to listen to your meditations audio or watch the videos as you complete the depression guidebook. For now, this is Dr Tyler Woods saying walk in peace…