Depression is not just “having a bad day”. It is more prolonged and persistent, and interferes with our ability to get on with our day-to-day lives.
A person’s mood is directly related to his or her patterns of thought. Negative, dysfunctional thinking affects a person’s mood, sense of self, behavior, and even physical state. These 2 simple steps of behavioral therapy can help a person learn to recognize negative patterns of thought, evaluate their validity, and replace them with healthier ways of thinking.
No.1 Stop watching/listening to commercials.
A constant need to buy new shite, different shite or recycled shite has been instilled into people leading them to an unobtainable idea of happiness. You end up working over 50% of your waking day to get money to buy things to don’t even need, leading to a feeling of “Whats the f*@king point” and a sense of “Why bother”. These repeated feelings will drive any sane person to depression.
Breaking this cycle is essential. Here’s how: Mute the TV/Radio/Youtube when commercials appear. Block every Facebook/Twitter business/celebrity page you see. Don’t share funny or amusing commercials on social media (or competitions for that mater). Dump flyers that come through your letterbox, don’t even look at them. Avoid shopping malls and looking in shop windows, there are more beautiful things in the world to look at.
No.2 Stop watching/listening to News.
What happens in the world is both important and interesting. But how you consume information is the difference between the wise and the worried. Constant Fear with an inability to do anything about it, will lead any human into a state of depression, and what Main Steam Media or Non-Main Steam Media survive on is the fear-factor. Of all the great and wonderful things that happen in the world on any given day, ever wonder why new-sites will lead with the most horrible/depressing events of the day? The fear-factor. And no matter how good a person you are, you can’t do anything about a murder in a far-off country or a plane crash on the other side of the world. This inability to help in fact leads to a feeling of worthlessness and depression.
Here are some important do’s and dont’s when it comes to “news”.
Don’t: Watch main news bulletins (From any source).
Do: Read editorials (from more than one source on the subject, and be aware of bias).
Don’t: Listen to news headlines on the radio (mute/turn down).
Do: Watch documentaries on a variety of subjects (from more than one source on the subject, and be aware of bias).
Don’t: Listen to negative people who love spreading negative news.
Do: Listen to Podcasts/Playbacks of current events stories (from more than one source on the subject, and be aware of bias).
Don’t: Read tabloid newspapers.
Do: Read different books on past and current events (and be aware of bias).
Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Don’t be an idiot and disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on the internet.