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Accepting Depression - It's a Choice You Make, Not a Disease You Have to Live With

April 23, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 204

Depression is a habit we fall into by the way we continually hold our body, use our language and repeat our negative thoughts patterns. But I personally believe that it's a habit that can be broken just like any other habit.

Once you get stuck in that cycle of feeling sorry for yourself it becomes more of an automatic reaction to life than an open-minded response. We start to live sort of like robot. Our thoughts, feelings and actions become so automatic we don't even realize were doing it anymore.

Yes depression does come in different forms from mild to severe but I truly believe that the way we get there is the same. It still has to do with what we do on a continual basis.

That being said, I'd like to offer some solutions to this self-sabotaging habit. Solutions that will help you live an all-around better life.

First of all, you need to practice releasing negative thoughts the moment they come up. As soon as you encounter a negative situation your mind jumps right to all the negative thoughts that you've ever had and it makes the situation ten times worse.

So I want you to get into the habit of releasing them immediately so they don't become a broken record playing all day long in your head.

In order to remove these negative thought patterns you must change your state of mind. Which means you must change your body position drastically.

For instance, if you're sitting down and you start to replay negative memories in your head, stand up and go for a short walk. If you're standing up, then make a sudden move that takes your immediate focus to something else. You must break the automatic negative thought pattern by taking physical action.

Accepting depression means to accept the pattern you have created by doing the same things over and over again making them habitual. I'm sure you've heard the saying before but I'll say it again here. Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results is the definition of insanity.

That's why you must get yourself to take some form of different action when the old patterns show up. It might seem difficult at first but the more you do it the more it'll become habit to not allow yourself to wallow in self-pity or self-rejection by reliving old negative experiences.

Depression is created by performing things on a daily basis that make you feel mad, angry, frustrated or sad. The more you do it, the more it becomes an automatic response. So in order to break these bad habits you must actively perform positive actions to create new habits.

Start with something easy like changing your body position. If you start with trying to change your thoughts first you'll drive yourself even crazier. You'll be able to control your thinking when you get your negative habits more under control.

You don't have to accept depression, unless you want to. It's a choice just like choosing which route to take to work.

Michelle Sears is the author of a personal development website that is packed full of information that will help you build your self esteem. Michelle's site was created to help people just like you create a deep loving relationship with yourself. A relationship that will affect every single area of your life - in a good way. To find out more stop by her site or

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