Raise Serotonin Levels by exercising, smiling, and laughing.
Say “Cheese,” use your smile muscles. The brain can’t tell the difference between a real smile and a phony smile. Smiling and laughing both raise serotonin levels.
Walk in the sunshine or on a cloudy day get a sun tan.
Exercise-walk, swim, dance, jog, biking, jump on a mini trampoline, do Thai Chi or yoga.
Help Eliminate Depression by:
Expressing Gratitude. Write down five things you are grateful for each day.
Positive Affirmations: download at www.healingyourspirit.com.
Journaling: Write down your feelings and write about the things that are causing you stress or depression. Consider rewriting your situation as you would like it to be.
Books: Defeating Depression & Beating the Blues (available at the library) The Attitude of Gratitude
For every problem under the sun,
There is a remedy or there is none.
If there be one hurry and find it—
If there be none, never mind it.
“If we realize that what we think about becomes our reality, we become very careful about what we think about.” Wayne Dyer
You cannot keep the birds of sadness
From flying over your head
But you can keep them from
Nesting in your hair.