Medicines for depression and sadness can only do so much. The same goes for counseling.
You have to know how to cheer yourself up. Fortunately, it is not that hard to do. To do so you have to remind yourself of all the correct things you are doing in your life, no matter how small those things may be.
Your brain is a computer and can only react to what is fed into it. Your brain can not distinguish between a small accomplishment and a large accomplishment. To your brain, brushing your teeth correctly is the same as landing on the moon.
To get yourself out of a bad or down mood, remind yourself of all the small things you have done right that day. In no time, you’ll feel better.
When you focus on the things you do right, you won’t have the time to focus on the negative stuff.
If you focus on the negative stuff, you will only make yourself feel worse.
Focus on the little things you are doing correctly.
The brain can’t distinguish between a major feat like landing on the moon or winning an Olympic medal and brushing your teeth correctly.
So, you have to do a lot of self-talk in which your reminder yourself of all the small little things that you do correctly.
If you walk across the room without falling down, that’s a positive thing. If you brush your teeth correctly, that’s a positive thing.
Reminding yourself of all the things you do correctly will make you feel better.
And … it has to be an ongoing process. You don’t make yourself happy and then you’re fixed. Your happiness is an on-going process not an endpoint.
The mind is its own place, and can make a hell of heaven and a heaven of hell – John Milton.
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