Depression drains your life energy. It stops you from enjoying yourself and enjoying the company and companionship of others. After all, who wants to spend time with a person who brings them down?
You can beat your depression and raise your frequency of vibration to a level that will prevent you from ever experiencing depression again. I am not saying you will never feel sad. I am saying sadness is a temporary feeling that you switch off instantly while depression seems to close off the possibility of feeling better. (Note I said seems to.)
What can you do right now to reverse depression?
Unless you live under a rock you know that what you focus on in your life gets bigger for you. As T. Harv Eker says, “Where attention goes energy flows.” Chances are that you spend all your time focusing all your energy on how bad you feel, how overwhelmingly sad you feel and how crummy your life is.
The more you focus on those feelings and thoughts the deeper you fall into the pit. Actually the longer you keep up that habitual way of thinking the faster you will dig your hole creating a bottomless pit of despair.
So stop thinking about how awful everything is for you. Make the decision to focus on something else – or someone else right now. Then do it.
What? Can it be that simple – just shift your focus away from yourself and outside of you to some project or person for whom you can do some action right now? You see, even if you are bed-bound, by taking on some project that occupies your mind you must, yes, I said must, move out of the depression instantly.
Very simply, your mind cannot focus on two opposing thoughts in the same moment, You either feel happy or you feel unhappy. You cannot experience both in the same moment. So you get to choose how you want to feel.
Okay fine, so you want to take action to occupy your mind right now. What can you do instantly? Find a volunteer opportunity in your local neighborhood. Call a local hotline. If none exists call your local library and ask for help finding an organization that needs volunteers.
Most schools welcome volunteers. There are never enough teachers to give each kid the attention they need and deserve. Volunteers to assist with office tasks and working with the kids in all kinds of capacities are needed in most schools.
The variety for volunteer opportunities is endless. You are online right now. Do a Google search for the word volunteer. You will find all sorts of sites with the complete range of subjects and types of work out there.
Just do something, anything, to which you can commit on a regular basis and begin it NOW. There is a whole world waiting for you, seeking your help in this moment.
I am Ali Bierman. What do I DO and why do I do it? I teach you how to live in happiness now. Nothing in your life will work perfectly or permanently until you love yourself first. When you accomplish that end then you live in happiness.
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