Depression is one option / by Tyson Pop

Just because you feel stuck, doesn't mean you are. 

I told you the other day that depression is a label we too quickly stick on a situation when we feel less than fantastic. But simply sticking that label on something does nothing to help your situation. In fact it often just encourages us to have a pity party and think about how we've just been dealt a bad card. 

I call bull shit

Saying that depression and anxiety is just a part of who you are is just like saying being overweight and out of shape is a part of who you are. Most of the time it has more to do with your habits that it does with you having been dealt a bad card. 

If you are currently feeling rubbish, there's heaps you can do to change it. 

Here's just a few:

  • Learn to meditate
  • Learn about neruoplasticity
  • Rewire your brain using neuroplasticity
  • Put your faith in something bigger than yourself
  • Volunteer to help in an area you care about
  • Take The Lightning Process
  • Focus on how you'd like to be, not how you don't enjoy being 
  • Exercise for an hour a day (strength and cardio and flexibilty)
  • Choose your focus carefully
  • Take a 7 day mental diet
  • Address the areas in your life that you want to improve
  • Read about success stories
  • Eat REAL food
  • Get more sleep
  • Stop drinking and using drugs to dull your pain
  • See a therapist
  • Do Yoga (in a group or with Adriene)
  • Catch up with friends
  • Stop working so much
  • Spend time with your family
  • Address what's making your relationships terrible
  • Put your phone away
  • Stop watching the news - seriously. Why would you watch it?  Let me tell you what happens on the news tonight: Donald Trump can't get anything right according to all Australian broadcasts, there was a fire, a car accident a death and a football injury. Done. Spend your time on something that actually helps you.  
  • Choose the people you let speak into your life
  • Choose your words well