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blueDepressing Dark Poetry Sad Depressing Quotes increase happiness, decrease misery, decrease depression, happy, how to be happy, how to be sad, how to be depressedDepressing Dark Poetry Sad Depressing Quotes increase happiness, decrease misery, decrease depression, happy, how to be happy, how to be sad, how to be depressed  INSTRUCTIONS:

If you've been depressed for a while this can look like I'm making light of what you're going through. What I'm really doing is showing you another pathway out of the darkness. I'd sympathize if sympathy would help. It never helped me though, so instead I offer specific instructions that when followed, create a very different experience. Try it.







How to Be Depressed

Instructions

Note: This is gonna hurt.

Physiological Exercises

  1. Slouch.
  2. Let your face muscles sag.
  3. Actually droop the corners of your mouth.
  4. If nothing else, at least look bored.
  5. Sigh a lot.
  6. Move slowly and lethargically.
  7. Rub your face the way you do when you feel depressed.

Remember you cannot be depressed unless you follow most of these instructions!!

Mental Instructions & Exercises

  1. Start some sad music playing.
  2. Start thinking that depression is a fact of everyone's life and there's nothing you can do to change that.
  3. Think about the saddest moment in your life.
  4. Think about the worst sense of failure you've ever felt.
  5. Think about the time the world seemed the cruelest, the time you most wanted to give up.
  6. If these are separate times, fuse them all together. Make it so they all happened at once.
  7. Now relive them. Actually go through it again, down to the words and the actions.
  8. Imagine yourself there again. Feel the pain again. Don't let your defenses separate you from the pain. You are there. It's happening. You hurt.
  9. Read Stephen King, Dean Koontz and Anne Rice. Great writers and boy can they depress you and make you feel crazy or what???
  10. Make "just getting through the day" one of your most important priorities.
  11. Think about how unfair life is. Think about people who have things you wish you had and don't think about what they went through to get it - just feel jealous and upset.
  12. Think about something bad going on in your world, and then think about how bad things are going for you personally and why does so much crap have to happen to you!
  13. Think about something you have to do but hate to do, and just keep thinking of how much you hate it and why you hate it and whats fair about this anyways. Don't do anything to change the situation. Just keep doing it and hating it.
  14. Return to the here and now. Think about how this exercise affected you. Can you do it once a day? Can you go through this much unnecessary pain every day? Can you go through this almost continuously?

Well sure! It's easy! Any one can do it! Lots of people do, day in and day out and they don't even have these instructions to go by!

YOU have the instructions. Any time you want to be depressed return to this page and follow most of these instructions. And you'll be down in the dumps in no time at all!

At this point you may be doubtful. You may be thinking "Oh sure, easy for a little while, but what if I'd like to stay depressed... I mean - like for years. I'll bet thats not so easy, huh!"

Well my fine friend believe it or not thats the easiest part of all! Just follow the instructions for thirty days and depression will have become a habit that not only will come easily to you - you'll find it's a little difficult to break!

Thats how easy it is be depressed on occasion or even every day if you like. The experience varies from person to person, but for those who choose to follow these instructions daily - it can become a whole new way of life! Once you see how to operate your own brain this way - depression no longer has to be a crippling disease. Now it has become a lifestyle option.

Note: Under no circumstances am I suggesting that people stop taking any medication that's currently being prescribed for them by a medical or naturopathic Doctor.

        

How to Be Happy

Instructions

Note: This is gonna feel good.

Physiological Exercises

  1. Sit up straight.
  2. Let your face come alive.
  3. Smile as big as you enjoyably can.
  4. If nothing else, look interested.
  5. Grin, chuckle and laugh more.
  6. Move energetically.
  7. Touch your face the way you do when you're happy.

Remember you cannot be happy unless you follow most of these instructions!!

Mental Instructions & Exercises

  1. Play some "feel good" music.
  2. Start thinking that happiness is a fact of everyone's life and it would be silly to change that.
  3. Think about the happiest moment in your life.
  4. Think about the greatest sense of success you've ever felt.
  5. Think about a time the world seemed the kindest, when you were determined to NEVER give up.
  6. If these are separate times, fuse them all together. Make it so they all happened at once.
  7. Now relive them. Actually go through it again, down to the words and the actions.
  8. Imagine yourself there again. Feel the joy again. Don't let your defenses separate you from the fun of it. It's happening. You feel great!
  9. Read Chicken Soup for the Soul, Touched by an Angel and your favorite comic strip. Boy does that make you feel great or what???
  10. Make healthy fun and happiness "today" a top priority.
  11. Think about how unfair life is. Think about things you have that some others don't have. Thank God for wonderful gifts like your eyes, your thumbs, your dog & your friends.
  12. Think about something bad going on in your world, then think "whats the healthiest thing I can do to make that a little better? Think till you get an answer. Then do it!
  13. Think about something you have to do but hate to do, and then start thinking about what there is to really enjoy in this thing you must do. All the time you are doing this thing that you have to do but hate to do, focus on whats to enjoy anyways.
  14. Return to the here and now. Think about how this exercise affected you. Can you do it once a day? Can you go through this much joy every day? Can you go through this almost continuously?

Well sure! It's easy! Any one can do it! Lots of people do every day and they don't have the instructions to go by!

YOU have the instructions. Any time you want to be happy return to this page and follow most of these instructions. And you'll be happy in no time at all!

You may be doubtful. You may be thinking "Oh sure, easy for a while, but what if I'd like to stay happy for years. I'll bet thats not so easy, huh!"

Believe it or not thats the easiest part of all! Just follow these instructions for thirty days and happiness will have become a habit that not only will come easily to you - you'll find it's a little difficult to break!

Thats how easy it is be happy on occasion or even every day. The experience varies from person to person, but for those who choose to follow these instructions daily - it can become a whole new way of life! Once you see how to operate your own brain this way - happiness is no longer just someone else's lifestyle. Now it has become a lifestyle option for YOU.

Note: Under no circumstances am I suggesting people stop taking medication currently prescribed for them by a medical or Naturopathic Doctor.




You can do this. Really. :)
I hear and I forget.
I see and I believe.
I do and I understand.
- Confucius (551-479 BC)

Know this: you are always following these instructions, every day you are following them. Perhaps before you didn't realize you had a choice, or you couldn't see clearly enough to connect the dots that have been connected here for you. But you are following instructions on this page everyday and from this day forward it is your choice which instructions you follow. Admittedly if you're in the habit of making the choices that lead to depression it will take more of an effort to switch - but I promise you, the rewards are well worth it.

I must warn you, some experts will tell you what I'm suggesting simply cannot be done. I'm suggesting that means they've never seen it done. I did it, so its very difficult to convince me it can't be done. This doesn't mean for a second that I think a person experiencing significant depression shouldn't seek help and appropriate helpful medication from their doctors. I'm for anything and everything that increases our ability to experience plenty of healthy happiness. - Lollie Dot Com


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