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How To Fight Depression

Journal Entry: Mon Jun 22, 2015, 10:23 PM


Do Yoga --  It will relax your body, and your mind. First, you concentrate on the movements. Then when relaxation comes around and you meditate, your mind becomes empty. At least, for me, it does. People often give me weird looks when I mention Yoga and Meditation. But I'm feeling better than those who don't do it. Give it a try! See how you feel after it.

Spend some time outdoors. Especially in the early mornings! -- The fresh air. The wide space. You're not trapped in the house with your thoughts. You are in a big, beautiful world. With so many directions to go. So many animals and nature to see. The darkness is not there to crush your spirits. The sun is out there waiting for you. I don't care where you live. How dangerous it may be. You're afraid people may harm you? Look at yourself! You are considering suicide. You are with yourself every minute, every second of the day. You are what you should be worried about. So what comes first is your happiness. Doing things that are going to keep you relaxed. Don't allow bullies to win.

Exercise -- You are doing something beneficial for yourself. Taking time out of the day to focus on you. Your confidence will rise when you begin to feel better about your body. It may help take your mind off your problems. It gives you something to do, instead of sulking on the couch at home. There are many health benefits when it comes to exercise. It feels nice to run, with the breeze or rain giving you that extra boost. It feels nice knowing there are no walls in your way; You can just can keep running as far as you want. The feeling of true freedom. It's when you throw your fists at the punching bag, and imagine you are beating the shit out of somebody. This is never selfish. If you want to make people feel good, you have to feel good.

Eat. Drink. And cheer up! -- [ These will help your mood.  You may not see sudden results. You may have to eat more than just one. ] Flaxseeds, Chia seeds, Cashews, Peanuts, Edamame, Pumpkin seeds, Almonds, and Walnuts. Blueberries and Acai. Chocolate. Foods high in vitamin B and D. Yogurt and Kefir. Bananas. Chickpeas, Lentils, Nuts, Oats, Brown rice, Potatoes, Sweet corn, Wholegrain cereals. Maca Root. Spirulina. Clams. Coffee. Radishes. Oysters. Pomegrante. Shiitake mushrooms. Chanterelle mushrooms. Apricots. Ricotta. Milk. Spinach. Kale. Collard greens. Grape juice. Potatoes. Turkey breast. Dark meat turkey. Whole-wheat english muffins. Black eyed peas. Asparagus. Brussels sprouts. Avocado. Fortified oatmeal. Soybeans. Lentils. Beef ribeye. Atlantic Salmon. Sockeye salmon. Yellow fin tuna. Chinese broccoli. Atlantic herring. Fortified breakfast. Chicken breasts. Rainbow trout. Swiss cheese. Mozzarella cheese. Tuna, that is canned in water. Eggs. Swordfish. King Alaska crab. Pork loin.

Stab your floor -- Carpet preferred. You may want to take your anger out on someone. Punching the pillows may not be enough. So instead of taking that anger out on yourself, use the floor as your victim. Stab it as much as you want. Laugh like a maniac, to get that off your chest. It's not like you're stabbing the bed or couch, so you don't have to worry about cotton falling out or anything. If you stab, not slice, you probably won't notice a difference in the carpet. I don't!

Look at cat videos -- "A study published in the journal Computers in Human Behavior suggests that watching videos of cats may be good for your health. The study pinged nearly 7,000 people and asked them how viewing cat videos affected their moods. Of those surveyed, over a third (36 percent) described themselves as a "cat person" and nearly two-thirds (60 percent) said they have an affinity for both dogs and cats. Survey subjects noted less tendencies towards feeling anxious, sad, or annoyed after watching cat videos, including times when they viewed the videos while at work or trying to study. They also reported feeling more energetic and more positive afterwards."

Take the good things as they come -- A nice warm shower in Winter time. Eating pizza during a sport event. Spending time with someone you care for. Watching a movie that brings you excitement. What ever it is that you can enjoy. Even the little things. Never take them for granted. Good things are happening in your life. You need to open your mind and see them. Stop keeping yourself down by only seeing the negative in everything. Don't just shrug off the support you get from others. And don’t push them away, when they are only trying to help you. You may hate your life and you may be insecure. People still love you. Whether you believe it or not. That means if your pet is showing affection, it doesn't matter if your pet can't talk. Your pet loves you. Your partner is trying to cheer you up? Stop looking for attention from your friends, or someone else. You have what is in front of you. Learn to accept it. Stop teaching your mind to disregard the positive things in life. You will never be happy by that attitude.

Stop staying up so late! -- In doing so, you will experience more thoughts because most of your friends will be sleeping. There's less things to do, because you probably can't go outside. This will dampen your spirits. Go to bed. You need your beauty sleep. You don't need to stay up late, finding excuses to be distracted. You can do that another time.

