Monday, May 20, 2013

Unlikely Signs of Depression


10 signs you might be depressed and didn't even know it.

Very interesting list I found today on Forbes.com of unlikely depression traits. As a person who has battled depression, I have crazily been through most of them! Check out the list to see if you have any of these bizarre behaviors. 

1.      You are overconfident and fearless- This could actually be a protective behavior for your ego.

2.      You’ve noticed your tendency to drink has increased over the years- The drinking binges of your late teens-early twenties are supposed to dwindle down the older you get. If you find your drinking to be more commonplace as the years go on then maybe you’re headed towards an addiction.

3.      You’re bedding everyone with a pulse- Many people turn to sex as a way to not deal with their depression. This will leave you feeling worse than before and can lead to a vicious cycle.

4.      Conflicts easily escalate into fights- All of a sudden now you have a chip on your shoulder and every little thing pushes you over the edge. It could be an internal conflict brewing.

5.      You feel nothing – This to me is a little creepy (sociopath). Feeling is what makes us human but, in some people’s attempt to not feel pain they shut off everything alienating themselves from their loved ones and the rest of the world.

For the rest of the list click the link below:


How to Create Self Love

A Guide to Self Love

            In search of a really motivating piece this morning, I stumbled upon this gem of wisdom. It’s a step by step approach to loving yourself. It is the best description I have found yet of achieving self love. I just had to share this one. I hope it inspires some of you!
            In the article, the author details the path to self love in 3 concessive steps; none can be achieved without the former step being accomplished first.
Self Care
Self care is the first step towards self love. Self care is just what it says- caring for self. It doesn’t necessarily means giving yourself a shopping spree. This means making sure you are healthy, nourished, and protected. It means having all of your basic needs met. No matter how much we try to change our subconscious into believing we are worthy and good, it will not change until we provide ourselves with self care. When we do this, our conscious and subconscious will match up and only then can our subconscious believe what we are trying to tell it.
            
            Self Love and Self Loathing are both cyclical in nature. It is important that we increase our awareness or we will become entrapped in the cycle of self loathing.
 We are all in pursuit of happiness and this can only be attained through the path of total self love. Without love for self, we are not able to fulfill our true potential and promise.  Click on the link to continue reading the steps to self love. Enjoy!