Simple Steps for Overcoming Depression

KICKING DEPRESSION’S BUTT – CONCLUSION

Conclusion

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For me a fabulous way to end an old year and prepare for a new one is to evaluate where we are and where we want to go and come up with a plan to get there.  In the Series: KICKING DEPRESSION’S BUTT, I have attempted to give you a path or two to choose when making future plans.

Recap:  We’ve featured 8 articles on KICKING DEPRESSION’S BUTT.  First we covered having an “Attitude of Gratitude;  Next, we learned to “Laugh”; Third, we discovered […]

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KICKING DEPRESSION’S BUTT – Part 8 (Final)

This is the final tip before the wrap-up – conclusion of this series!

My three big secrets!

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It very well be psychosomatic… I have no medical research to back these secrets up.  But they have worked for me, and dozens of people across the U.S., Kick Depression / Stress’s Butts!

For years I suffered terribly with an anxiety disorder and depression.  Medications just didn’t seem to work and I got to a very dark, dark, ugly place.  I won’t say I was suicidal… necessarily… I mean, I wouldn’t have thrown myself in front […]

By | December 23rd, 2011|Kicking Depression's Butt|Comments Off on KICKING DEPRESSION’S BUTT – Part 8 (Final)

KICKING DEPRESSION’S BUTT – Part 7 continued

Have a Personal Motto continued.

Today I’m going to tell you a true story.  It will take a little time, but I promise it will be well worth it!

Heather’s Motto:  Leave a Legacy of Love, Learning and Family Values.

An inheritance is what you leave for other people.  A legacy is what you leave in them.

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Let me tell you about my sister Heather to illustrate just how important having a motto and living by it is.

All Heather wanted to do was grow up, get married and have lots […]

By | December 8th, 2011|Choose Your Attitude, Kicking Depression's Butt|Comments Off on KICKING DEPRESSION’S BUTT – Part 7 continued

KICKING DEPRESSION’S BUTT – Part 7

Have a personal Motto!

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As I travel with my work, I often ask my audiences, “Who has a company mission statement?”  Most raise their hand.  Then I ask, “How many have a family mission statement?”  If I’m lucky I’ll get a handful of people who have one.  Then finally I ask, “How many have a personal mission statement?”  Usually there is only one or two if any at all.  So here is the real question.  How are you going to get where you want to go if you don’t know […]

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KICKING DEPRESSION’S BUTT – Part 6

Compare yourself only to yourself!

We’ve all looked at someone and said, ‘If I could just be more like them, or I’m not as good at whatever as whomever”.  This is one of the things that keep us in the improvement mode right?  Wrong!  What it does is lower our self-worth.  As outlined before, we all have non-talents.  Yes others may have talents in areas that we admire.  However, comparing yourself to their particular achievements is usually a falsehood.  You see – perfection is a perception.  The very thing you think is perfect in another person, someone else may see as […]

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KICKING DEPRESSION’S BUTT – Part 5

I myself, like most, have low self-esteem days.  These days come on the tail end or beginning of a funk.  There are many ways to improve your self-esteem and to kick depression’s butt.  In part four we talked about positive affirmations – self-talk.  I’m going to approach it from yet another angle today.

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We are going to look at the one thing we do that kills our self-talk faster than anything else.  We down play complements. Someone says, “Great job on that report”.  We say, “Not a big […]

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KICKING DEPRESSION’S BUTT – Part 4

Okay so far we’ve looked at having an “Attitude of Gratitude”, “Laughing” and “Meditation”…  what more can there be?  I’ll be honest with you… we could stop where we are with this series, but I know there is more we can do if any one of these things are too difficult for us to do just yet.  So on with the series.

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Positive Affirmations!

Positive Affirmations are a vital part of living a happy, positive life.  There are many ways to do positive affirmations.  We are just going […]

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KICKING DEPRESSION’S BUTT – Part 3

Meditate

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Meditate every day.  I know what some of you are thinking…  I don’t have an hour or two or even 10 minutes to dedicate to meditation!  I’m not asking for that long.  If you will give yourself 30 seconds 2 or 3 times a day you will see your mood improve instantly.

This is what I ask.  Take 30 seconds and think of something that make you smile.  I mean something that makes your heart, mind and soul smile.  A child laughing, maybe a pet that loves you […]

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KICKING DEPRESSION’S BUTT – Part 2

Laugh:

Laughter is by far the most healing thing both physically and mentally you can do for yourself.  A friend of mine who is a psychiatrist has his patients who are dealing with depression or just in a funk, laugh for 5 minutes a day, every day.  Now some of us are not laughers.  I for one do a slight chuckle and feel accomplished.  But he tells me that’s okay.  Smiling for 20 consecutive minutes is equivalent to laughing for 5.

There are 5 fundamentals of laughter.

1) It Bonds Teams. If you have someone you are having a hard time with, find […]

By | August 19th, 2011|Kicking Depression's Butt|Comments Off on KICKING DEPRESSION’S BUTT – Part 2

Changing Titles – KICKING DEPRESSION’S BUTT

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I’m changing my last entries title.  Instead of Defeating Depression – Let’s call it…  waiting… waiting…    KICKING DEPRESSION’S BUTT!  Because defeat is not enough… we want to kick butt so it’ll never come back.

I’ve gotten a list of things from friends of ways they Kick Butt in general.  Getting in shape is the first step… that’s what the last article is about.  However… to get into shape you must exercise!  Oh yes!  I said that nasty word!

E X E R C I S E!

So how […]

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