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Feeling Sad or Depressed, List 25 Favorite Things You Like
Rid yourself of feeling depressed - Keep your joy
Many people may get depressed or sad when they are not living a balanced life. This is why it's a great idea to make a list of simple things that make you happy. And you'll feel better if you have other people to share those same common interests with. Sometimes to prevent from feeling sad or depressed, it's a good idea to get a lot of rest every night. Proper sleep is 8 or more hours of sleep at night.
People also feel less sad when their appearance looks better. Some women may want to put on a little makeup during the day such as; mascara, a little eye shadow, and Chap stick. And men may want to shave some of the hair on their face; a little grooming makes a big difference. Because we all know that "when you look better, you will feel better."
Our lives would be so much better when we live it in balance. Try not to have too much idle time; keeping your mind busy with positive things is better for your mental health. Some people that are on diets are strict on themselves, if you want ice cream or cookies, go ahead and eat it, if it make you happy. But remember to stay balanced by only eating one scoop of your favorite ice cream and 2 or 3 cookies; perhaps.
There's a way to do everything. Only you know the positive things that make you happier. If there are certain people that you keep company with, and they are engaging in negative activity, then you may not want to form negative habits for yourself by the company you keep.
Also try to change certain habits you have that may be causing the depression. Ask God for wisdom in prayer of things that you need to change in order to get out of the sad moods. Happy moods are a touch away, allow yourself to get to know you, and change what you need to change to get better. And it's a good idea to post positive comments on social media to assist with your daily good mood routines, such as Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Google Plus.
There are many things that may make people sad in life, but if it's something that has to be done and it is something positive then "do what you have to do." And there are many things that may make you happy in life as well, and that is what you're going to focus on when the positive things you "have to do" are complete.
When you do positive things that make you happy, your body sends a message to your brain, which tells you "this is fun and it makes me happy." The positive happy messages from the body to the brain will lower the effects of depression. The key to doing this is not to over-indulge, which may prevent from being unbalanced in the happy things you do.
Simple things that make you happy
The list to the left are ideas you can use to make "a list of your favorite things" on paper or on your computer (I use "notepad" software, already installed in most computers). The list will only help make you happy and keep you in a good mood throughout each day.
I can tell you a few of Sabrina Ann's favorite things:
- Foods - Mexican and Soul food
- Movies - Not Easily Broken (Tyler Perry)
- Online games - Scrabble (pogo.com)
- Books - Napoleon Hill (motivational book)
- Music - Inspirational, R&B, etc.
- Local places - Library, Park, Movie Theater
- Intellectual conversations and intellectual people
- Nature sights - flowers, birds, sky, etc.
- TV Show - The Haves and Have Nots (Tyler Perry)
Those are a few of my favorite things.
On the list #8 "occupations" you can list jobs you've already had that you like doing. Next is #9 "people" on the list, people that uplift you with positive words and they follow-up on your well-being. On #17 "Chores" list things that you need to clean that will make your daily life better and happier such as cleaning your bedroom, car, kitchen, shampoo carpet, etc. Number 18 on the list is "You as a person" name what you like about yourself as a person, example; being a mother, being a husband, being a daughter, being a cousin, being a friend, etc.
Make a simple list of your favorite things - You can use these sample ideas
- Board Games
- Online Games
- Types of music
- Local places to go
- Nature sights
- Online web browsers
- Motivational speakers
- Outdoor activity
- Qualities about yourself
- Certain websites
- Bible verses and scriptures
- Scents you like
- TV Shows
- Do-it-yourself projects
- Good Christian Sermons
Try to put all the your sad and depressed thoughts into an imaginary trash-can. Focus on things that will help your life better and that will make you live a comfortable life. People will feel less sad when they are easily amused with the simple things in life. Become amused by small compliments that people give you, and accept the compliments. Also be enthusiastic about small things around you in your daily life such as, good features about you (hair, eyes brows, height, etc.), your family, friends, home, talents and gifts, etc.
List of 25 of your favorite things Poll
Are you willing to make a list of your favorite things?
Press play to listen to this video - (by Julie Andrews) My Favorite Things
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