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Self Help 12 Ways to Battle Depression
Roses Have Thorns And Are Still Beautiful .. Such Is Life
"Every Rose Has Its Thorn"
If you touch the thorn of a rose and prick your finger it hurts.
Did your painful finger take any of that beauty from the rose?
In life painful things happen, depression can set in taking away the beauty of your life.
Funny how that works.
Depression resembles a thorn on a rose. When it begins to set in if we stop, take a breath and look at the beautiful things in our lives it softens the pain and relieves the depression.
Ways To Fight Depression
When depression begins to set in you may feel sleepy.
As the days go by you get sleepier and sleepier. When this happens you either just sit and stare at a wall or sleep all the time. Things begin to pile up around you. This creates stress.
Hate, anger, and feelings of helplessness and lonliness follow.
Ways to fight this is to take deep breaths, find that inner strength we are all born with, remember the rose, and take tiny steps to get up off that couch or out of that bed.
This first step is the most difficult part of fighting depression, getting up.
By getting up I mean taking control of your life instead of allowing the depression to control it for you.
You can get up by doing something small that would make you feel better.
You would be surprised at how one small thing that makes you feel better can lead to another and another and pretty soon you will feel the healing.
hang a picture on a wall,
clean out a closet,
go to the store and buy some flowers,
get a new house plant,
a hair cut,
get a pedicure,
write a poem,
take a walk and observe the sky, trees, flowers...
go shopping and buy yourself something nice
go to a hot tub
Basically just do something , no matter how small.
Then do something else, and something else. After the first thing you do it gets easier and easier and pretty soon , your up :)
Take baby steps and with each thing you do that makes you feel better, the good feelings will begin to add up until you have fought that depression off and realized the beauty of your life.
Listen to This Song .... And Sing Along
Free Yourself From Depression
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