This simple hack can actually save you from Depression
We all have seen depression from the angle of a terrorizing situation.
Everything we know about depression and mental health is almost equal to our knowledge about MARS. All we know are the facts and figures shared by the authorities while we actually have no experience.
Just like that, we have known depression as a life-threatening situation but it certainly has its own journey.
I am not saying it’s too easy to come out of it but it’s not as difficult as we might think of.
It’s just a matter of educating ourselves and taking action and it can easily be dealt with.
What if I tell you it’s not that difficult to come out of it, all it takes a little bit of awareness.
Thinking is such an integral part of our lives that we cannot imagine our lives without it. If this one faculty shuts down for some reason it will affect our lives drastically.
I am not saying this but it’s a researched fact by the National Science Foundation published an article saying that the average person thinks an approximate of 12,000 and 60,000 thoughts per day out of which 80% are negative and 95% are repetitive, which means these are the same thoughts which you were thinking about yesterday.
Now rationally thinking like we are so used to nowadays, nobody actually knows how many thoughts we think because neither we have any machine to count thoughts nor we can practically count them but two things we can do for sure.
Introspect and evaluate.
Till now I have not given any name to this method so let’ call it DIY – Dive into yesterday method. Which has three simple steps.
- Introspection -You need to see if the thoughts you are thinking are the same as the day before.
- Evaluation – If these thoughts are negative.
- Action – If you find any negative repetitive thoughts, don’t get involved in it.
Yes, that’s it. This is one simple hack that can help you save a lot of energy, positivity, and can practically enhance your happiness.
If you can directly apply this method, then nothing like it, but if you are a curious person like me then you would definitely want to know how this method actually works.
This whole process is so simple at the same time can be so effective that once you start practicing it you will be surprised, it can work wonders.
Step 1 – Introspection
- If you think that something is troubling you constantly and you are stressed out just take a small pause and introspect that means just observe what are the thoughts that are dominating your entire thought process.
- If you are smart enough to carry on this process in your mind then good but if you find it difficult just grab a pen and paper and start writing about all the thoughts that were going in your head today and if these thoughts are the same as yesterday.
Step 2 – Evaluation
- All you need to do is just do a cross-check whether these thoughts are negative or positive.
- All the thoughts that make you feel empowered are obviously positive and the ones which make you feel heavy and pull you down are negative.
Step 3 – Action
- In this step, all you need to do is to stop thinking all the thoughts that are negative and repetitive.
- Now, it might sound too simple that you have to stop thinking these thoughts but unless we have trained our minds to be aware of the kind of thoughts that appear in our mind this step will be challenging because you will not even know when your mind will take you away into a loop of thoughts.
- Actually this step is very tricky because your mind will try its best to project all the unnecessary data in front of you, but if you stay alert like there is an emergency situation and anything can happen at any time, you will be able to catch these thoughts.
- As soon as these thoughts pop up don’t try to stop them forcefully just let them pass or divert your mind into something creative or productive.
At first glance, this method seems very simple but once you start doing it you will understand its difficulty, effectiveness, and also its intensity. I don’t want to overdose you with any pre-assumed ideas which may hamper your experience. The best way is just to experience it yourself.
I hope you apply it and if you do just share your experience with me.
Until I see you next time, make sure you take very good care of yourselves and your family.
Stay safe and Stay Inspired
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