Advertising on TV might also contribute to depression. Viewers may feel dissatisfied with their own lives or possessions when they are bombarded with ads for things they don't have or can't afford.
Here are my 3 Tips to Recover From Depression Without Drugs, By Kelly Granite
1. No TV
2. Exercise one hour a day, no matter what. Diet: Drink a gallon of filtered or distilled water, and add live foods to your diet, (ideally drink a pound of organic greens or 2 oz of wheat grass daily.
3. Depression is serious because you get what you focus on, there is no other rule. "Change Your Thought" which seems almost impossible, when you are depressed.
Imagine yourself as three parts,
Part 1: The depressed person -- add your name here ( ).
Part 2: The You that created this physical reality for you to experience: the wiser you that runs your body, knows all your cells, organs, and knows all your past lives. This self is involved with the bigger picture of your existence.
Part 3: "Unlimited YOU" which holds all the parts of you together and your natually JOYFUL, having lived every aspect of all choices simultaneously, through all your lifetimes. This is the true you, "Your Unfathomable Greatness!"
Now, surrender ...the "depressed (name)" to Part 3 your unfathomable greatness, who can handle every emotion simultaneously like a dream, putting what you think is "not enough" in perspective and love you unconditionally because this YOU knows your Greatness needs nothing added to prove anything!
Surrender to this state of being, regardless of how unlovable you feel, or unworthy you feel. LET GO to the whole you-- to love you unconditionally. Feel this emotion, allow it to breathe.
Depression comes from the depth of your emotions, which if the smaller you is running are fearful "impostors". Pretend that the emotions you feel are bad dreams, and know, no matter how bad you think it is, "it's truly a dream with which you created to experience emotions, and learn how to better direct and control them as "powerful creative energy".
Nothing you did, no matter what it was..... is deserving of self punishment of "depression" and even if you feel you need to be punished. ( smile) with this emotion. Surrender this punishment to the one that loves unconditionally, the Whole of you.
This is the core of depression. You don't like yourself.
This had many players and parts performed in "this lifetime," with which your Larger Self Created to learn how to direct and control your "unlimited powers to create the reality," with all the bells and whistles that you think make up your ideal. But, when "physical" you think you failed to fill the goal and when this happens you "punish yourself with depression" and this slows everything down sometimes to suicide. It's as if this spot in life, "depression" is the key to over coming and Becoming the most powerful person alive. Only a few can survive the depths and rise out and create, it's your sign you are on the greatest spiritual journey you have ever under taken. Don't let go, hold on and ride out of hell (metaphorically) and then like all the great avatars, you will become a "Great Magician" of life, able to manipulate matter, energy and your inner emotions to create reality.
When you feel depressed, go into the inner body and see these parts were all played out to learn the most important lesson of all lifetimes, to love unconditionally. And who is the hardest to love? ONESELF.
You are now officially.... "Instantly, and Permanently WELL".
This is what Rudyard Kipling learned after sending his son to war, only to lose him. His poem was, "If any question why we died, tell them, because our fathers lied." Kipling, the most famous author of the age, the carnage at Loos on the Western Front in September 1915 plunged him into inner darkness. His only son, John, for whom he had written his best-loved poem, IF, had been killed in the action just six weeks after his 18th birthday. Kipling, having pulled strings to get his son in the army, was wracked with guilt and "the author carried out hundreds of interviews with his late son's comrades building up a detailed picture of his last moments."
If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too;
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or being lied about, don’t deal in lies,
Or being hated, don’t give way to hating,
And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise:
If you can dream—and not make dreams your master;
If you can think—and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same;
If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
And stoop and build ’em up with worn-out tools:
If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
And never breathe a word about your loss;
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: ‘Hold on!’
If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with Kings—nor lose the common touch,
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
If all men count with you, but none too much;
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,