Ten Second Tips: Neutralizing Depression, Sadness and Grief.

Posted on January 31, 2013

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Ten Second Tips: Neutralizing Depression, Sadness and Grief.

(Personal Power Building Series)

A part of Being Human is the ability to feel…sense the unseen energy that connects us. Sometimes it feels like love, sometimes it feels like hate. Sometimes it is more than any Earthly utterance can describe. One of those types of feelings, the one that can make a grown woman/man fall to their knees and beg for a merciful end, is Grief.

Another is Sadness. And together they partner up to ATTRACT a reality of Depression. Most people who live in a “modernized” world have some degree of these in their life at all times. By the very nature of living in a Human body, or in any form on this Earth, we are subject to a feeling of loss when things change.

This is due to a need to survive on a sub-atomic level and the natural tendency of that level to assume that what worked before is the best policy. That is because change has no guarantee of survival. What worked before does have a track record.

To actually survive in the world, on the Earth as it lives and breathes, we must be able to adapt, change and grow at a moments notice.

Our fear of the unknown causes us to feel grief (or sad), even if only for a tiny moment. This is referred to as the Grief Reflex. If enough events build up in our lives and we do not have way to release and move through the intense moments of sadness that happen, depression can set in. Many more people are mildly depressed than realize it. This vibration causes more of the same to be sent to us. And we do not actually WANT anymore of that. How do we balance, literally neutralize, those vibrations in the reality that is our world, knowing that the world and people in it are not going to simply ~poof~ change into more considerate, relaxed Beings?

Today’s tips focus on ways we can neutralize this emotion in our lives.

~Orange it up! Splash IT ALL AROUND. Drink it-orange juice. Eat it-oranges, pumpkin, sweet potatoes, carrots. Wear it-clothes, scarves, hair accessories, jewelry, even under garments. Accessorize-purses, shoes, socks, backpack, carry-all, luggage. Other ideas: orange paper, orange animals, orange light, sunset and sunrise, pictures of autumn leaves, fireplace, orange ink, orange paint. In all shades from peach to sienna.

A bowl of oranges will also boost your health as well as your spirit.

A bowl of oranges will also boost your health as well as your spirit.

~Clear Quartz Crystal! A major support for sad and depressed. Get a piece of jewelry and wear it all the time. Not a jewelry type person? Then carry a dime to quarter sized piece in your pocket or tucked into your bra. Also having it on the desk or table where you can see it and touch it at times works as well. Keep one under your pillow too. Wearing it as jewelry has the most powerful effect.

~Hand over Your Heart! Just like saying a pledge, sit or stand for 3-5 minutes with your hand over the center of your chest. Take a few deep breaths and allow you body to relax. Keep your hand over the center of your chest the entire time. This action triggers the body to release oxytocin, the hormone that makes us feel safe and completely loved. Repeat anytime as needed. Love this because you can literally do it anywhere.

You should sit quitely and take in 10-20 breaths, feeling the energy move in and out of the center of your chest. You may even see or feel a color or aroma with it. Imagine love, joy, content, acceptance with each in breath. 2-3 minutes will do wonders for your stress level, there is science (mathematical) data to support the benefits. Enjoy!

You should sit quietly and take in 10-20 breaths, feeling the energy move in and out of the center of your chest. You may even see or feel a color or aroma with it. Imagine love, joy, content, acceptance with each in breath. 2-3 minutes will do wonders for your stress level, there is science (mathematical) data to support the benefits. Enjoy!

~Show Me the Happy! A vision board is a perfect tool to give us a daily reminder of why we should feel good. An easy to use size is 2 feet x 3 feet, but any size will do. If you need it small for a tight space or giant so you can’t miss it, use the backboard that fits the job. Use pictures of happy, uplifting images, orange flowers and landscapes. Avoid any pics of people in your life, as these can cause worry or strife on the sub-conscious level (which will work against the goal of beating depression and grief). Include places you would like to visit or live, things you would like to own, things you would like to give away, birds, butterflies, angels, faeries, dragonflies, bees, etc. The mounting does not have to be tidy, but it can be if you like, Scotch tape on the corners, photo mounts or glue will all do the trick. Then hang it where you will see it everyday at least once. Make it very prominent it the sadness is acute, like in the bedroom where you sleep or next to the TV. This will help your mind receive the uplifting, happy vibrations from the board.

~Pay it Forward! Such a “buzz phrase”. But it is a powerful tool in helping us to release the feelings of loss we build up. Pick a club, charity, family member, friend or whatever and do something for them, with no expectation of getting anything more than satisfaction of being helpful from doing it. Without thinking of you, help someone with something that you are good at and can feel useful and productive in doing. Donate time reading, give away clothes or household items no longer useful to you, sit for someone’s pets or children, go visit someone who is home bound and can’t get out and go. Make sure to let them know your payment is their happiness. That vibration will give anyone’s heart a much needed shot of joy!

~Share the Sadness! Sounds kind of opposite of what we are trying to do here, but when you are feeling really sad, low or lack-luster, tell someone. Tell a friend, the dog, a tree, your journal or blog, but let that feeling be known. The quickest way to conquer any obstacle is to acknowledge that it is in the way. By telling someone (even a paper or blog) that we are feeling down and need help getting cheered up, we loosen the grip those emotions have on our lives. People are (mostly) always ready to help. Allow them to have a chance to boost their own confidence and mood by being a support to you when you need it. Even if you do not want advice only just a sounding board. Let someone be that for you, as you will be that for someone else another time.

This is one to share so please get this in you feed, get the link and e-mail it to some friends. Every single person experiences these emotions. These tools are easy, powerful help to get us motivated to continue to participate in this world we call life. Make sure to pass this along so as many people as possible can use and benefit from it. Thanks and All The Best!

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