If you are seeking how to treat depression naturally, or any other way, then you probably need to start by changing your thoughts. In a way, this is the most difficult thing to do, so once you can do this, then the rest is almost easy.
Your thoughts will keep you firmly in your present state, so this is the most important aspect that needs changing. All you need to do is to be aware of your thoughts and change them from negative to positive.
For example, if your thoughts are “I’ll never be rid of this depression, my father and aunt were depressed, too. It’s in my genes.” A subtle change which would have a big impact could be “Depression may be in my genes, but I have the power to change it”.
Express what is meaningful to you, but ensure the words you use are positive, rather than re-enforcing what you already do. Honour your attachment to negative if you have to, but do it in a positive way. Such as “depression may be in my genes, but I have the power to change it”.
At this stage, it doesn’t really matter if you believe whether you have the power to change or not. As long as you believe that change is possible, that’s enough. Recognising that others have succeeded in changing gives you the potential to believe it can happen for you.
Although some people think this is a brain washing activity, you are already brain washing yourself with your negative thoughts. It’s far better to brain wash yourself with positive thoughts. Thoughts have a profound effect on you. They dictate who you and what you do. You have the choice to keep the old ones which don’t serve you, or to change them to new ones which will serve you better.
Create thoughts that will work for you.
Write down some new, positive words and keep it with you, perhaps as a note in your pocket. Every time you become conscious of your negative thoughts, refer to your note. This will be an effort in the first few days, so you need to keep the note somewhere you will regularly see it.
It’s also best to keep your note and your thoughts away from others. The last thing you need at this stage is to be mocked by those insensitive to your needs.
If you can achieve this three times in the first day, you’re doing well. Each day, this will increase.
After a few days, changing your thoughts will become second natural. Keep at it. Don’t give up.
Keep the note, be aware of your thoughts and change them.
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