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Depression, emotional lifting and time



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Mar 14, 2020
After going through a long period of depression this is what I learnt about considering your time when treating it.

1. Depression is an emotional pain which can be seen by low moods.
2. To get out of pain people go to things they trust to be their solution and we want to get out of pain quickly
3. These things they trust, if chosen wisely, are normally things that are established and thus have had a lot of time built into it. Why? because established things are the labour of a lot effort and that takes time. Something established and trusted demonstrates quality and thus certainty, safety (hopefully)
4. You can compare this to a secure building sheltering you from a painful storm

I have a question on the above points.

How can I apply the above to help with depression, anxiety and any other pain I am in?


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Mar 14, 2020
Question 2.

Based on the above, is there a hint on how to get out of depression quickly? Much quicker that someone currently thinks?


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Mar 14, 2020
Here is a simple example to paint a picture and start some brainstorming.

* John needed some food desperately and so was in pain.
* John thought he would drive to the grocery store 10 miles away but then realised he would stay in pain until he got there.
* John then thought and checked the garage for the gift his neighbor gave him last week which had a plate of dates
* John got out of the pain in a fraction of the time of his initial decision
* John's depression and anxiety about the future stopped

What i'm highlighting here is how emotional pain can leave a person rapidly if they are time-wise in their decision making. You can apply that to depression and anxiety issues as they are emotional issues and deal with time.
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