Having tried out all six strategies from the book The Depression Cure, what follows is a brief review of each one along with specific details on how I customized it to meet my own individual needs and how well I believe it worked for me.
There are five common thinking traps that once you have fallen into them can be difficult to navigate your way out of. Unless you can identify the nature of the trap and see it for what it is – a distortion in your thinking – you’ll end up stuck in an endless maze of self-perpetuated negativity and unhappiness.
Ah, vacation. That magical, carefree time away from the office. An opportunity to relax, unwind, and let the stresses and strains of work melt away. We spend what feels like forever waiting for it to arrive, then in the blink of an eye, it’s gone. Poof. Back to work. Enter the back-to-work blues. A heavy … Continue reading 3 Positive Mindset Strategies to Beat the Back-To-Work Blues
As busy, stressed-out professionals we all want to increase our well-being and feel better. Yet finding time for self-care can be extremely challenging, and even if you can carve out an hour somewhere, where should we be targeting our well-being efforts? Which areas of our lives should we focus our precious time and energy on … Continue reading 5 areas to focus on to improve your well-being
Many individuals suffering with depression actually seem pretty happy. They have powerful careers, happy families, active social lives, and seem to have it all pretty well together. Their positive, successful exteriors hide the real truth; that inside they are struggling with a daily battle against fatigue, low mood, frustration, and that self-critical little voice constantly telling them they are no good and dragging them down.
An insidious disease of epidemic proportions is spreading across the nation, wreaking havoc in the minds of hundreds of thousands of people. Affecting even the greatest and most successful of minds, we each do battle with this disease daily - and it is winning. Yet despite it's all encompassing grip, it is surprisingly easy to … Continue reading The biggest disease facing the minds of humanity
Nick Ortner, Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) expert and best-selling author of The Tapping Solution: A revolutionary system for stress free living takes us through the basic three steps of the tapping process: Step 1: Identify an issue to tap on Step 2: Give it a value from 0 to 10 Step 3: Tap on the … Continue reading How to tap (QUICK VIDEO)
Need some help tackling procrastination? Try these 8 ideas to kick the habit and get stuff done 1. If it takes 2 minutes or less, DO IT NOW! Simple things that can be done quickly don't need to be put off. Make it a new rule that if it will take 2 minutes or less … Continue reading 8 ideas to beat procrastination and Get Stuff Done
If you're anything like me, the 2-3 hour stretch right after lunch can seem like an uphill struggle. Unless you're lucky enough to live in a country that enjoys a post-lunch siesta, finding the will and motivation to plow on through the afternoon can be a daily challenge. Post-lunch sleepiness has typically been attributed to … Continue reading 3 steps to break out of the afternoon slump