Here are chapters 5-7 of The Happiest Choice. These include information on a road map of coping with depression and anxiety, as well as activities, hobbies, foods, and nutrients.
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5. The Road Map of Coping
The goal with this road map is to create long-standing contentment and stability, rather than short-term happiness. Note that this will take time and a certain amount of trial and error. As personal discoveries are made you will have the choice of altering your lifestyle and ways of thinking. It might be frightening and difficult at times, but will pay off in the end by a renewed sense of peace and purpose. A depressive episode can completely change your personality and perception of the world, and so when depression does strike, it is important to be prepared with as many tools as possible for finding your way back to a state of contentment. The contents of this chapter will reveal the primary tools you can use to apply coping mechanisms to your life. There are other tools throughout this guide, but the tools in this chapter build a foundation to work from.
5.1 - Desiring Change and a More Content Life
A basic starting point to coping with depression is acknowledging that you are experiencing depression and it is impacting your ability to enjoy life. Perhaps you already know this, but the connection is not always easy, especially with the myths and stigmas surrounding depression. It is also common to feel crummy but not acknowledge those feelings as signs of depression. In a lifetime, most everyone will experience depression. It is just a label that you can use to better understand yourself and how to reach a stronger sense of fulfillment. (click Read More to continue reading)
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The Happiest Choice
Essential Tools for Everyone's Brain Feelings
By Sage Liskey
Cultivating Happiness Checklist
Deal with any situation causing your depressed feelings. Constructively communicate anything that needs to be said. If that is not possible, or more time is needed:
If You Have a Depressive Episode
Read the list of triggers in Chapter 4 to help figure out what the trigger was. Focus on addressing that trigger if possible and constructively communicating with any necessary parties. Here are some other options depending on how you feel:
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