Depression and Changing Your Mind-Set

What we need to bear in mind is that the conscious mind uses the information stored in the subconscious mind. We will use beliefs as an example. If you wish to change your beliefs then you need to re-educate your subconscious mind.

"If you always think what you've always thought, you will always get what you've always got." You need to fill your mind with all the good things that you wish to happen in your life. Living a full and satisfying life means that you have to fill your subconscious mind with thoughts of the kind of life you desire.

Affirmation .

Affirmation is a way to repeat simple and straight forward positive sayings and statement. We repeat affirmations over and over again so that our subconscious mind will begin to believe it's true. It then molds your actions to suit your thoughts which in turn, move you closer to the life of your desires.

Creative Visualization.

This is probably the most powerful life changing tool. All you need to do is simply visualize or see in your mind's eye the kind of life you wish to have. Your mind will then mold your actions to suit your mind. Do this over and over again to speed up the process.

Hypnosis.

This is another way of bypassing the conscious mind and changing your life for the better. The good thing is that you do not even need a hypnotist as there are many CD's available on most subjects.

Self Esteem.

To succeed at anything you need to have high self-esteem. If you have low self-esteem one of the easiest ways to build your self-esteem is to say "I like myself" over and over and over again. While you are reiterating the statement you are not allowing any negative thoughts to enter your head. More you say this statement, the more your subconscious mind will build your self-esteem so making you feel good about yourself

It is important to remain positive and motivated during this process of self-development. To assist you read inspirational quotes from famous and successful individuals. This will help your mind to achieve it's goal and keep you uplifted.

As Earl Nightingale said "we become what we think about".

Self Help and Dealing with depression

Some of the things that depression does are drain your energy, enthusiasm for life and makes it difficult for you to do what it takes to make yourself feel better.

There is no quick fix to finding a solution to being depressed.

The trick is to start small and deal with it in increments.

Recovering from depression will require action. Taking action when you are depressed is hard. Even thinking about taking those first steps can be exhausting within itself.

It really is a catch 22 situation as the things that help the most are the most difficult to do, even going for a walk or spending time with friends.

Small Steps

Start with small steps such as going for a short walk around the block or even wearing a close friend. You can then build on these small steps as your energy levels come back.

Takes things one day at a time and remember to reward yourself for each accomplishment. Although the steps are small they will soon add up. As you persevere with these small steps you will begin to feel better and your energy levels will increase.

Try to stay focused on the end result as this will get you through the times when you may feel like giving up.

Remember, small steps are the key as it's not a quick fix to the road of recovery.