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Does Changing Things In Your Life Help To Reduce Depression ?

Does Changing Things In Your Life Help To Reduce Depression ?

I'm a believer in the saying "doctor cure theyself" . I'm currently in the process of changing things in my life to see if it helps with daily depression.
What have I changed ? well , my job for a start , to see if meeting new people and having new challenges will help.

What do you think ?

A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

I've heard that if you change one thing in your life, your life won't change. I made a change and my life has really improved.

posted over 3 years ago
A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

I believe wholeheartedly that if you make changes in your life, you can build more self-confidence, acquire a sense of hope, renewed motivation and inspiration, and can feel more empowered. When you make such changes, assuming they are positive ones of course, then you feel more in control in your life. One caution however, if your depression is related to other deep-seated issues and emotions that you haven't really dealt with, then just making changes won't cure your depression and may be just a way of engaging in avoidance or just running away from the problem. I moved when I was a young adult in some ways to get away from my family who I believed never really accepted and appreciated me. I later moved back to take care of my elderly mother and had to face such deep seated feelings that I probably buried all these years. I did learn to stand up for myself and be more assertive, which helped. I had to CHANGE MYSELF. Although my family members have really not necessarily changed how they treat me, I do feel better about myself and it really doesn't matter if they want to be stupid and not appreciate me for who I am (LOL, trying to be light hearted...). That's their loss...Actually, it isn't that bad. You'd be surprised if you change, then others do notice this!!!!

posted over 3 years ago
A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

to some extent it probably does, if you change the 'right' things... however when you have depressed brain making changes is not the easiest thing to do. kudos to you for pulling through!

posted over 3 years ago
A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

Iv had enough of it all cpn GPS the lot rossedale resource centre it wasn't a silent cry for help now it's too late and I hope use are happy coz am off

posted over 3 years ago
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