Friday, April 19, 2013

Conquering Depression

7 Steps For Conquering Depression
  • Unplug From The Noise
           Take a sabbatical from the news, facebook, Internet discussions, and any social interaction with grumpy naysayers, Debbie downers, and drama queens.
  • Daily Exuberant Motion
       Turn on some bouncy music and move! Dance exercise, swim, walk, play tag, chase the dog.    Break a sweat and feel your heartbeat. Let the blues roll down the drain when you rinse off.
  • Daily Mindful Stillness
          Spend some time paying attention to you. Sit still, breathe, and notice your body, thoughts, emotions. Work towards 20 minutes of compassionate awareness and acceptance.
  • Cultivate Joyous Virtues
           What if happiness isn't something you wait for, but a habit you can practice? Compassion, gratitude, peace, passion, innocence, curiosity, play, enthusiasm, and generosity.
  • Try A Pride Costume
           Scrub yourself up nice, and get dressed like you're proud to be you. Go out and do some work in a coffee shop or library. Walk tall, smile, maybe even flirt a bit. Shine!
  • Eat Like Hunter-Gatherer
          Yes: Plants, animals, water. No: Grains, sugars, chemicals. Caffeine is great rising, but remember to ease off to encourage healthy sleep.
  • Mitochondrial Support
          Supplement with CoQ-10, L-Carnitine, B-Vitamins, Folic Acid, and Antioxidants. Spend time in the sun for Vitamin D.
I saw this on Pinterest and thought it was a good list. It linked to Get Inspired Get Fit