KEEP PHYSICALLY FIT! IT IS A MUST FOR US WHO ARE AND WHO HAVE BEEN DEPRESSED. MY WALKING NOT ONLY RESTORES HARMONY TO THE BODY BUT IT RESTORES MY SELF-ESTEEM AND SELF-CONFIDENCE.
THE SIXTH WAY TO LEAVE THE PRISON OF DEPRESSION: AN EXCERPT
“One of the major areas to remember when someone says that they are depressed is to recommend that they get some physical exercise. So many times when we find that we are depressed, feel listless and lacking energy we tend to recoil from any activity that attempts to force us out of our isolation and inactivity. At one time in our lives, any task or type of activity, even the smallest might have been cause for happiness and a continual life of productivity. When we are depressed , we just want to lie down and sleep. We feel that we have no mastery over our life, thoughts and future. What we forget is that this is the nature of depression. We believe that there is no use in getting active because we just can’t get the energy to attempt anything that requires positive response. No use to get active –I won’t like what I am going to do anyway. When we are depressed we know that our body’s metabolism slows down and we lose interest in almost all those hobbies and activities previous to our depression, which brought us happiness.
Mastery is what we regain when we force ourselves to get out of bed, get going and start an exercise program on a regular basis.” (Our lives might depend on it).
SOURCE: Copyright(c) Believing is seeing: 15 ways to leave the prison of depression. (2014) Depressed Anonymous Publications. Louisville. Pages 33-36.