Practices for Depression
For Uplifting and Galvanizing Healing Energy
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These are practices to keep in mind as you are doing everything else.  It takes practicing them, actually doing them.  They don't work so well just as concepts.
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Smile, yes, do it, Smile
  • This exercise requires trying it.
  • Just try it, ... smile..., even for 5 seconds if you doubt this.
  • 5 seconds: smile and juggle and see what happens.
  • Then keep smiling and juggling.
  • It won't make your problems go away, but it will change how you feel
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Congratulations!
  • This doesn't happen very often in life, - so now's your chance.
  • Say it:  "Well Done Joe!"
  • Use your name!
  • Say it because you deserve it, you do!
  • No joke, and you'll improve faster with praise!
  • Take it in.
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Thank You!
  • use your name!
  • use it when you pick up the ball and hand it to yourself.
  • you are always "giving" yourself the ball, so a "thank-you" is in order.
Receive the Ball
  • It's coming your way, give it to yourself!
  • Receive.
  • And, pocket catch for the great score!
  • (you need loose pants! :)
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Push Yourself Strong
  • Get your stretch cords out and attach them into the door jam.
  • Push out against resistance.
  • You can't help but feel more powerful.
  • Work it out!
The Classic Pick-Me Up
  • Pick a ball that is light enough to hold overhead, but heavy enough to keep it interesting.
  • Lift the heavy ball, lift yourself!
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Stand in Triumph
  • Take the opportunity whenever you can.
  • Take the position physically, for practice, and feeling.
  • You have triumphed in so many ways.
  • And besides: you got a bit further on the trick!
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Buy a New Toy
  • This one always works.
  • There are a lot of good choices.
  • Choose your toys in small enough quantities that you can pick wisely.
  • Your juggling toys are built to last a long time, so you really are picking treasures.