Some people have a difficult time in managing their depression.
Sometimes, their depression and fears can get the best of them.
As a result, here is a short list of techniques that a person can
use to help manage their depression.
One of the ways to manage your depression is to challenge your negative
thinking with positive statements and realistic thinking. When encountering
thoughts that make your fearful or depressed, challenge those thoughts
by asking yourself questions that will maintain objectivity and
common sense. For example, your afraid that if you do not get that
job promotion then you will be stuck at your job forever. This depresses
you, however your thinking in this situation is unrealistic. The
fact of the matter is that there all are kinds of jobs available
and just because you don’t get this job promotion doesn’t
mean that you will never get one. In addition, people change jobs
all the time, and you always have that option of going elsewhere
if you are unhappy at your present location.
Some people get depressed and have a difficult time getting out
of bed in the mornings. When this happens, a person should take
a deep breath and try to find something to do to get their mind
off of the problem. A person could take a walk, listen to some music,
read the newspaper or do an activity that will give them a fresh
perspective on things. Doing something will get your mind off of
the problem and give you confidence to do other things.
Sometimes, we can get depressed over a task that we will have to
perform in the near future. When this happens, visualize yourself
doing the task in your mind. For instance, you and your team have
to play in the championship volleyball game in front of a large
group of people in the next few days. Before the big day comes,
imagine yourself playing the game in your mind. Imagine that your
playing in front of a large audience. By playing the game in your
mind, you will be better prepared to perform for real when the time
comes. Self-Visualization is a great way to reduce the fear and
stress of a coming situation.
Another technique that is very helpful is to have a small notebook
of positive statements that makes you feel good. Whenever you come
across an affirmation that makes you feel good, write it down in
a small notebook that you can carry around with you in your pocket.
Whenever you feel depressed, open up your small notebook and read
Take advantage of the help that is available around you. If possible,
talk to a professional who can help you manage your fears and anxieties.
They will be able to provide you with additional advice and insights
on how to deal with your current problem. By talking to a professional,
a person will be helping themselves in the long run because they
will become better able to deal with their problems in the future.
Managing your fears and anxieties takes practice. The more you practice,
the better you will become.
The techniques that I have just covered are some basic ways to manage
your depression, however your best bet is to get some help from
Stan Popovich is the author of "A Layman's Guide to Managing
Fear Using Psychology, Christianity and Non Resistant Methods"
- an easy to read book that presents a general overview of techniques
that are effective in managing persistent fears and anxieties. For
additional information go to: http://www.managingfear.com/