According to a 2004 Rand Corporation report, depression results in more absenteeism than almost any other physical disorder and costs employers more than US$51 billion per year in absenteeism and lost productivity.
Depression is one of the most common mental illnesses. At least eight percent of adults in the US experience serious depression at some point during their lives.
The illness affects all people, regardless of sex, race, ethnicity or socioeconomic standing. Depression is two to three times more prevalent among women than it is among men. Experts disagree on the reason for this difference.
To step out of the state of depression, you just have to:
Change your mental focus from the negative to positive, visualize and magnify the intensity of new, positive, solution-based mental pictures, and rapidly change your body, i.e. posture, breathing, facial expression, etc.
You will realize something very important now...that you can shift from one mental state or emotion to another just by thinking it. This is a very powerful piece of information!
You can shift from one mental state or emotion to another just by thinking about it!
That means, as soon as you decide on an outcome, you can immediately shift your focus, state and emotion to manifest the desired state or emotion. How useful do you think that would be?
You can practice moving from one mental state to another by going from one emotion to another one. This is really a very powerful and useful exercise.
Example: Go from a sad state to a happy one, a frustrated one to an optimistic one, a procrastinating one to a totally motivated one, a nervous one to a confident one, etc.
The more you practice moving from one range to the other, the more prepared you will be, and the easier it will become for you to shift out of a negative state/emotion into a positive one when it counts. All it takes is practice and rehearsal so that you are prepared in advance.
Whenever you're caught in a negative state or emotion (anger, frustration, fear, boredom, etc.), just take a moment to step out of yourself and watch yourself from the outside. What changes would you immediately want to make to produce better results and outcomes?