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.
Edward W. Smith, motivational speaker, author and TV show host, who specializes in quick tips on how to move your life ahead even faster, offers the following advice.
The best way to improve your mood and keep it higher on a consistent basis over time is to maintain a list of the things you are grateful for, and review it on a daily basis. Make a written list of all of the things and people in your life that you are grateful for. First, you will discover many things you were not aware of or things you had taken for granted. Secondly you will discover you have a lot more to be grateful for than you first thought.
Reducing the amount of negative news you take in will also improve your mood. Spend less time watching the news, and avoid being exposed to the news the first thing in the morning or just before you go to sleep. Replace the time spent taking in negative news with positive information taken from books, CDs, the web, etc, and be sure to expose yourself to this first thing in the morning and just before you go to sleep.
Edward W. Smith, 201-568-0019, email@example.com, www.brightmoment.com, PO box 8106, Englewood NJ 07631-8106
Edward W. Smith is the author of Sixty Seconds To Success, he hosts and produces the Bright Moment TV show, is a motivational speaker, is president of the Bright Moment Seminars and publishes the free, daily email of the One Minute Motivator.