Friday, August 22, 2008

Lift Depression (Literally)

"The next time you are feeling a little depressed, try looking up. That's right, look up. Reach your arms overhead and let your eyes follow. You may be surprised to find that it is impossible to stay depressed while looking up into the air. You see, looking upward engages our visual sensory files, that part of our mind that sees pictures. Depression is usually a result of something we are hearing us tell ourselves." from blogger Ajay Kumar K.S. at Life Is a Quest to Find Something (Someone)

I love the simplicity of this technique. I don't know that it's the answer to major clinical episodes. But I will try it the next time I'm feeling low, should that ever happen again. Because it's been my experience that a depressed person is never as bold as she could be.

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Mona said...

Some of the greatest answers in Life lie in the simplest of techniques!
I call them nature's course!


Peggy Payne said...

Do you have any you'd like to pass on? One that works really well for you? I'm always looking for easy solutions to, as Garrison Keillor says, "life's persistent problems."