Taking 12 Steps away from Depression

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Step One: Finding the Right Doctor

Step Two: Find the Medication

Step Three: Exercise

Researchers say that exercise acts like antidepressants in increasing the activity of serotonin and/or norepinephrine in your brain. Working out releases endorphins and other hormones that reduce pain, induce euphoria, have a calming effect and combat stress.

Step Four: Eat Well

Avoid caffeine , white flour and processed food and sugar

Eat More- protein (eggs, milk, cheese, yogurt, meat, fish, chicken, seeds, nuts)complex starches (whole grains, beans, potatoes); vegetables (broccoli, spinach, squash)
vitamins (vitamin B-complex, vitamins E and C, and a multivitamin)
minerals (magnesium, calcium, and zinc) omega-3 fatty acids

Step Five: Sleep

Step Six: Get outside in the Sun

Step Seven: Support and Friendships

Step Eight: Get Involved

Step Nine: A Gratitude Journal

Keeping a gratitude journal is one of the most effective happiness boosters.

Step Ten: Therapy (lets not do this with medication alone.

Step Eleven: Prayer and Meditation

Step Twelve: Time

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3 Responses to “Taking 12 Steps away from Depression”

  1. galatea0 November 7, 2010 at 4:37 AM #

    Thankyou for your post. I’m going through a period of depression right now and I made myself a list of strategies for getting through, much like the one you’ve got here (but much shorter). One thing I didn’t have was a gratitude journal, so now I’m thinking of adding another blog page for this as well.

    Thanks for your light! 🙂

    Galatea0

    • Jeanie Cullip November 8, 2010 at 8:05 AM #

      Galatea,

      Depression is difficult to get through however when putting the correct things into your life you can beat it! I still have my days but they are becoming fewer and farther between. I hope the gratitude journal helps you through this time. It is so nice to be able to reflect on the good times even when everything looks so dark and grey.

      Blessings & Giggles
      Jeanie

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