So today I jotted down solutions to my depression (a.k.a. learned helplessness). Members, would you like to add anything?
• Perceive that events are controllable
• Accept that there are opportunities out there
• Control your stressors and depression will be diminished or not occur
• Push yourself to do exercise
Riding a bike
• Eat well
Don't consume too much coffee
Don't consume too much sugar
• If you have failed at tasks in the past, conclude correctly that you are capable of improving your performance.
• Instead of seeing other people as unhappy, upset or angry, remind yourself there are other ways of seeing them. Perhaps they are confused, concerned and/or feeling empathy instead.
• Extend your depression (a.k.a. learned helplessness) into the realm of social action. Through voting, through volunteering, through donating, etc.
Added by HealthUnlocked members:
• Write down a list of achievements (even small ones like throwing the trash outside, grocery shopping, or doing the laundry).
• Do something different from what you normally do each day; be spontaneous.
• Lower your expectations (the number of things you expect to be successful at); don't judge yourself too harshly. "Every rise in our levels of expectation entails a rise in the risks of humiliation."
• Ignore people who seem bent on removing every excuse you might have for your failures (they offer destruction, not sympathy).
• Practice a hobby or passion that you love and enjoy.