Depression is…

Depression

…is when you’ve misplaced your joy. For all practical purposes you’ve lost it.  But to fix your depression the first step is to know…and admit that you are depressed.  That’s a big first step.

I Know.

I’ve been there.

The next step is get up, and go find something that will make you laugh.

If you’re deeply depressed, this something, that will make you laugh is going to be hard to find.

Keep looking.

One thing you might do, is to just go to youtube.com and type in “Make Me Laugh”. Then just click

on something that looks good to you.

Or you could call an old friend on the phone and just chat for 10 or 15 minutes. If you want…tell them you need some help getting over a funk today.

Another way is to simply remember the last thing that actually made you feel good. What were you doing, what were you seeing, thinking, or feeling that made you feel peaceful and good in so many ways.

I’ve learned that depression has many faces and therefore many causes. It might be brought on by any or a combination of causes:

  1. Loss of a loved one or pet.
  2. Changes in medications.
  3. Lack of sleep
  4. Extended or “Chronic Pain”
  5. Grief
  6. Past sexual, emotional or physical abuse
  7. In some cases, it can be related to Genetics.
  8. Can be the result of Substance abuse…chemical or possibly by any addictions.

From personal experience, I have found that meditation, even if for only 5 minutes can often help stabilize your feelings and thinking processes. Finding this inner peace shows you the way to finding the peace in your outer world.

Listen to uplifting but peaceful music.

Listen to your breath.

Listen to your Heart.

Remember…it IS ok to cry ! Don’t be ashamed.  Just let it out…

Do NOT listen to your ego.

Remember well what John Denver said in one of his greatest songs: “Some Days are Diamonds, Some Days are Stones.”

In so many words…be aware of who you are, where you are… where you are going and who you could become.

The “Doc” – Earl A Purkey