By Lisa Anderson
Are you one of the millions of peoples who are depressed and
tired all the time. Do you experience unbearable sadness and emptiness.
Do you feel exhausted, dragged out and run down. You're barely
functioning and pushing yourself through the day. These few easy
and fun tips make your day more productive and full of happiness.
Sleeplessness, tension and fatigue are often associated with
depression. Try to relax everyday for optimal performance. Pick
a quiet spot and do this drill. Breathe deeply and observe your
breath and focusing all your problems and distraction are vaporizing
in the air. Visualize great scenery and feel you are part of it,
whether is it mountain area or white sandy beach in Florida.
Try to solve and fight one problem at a time. Do not try
to conquer every problem at same time. If you do feel tired, drain,
depressed and helpless due to many problems, suggest and train your
mind one problem at a time. This way you can effectively focus on
one problem at a time.
Read motivational or inspirational books that have positive
and inspiring effects on your mind and mood. Self- help books have
great impact to fight depression. Inspiring authors like Deepak
Chopra, Dr. Wayne Dyer, Louise Hay and Aaron Beck father of cognitive
therapy has written books on how to change thinking patterns.
Isolation is also one of the major causes of depression.
Try to communicate with other positively, show your genuine interest
in other people like friends or family and share their thoughts.
Human contact is the key to heal this problem. Newly research shows
that our behavior shapes our emotions.
Find a good hobby or activity to feel you pleasant. Gardening,
bicycling, exercising, cooking or traveling give you a powerful
boost to your mood. Crafting is also a very good therapy. Go out
and having a good meal with friends. Do involve volunteer work,
community services this way you'll feel you are also a important
part of the community and it also have therapeutic effects.
Exposure to light is either from the sun or artificial devices
such as lamps can also be very helpful to relieve depression and
improve your sad mood.
Do not get angry easily. Read self-help books on becoming
assertive. Getting angry in positive way can help to boost your
energy and also your mood. Let your anger to work positively.
Watch your diet very closely. Eat consciously and try
to avoid those foods which may contribute for mood swinging like
sugar, chocolate and caffeine. Quit smoking if you can, also reduce
Take your vitamins and nutrients regularly. Vitamin B6,
vitamin B12, vitamin C, magnesium and L-tyrosine are good anti-depression
nutrients. Eat green vegetables, fruits and beans for balance diet.
Yoga and tai chi are very good exercise to fight depression.
Slowly moving postures are very calming and soothing effects on
your whole body including mind. You will get more relaxed and soother
after performing these exercise.
Encourage yourself, do not blame yourself for little mishaps.
When you right thing tell yourself "Good Job". Breakup
your daily activity pattern. Do something goofy or childish act
which remind your childhood days. Draw cartoon with crayons, make
bubbles, read children books or watch movie.
Read new research on how to meditate effectively. Newly
research show meditation has very positive effects to boost immune
system. Meditation also create positive attitude towards everyday
problem solving. Meditation always is a very important factor on
every religion throughout centuries. Meditate every night for about
15 minutes to 30 minute are very effective tool deal with depression
while you become more focused for critical thinking to resolve your
daily chores without exhaustion and depressed.
Lisa Anderson, author, coach and speaker. Vast experience
in health, self-help, mind body related therapies. Lisa has
applied her hi-tech knowledge to the development of several