Can You Beat Depression in 30 Days?
A challenge that combines the most effective treatments for depression
Why Take This Challenge?
This challenge is based upon research into 30,000+ depression treatments rated by effectiveness. It shows there are a number of simple and highly effective ways to combat depression. Some of the steps in this list might seem unusual but they are the most effective treatments available right now. Exercise for example is more effective than cognitive behavioral therapy and is free!
How Do I Take This Challenge?
Reset your body
- Go to the store a buy a vitmin D supplment. Aim for 4000 iu daily
- Get outside 15 minutes of physical, heart rate pumping activity a day. Running, cleaning the yard, walking the dog. Doesn't matter so long as the blood is pumping.
- Cut out sugar and dairy
- Get enough sleep by taking this sleep challenge
- If you have kids or friends and can play outside do it daily for 15 minutes
- List to music everyday
Reset your patterns of thought
- Don't beat yourself up over not feeling a certain way
- Forget the future, forget the past. Ask yourself "Right now, right here in this very moment what is wrong?"
- Find 5 minutes a day to meditate. Sit for 5 minutes and focus your thoughts on your breath.
- Do things which once made you happy even though you don't feel like it
- Listen to your inner voice, is it harsh or critical? Would you treat others with the same judgement? Are these thoughts constructive or destructive?
Reset your relationships
- Avoid isolation. Take the shyness challenge if it suits
- Don't feel ashamed, you might be suprised to learn how many people suffer from depression silently. Talk with your family and friends.
- Cut off abusive relationships
- If you have access to a pet go and spend time with him/her
- Check In Everyday! Even if you don't complete the challenge
- If you haven't been diagnosed with depression consider taking an online depression test and speaking with your doctor.
- Depression affects more than 300 million people globally. Do not feel alone.
- If you can't muster the energy to embark on treatment you may be experiencing a major depressive episode in which case you should seek professional help.