Here are some ways to help you get happy without the use of medication.
I have been up and I have been down! I know there are many people out there who feel depressed. If you are then you pretty much feel like the world has nothing to offer, your walls are closing in on you, and no one cares. I am here to help you, give you some support. I want to let you know that if in your life you are feeling lonely there is one person out there still thinking about you and praying for you…That’s me!! My father is in a very deep state of depression and it kills me to see him go through this when I know that if he would take my advice he could be happy! I am going to give you my advice and you can take it or leave it. I hope and pray that you will take it though!
I am not a person who personally believes in taking prescription medication for depression. I am not however advising you to stop taking your medication if you are on any. This can be seriously defective to your health and to stop taking any medicine abruptly without consulting your doctor first is very very dangerous to your physical and mental health!
Like I said, I have been depressed and I know that it is basically the worst feeling out there. I want to share with all of you the ways that I brought myself out of depression. This is going to be in a list format so please read the entire article you will benefit from my words.
Change Your Way of Thinking
When you are depressed you are thinking that you are all alone, no one cares, and your world is basically coming to an end. Maybe you are going through a terrible situation that is causing these thoughts. I am here to tell you that thinking these things is a choice you are either consciously thinking or subconsciously thinking. If you change the way you think it will change your mood. I know that this is not an easy thing to do and it is definitely a process, try changing one thought a day, and when you catch yourself thinking terrible thoughts remind yourself of who you are and who you want to be. Think something positive about yourself! You are wonderful in your own way, no matter what!!!After awhile you will realize that you no longer are depressed and you no longer have depressing thoughts!!
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Don’t subject yourself to negativity! I know that this is also easier said than done, but you deserve better! In order to feel better you have to know what you are worth and no one deserves to be treated in a negative fashion. If you don’t want to be depressed, don’t hang out with people who depress you!
Don’t Be a Doormat
Don’t ever let anyone put you down, or be mean to you, or push you around! The reason people do this to other people is because they themselves don’t feel good about themself! Why allow someone else to control your mind? Don’t ever take anything anyone says to you that is negative to heart! First of all you are the only person who truly knows who you are! When people try to take advantage of you or try to put you down, STAND UP! Don’t listen! Tell them to shut up!
Go For a Walk
Get out of your house! This alone will make you feel so much better! Even if you are just going out on your front porch or for a walk, fresh air can do wonders!!!
Maybe you are depressed because you are stressed out. If you are stressed out about all the things you have to do make a to-do list. I’m serious, make yourself a to-do list of things you need to get done within a certain time period, then commit to doing them! When you get something done cross it off your list! When you have completed 5 things or your whole to-do list (whichever you’d rather) treat yourself!
If you are depressed because of your weight, get up and do something about it. Commit to excercising for 15 minutes a day to start, anything helps. Also remember you are who you are, don’t let societies views on “what’s hot” get you down! You are beautiful because God made you who you are, He knows exactly who you are and what you look like and guess what…He loves you and thinks your awesome!!! Be you and be the best you you can be!!!
Change your eating habits. If you eat a lot of junkfood or drink a lot of soda, try to cut down. These things have a lot of toxins your body doesn’t need. Instead of grabbing a bag of chips or a candy bar grab some fruit, it tastes just as good and you will feel better because you know that you are helping nourish your body! Water also helps detoxify your body and by doing so you relieve some of your stress and depression!!
If you find yourself continuously thinking negatively, read a book or go to a movie. Escape your world for awhile, it will take your mind off of your depression. The more you think positively the faster your depression will go away!
If you take my advice on just one of these things I guarantee you will feel so much better! I hope that this helps!! My prayers are with you and just remember that no matter what there is someone out there thinking about you!