Train your mind -- The same way you beat yourself up, is the same way you can toughen up. Instead of "I'm worthless. Everyone would be better off if I wasn't here. I always fuck things up.." You should be like, "Things take time. They take healing. Things happen in life to make me stronger. I will find someone who treats me with respect. I'm not a bad person. I just haven't found the right one yet." The moment you begin to feel negative, STOP. Take a moment to calm down. Walk away from a stressful situation if you have to. Focus your attention on something else until that urge subsides. Try reading something.

Stop listening to depressing songs. Unfollow that suicidal blog. -- I'm not saying you should completely break away. I know that's very hard to do. When you hear those songs, and you see those posts.. it's like there's this attachment. You feel it because you can relate. Of course you might love that song! Just don't listen to it that much. If you follow a lot of suicidal blogs, just follow one. Or none. None is better. You may think it doesn't affect your mood. But let's be honest here! If you're having a good time, or a decent time.. and you hear a depressing song play, that most likely is going to bring a sinking feeling. You may begin to pay attention to the lyrics. Oh no! You're relating. You're thinking about the past now. So let's say that maybe you're way too deep in depression that it doesn't change anything for you. You're too emotionless to feel any changes because you are already down. That music is going to keep you down. If you don't want to listen to positive music, don't. But don't listen to the depressing ones until you know you can handle it. Same with those quotes about depression. You can't have a positive life if it is full of negativity.

It's all about boundaries -- Just like the one above, you need to unplug. This does not mean you need to unplug the cord from the outlet. What this means, is that if someone is causing too much drama in your life, if someone is stressing you out, bullying you, stalking you, take a break from the internet. You need a few days, weeks, months.. to just relax. It helps out a lot. You need to clear your thoughts. If it's a stalker trying to ruin your life, that can be difficult. Still, I say.. unplug. The more you talk to this stalker, the more fuel there is to the fire. This person is messed up in the head. So there is no way you are going to be able to convince them to stop. If your friends, loved ones, people you work with see that, if they ask you about it, tell them the truth. The situation. Just don't talk to the stalker. If your loves ones don't believe you, or suddenly dislike you, it's not healthy to keep people like that in your life. Especially if the people you talk to on a daily basis are the ones causing trouble. You do not owe anyone anything [unless you make plans with them.] People may dislike you, sure. There will always be people out there with difference in opinion. You may be a people pleaser. But like I said before, you are with yourself 24/7. They are not in your shoes. So do what you can to please yourself first. Break away from the unnecessary drama. If it's not a big deal and you are still stressing out, take a break until you are calm. Come back and explain. Try to work everything out. Perhaps compromise. If they do not respect your choices, if they do not believe in you, stop talking to them. There is an ignore button. Use it.

Find positivity! -- If you are depressed, that means you are negative. You need to find ways to balance it. If all you have is bad thoughts, of course you are going to lean more towards that. You're not going to want to make a change. Now, you are going to have to meet new people. Find someone positive. If you can't find that, which I know is hard to do.. there are still quotes on the internet. Search for inspirational quotes. Positive quotes. Things that are going to give you that extra push. Next, you need to find more songs having to do with happiness, and moving forward. Create a playlist full of them. Put in the effort for happiness. It should replenish you.

Find a healthy habit -- So you can stop getting drunk when you're depressed. Or taking drugs. You are running away from your problems. They will not get fixed that way. It is unhealthy. It may actually even make your situation worst. That is not the solution.

Fix your currently situation first -- Thinking about the future and your life goals? You're not there yet! If it gives you that push to do better, remind yourself of it. If it's stressful, know that you will get there some day. Don't look at the past. Don't look to the future. You are here. Right now. This is not a race. Everything will fall into place as long as you focus on the current situation. How can you improve by being distracted with something else?

Talk about it -- If it helps make you feel better, find someone who is willing to listen. If you are worried about what people may think or say, write it in a journal instead. Just get it off your chest, one way or another. With that said, do not rely on someone too much. They are not going to be by your side 24/7. People get busy. People sleep. They can't hold your hand and guide you through every single thing in life. While it's nice to find comfort in the arms of your loved ones, you need to find that comfort within yourself. How can you find your peace with no one else there? You can't! Sometimes we need to get away from people to just be with yourself. To learn how to survive on our own, and be okay with that. It's good to get things off your chest. However, you don't need to get EVERYTHING off your chest. Every little negative thing that happened in your day. Talk about what is really bothering you. Then try to focus on the positive things. How you can fix your current situation. The more you talk about your depression, the more it lingers on your mind. Fight it.

