I was listening to a podcast about psychology yesterday and the doctor was explaining that someone who is depressed is always thinking about what others think about them. People who are depressed don’t really look you in the eyes. They don’t really listen as much as waiting to say something next. They constantly criticize themselves and use the word I much more frequently than other people.
Depression has a lot to do with stress, sleep, exercise and nutrition.
But it seems that one of the best ways to start turning things around is to turn your attention outwards. To focus on helping someone else. To do something selfless.
It’s a hard thing to do when you’re being selfish, but it’s the right thing to do.
Maybe it’s volunteering your time for a cause. Maybe it’s helping out a friend.
Whatever it may be, it’s worth a try.
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