There are numerous highly recommended ways to help those coping with depression. Water cures can work alone or may enhance all of them. A pinch of salt under the tongue and a glass of water may be all it takes to help you cope.
Coping mechanisms for depression fall into various forms. Mental, psychological, social, physical and medical. Research has opened the forms of treatment to include diet as a therapy.
The numerous ways to go about treating depression are exhausting to even think about and perhaps more difficult than giving into the depression.
Simplify Simplify Simplify: Great concept,simplify our lives. But how in the world does someone depressed begin to do this for themselves? Short of an intervention, few would be able to simplify their lives. Be one of the few who succeed and you will end your depression. If you do, please write a book so we can know how to do it.
Tip: When using the water cure, simplify it as well. Simply drink your water and take your salt as soon as you get up and as soon as you go to bed. Numerous visitors have told us this helps.
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Exercise: Research shows that exercising is essential for mental health. Resign yourself that you will have to do this if you ever want to have a normal life. Once you do, it will be easier to include exercise in your daily routine.
Tip: Using water cures will make your exercise easier, more effective and as for most, pain free
Eat and Drink and be Mentally Healthy: Eating the right foods and avoiding foods that can contribute to depression can help. Most important on this list is proper hydration and electrolyte balance. In case you do not know, the best way to manage depression is simply using Water Cures.
Learn to Relax and Manage Stress: There are numerous ways to lean how to manage stress. When managed well, stress can be beneficial.
Tip: The Water Cures protocol helps with stress. Ask anyone who has tried it. Go, do it, right now. A pinch of salt on the tongue. Then drink a glass of water.
Manage Your Time: Day, week and monthly planning will provide structure and make it easier to fulfill your to do list. Using water cures in the AM and PM makes for a simple check off on your list.
Self Help Books, Tapes and Websites: You need to go no farther than the nearest forum or book review to find one that resonates with your spirit. The best therapy is the one you will use.
Get Support: When you have others who know what you are going through because they are makes it easier to cope. When you connect with others who are successfully coping with depression with the water cure, you have an even better chance of beating depression. Trusted friends and understanding family members are important. Avoid the codependent and enablers. You know who they are. Sometimes outsiders may be a better choice.
- Help someone else by volunteering.
- Have green tea and crumpets or lunch with a friend.
- Call, write or email an old friend or two or several (hey, they may be depressed too).
- Go for a walk where others will be walking. Look for a workout friend.
- Take a class or join a club or activity group.
Avoid Being Alone: This is like telling a shy person to be more outgoing. However, to the extent you can participate in social activities, associate with supportive friends and family, the better you will be able to cope. Start to view social activities as essential for your health. This means change the way you think or at least try to.
We are social beings. Our brains are hard wired to work best socially. Although difficult, it will help improve your feelings and help you cope.
Negative feelings are preceded by negative thoughts. One way to start to cope with depression is to change your feelings so as to change your thoughts. How do you challenge negative feelings? Here are some suggestions. With each of these, water cures can help the brain work more effectively to accomplish your goal.
Do Unto Yourself: Create you own personal way of coping, dealing or managing yourself.
For instance, when you are down on yourself, ask if you would say to someone else what you are thinking about yourself. If you would not, then stop saying it to yourself.
Reframe Failures: Because many of us who get depressed are perfectionists to some degree, start looking at or reframing your failures as learning opportunities. While Babe Ruth was known the Home Run King, few knew that he lead the league in strikes, more than anyone else.
Reframe the way you think into something that has meaning allowing for growth and development.
Hang With Positive People: Try to be around and work with positive people. Observe and learn from them. Start mirroring and imitating them. We become like the people we hang around. So, hang around positive people.
There are a number of theories on emotional intelligence. Our thinking and emotions may come from bad programming. It may have been imprinted in the way we were brought up. It could be the result of abuse we experienced. It could be from being in a family where there were alcoholics.
It all comes down to one thing. We act or react like children, adults, parents or teens. Our thinking is often in the mindset of one of the periods of our life. Because of this, our bodies have preset neural connections. When we are properly hydrated, the connections function the way they should, not the presets our mind has created.
All or Nothing Thinking When we think of everything as black or white and no shades of color, we set ourselves up for failure and negative thinking. When we find ourselves in an all or nothing thinking, start looking for a win win between yourself and the others you are conversing with.
It should be noted that there are two distinct diametrically opposed groups of people who have this thinking. One is children of alcoholics and the other a rare personality type known as INJF's. The latter may have all or nothing thinking but it will not necessarily lead to depression. It is a makeup of their personality type and being who they are, they can deal with it. This personality type is the rarest of the types and even more rare in men than anyone else.
Overgeneralizing Do you make statements that are not justifiable by evidence? If you are thinking that you can never do anything right, you have overgeneralized. Just for the record, if you got this wrong, Catch 22 applies here. If you think that you can do nothing right, then by your admission, you are doing something right in getting everything wrong. Therefor, you are doing something right.
Accentuate the Positive When depressed, we tend to look at the negative. Start looking at the good and positive. Look at what went right and what worked and build on that. It is the repeating of what is right and effective that makes successful people even more successful.
Stop the Diminishing Returns It is easy to be self deprecating. When something good happens, rather than diminishing the positive, accept, be thankful and show your appreciation.
Coping with depression can be easier by simply adding the water cures protocols to what you are doing. It works. It is almost free. It is simple. So, what are you waiting for. Go, get your unprocessed sea salt and start beating your depression.