Help somebody out! -- Sometimes it feels really good to contribute to society. If you give someone a present, and their reaction makes you feel warm inside. If you take someone's dog out for a walk. Babysit. Clean the trash people leave everywhere. Volunteering at a shelter, church, or food pantry. Unless you're a narcissist, and it doesn't really make you feel good. I guess you could just skip this one!

Fake it until you make it -- Every day, at least mention one thing that is good about yourself. Even if you don't believe in it.

Looking good! -- Sometimes getting all dressed up will help with our confidence. Got a certain dress or tux that makes you feel attractive? Wear it. Put them heels on. That makeup. Get your hair did. Take pictures and flirt with them. It doesn't matter if you are going out somewhere. Bottom line; It's not about what other people think. It's about what you think. Put on that thong and twerk if you want. I don't care! You're still training to be positive. And sometimes, it's nice to be confident with your inner and outer beauty. It doesn't have to be one or the other.

Take Anti-Depressants -- If you are having bad side effects, keep switching until you find the right one. Do not continue taking if they are making you want to kill yourself even more.

Go to a church -- A big, happy one. Loud music, and lots of positive speech! Even if you don't believe in God. It is a wonderful place for a good feeling. If you don't want to do that, watch Bishop T.D Jakes on DVDs or.. I think it's on television. I'm not sure. There's Youtube videos, and quotes online! Just go check him out. He is amazing.

Detox! --  Toxins can influence how you feel.

Pick up a new habit. A new place! -- Doing the same thing, seeing the same thing .. It can get boring after a while. Try something different! The internet is full of ideas. Don't be afraid to try new things. Experience is wonderful.

Sex -- Hey.. That's exercise. It helps with the brain and stuff... YOU SHOULD ALREADY KNOW THIS! >///<

Make No Obligations -- Don't do things that you don't like. It does not do you any good. Don't make plans with people if you are not sure you will attend. They will be disappointed.

Keep yourself busy -- Enough said.

Join the Forums! -- I've read this site is very helpful.

www.recoveryourlife.com/forum/

Aromatherapy -- "Using oils to heal, and sooth your body. The scent affects your nerves and sense within the body - it affects your emotions. Some oils can give you peace of mind (lavender), purity (rose hip), and cleanse (tea tree, eucalyptus or mint). Rubbing lavender oil on your fore head and temples will clear your mind from negativity. And it also works wonders for headaches."

Be your own therapist -- Sometimes we don't hear what we need from our friends. It's not like they can read our mind. Sometimes we don't have enough money to see a therapist. Be your own voice. Take time out of the day to figure things out. 

Practice patience -- There are some people who may not have a lot of free time as you do. Just because they may be busy, that does not mean they think badly of you.

Write a list -- Of all the negative patterns you have when it comes to thinking, and try to change them.

Make a change -- If you do not like how the world is, be that change.

Google -- Cognitive Behavioral Techniques for depression or negative thinking. It is about learning how to control aspects of depression and anxiety.

You should also try listening to music with drums. Classical. Irish music. Chinese monk chants. Ainu music. Or go on Youtube and listen to nature sounds, such as rippling water, birds, trickling stream, wind through the trees, flute from a distance. It really helps when you can't get out of the house at night. Bring nature to you, and close your eyes.

I would also suggest listening to the song "Today My Life Begins" by Bruno Mars.





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I am outspoken and sometimes blunt. It is never my intent to hurt someone with an opinion. Because in my eyes, everyone has different beliefs-- And that's okay! What is important to me is honesty and respect.

In my spare time, I enjoy being creative. Writing poetry. Taking photographs. Making jewelry. Cooking. Cosplay. It's also fun to watch Horror films and play the piano. Most of all, I enjoy things that are risky. Sky diving. Chasing tornadoes. I would love to stay in haunted houses and find some spirits in there. Things that will make my heart race. That's what makes life fun!

I am a Sadomasochistic Switch. I like women. Sorry, guys. ;D

I am very passionate about nature and animals. I would love to live out in nature and take care of them. It is my belief that they have every right to live on this earth, just as humans do. Just because they do not speak human language does not mean they are emotionless and insignificant. I want to protect their innocence. People do not get murdered because there are so many of them. So why should animals be targeted for that? As for nature, I think humans have destroyed enough of this world. But they will destroy until there is nothing left. We belong to nature. Nature does not belong to us. It is the only place I feel at ease. It's sad to see people tear it all down because of greed. There's more to life than money and electronics. I think they just get so use to blending in with society that they forget how beautiful the world really is.

My other passion is for a guy called Dean Ambrose. I can honestly say that he is my favorite person on television. He brings a level of excitement nobody else can do. Every time I see him, it’s like I’m on a roller coaster. He makes me smile so much. He inspires me to take better care of myself and to be the best I can be.
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