3 tips to laugh yourself out of depression!

3 tips to laugh yourself out of depression!

by Thomas Flindt from the UK Huffington Post

14 years ago, I was a depressed person. I was wasting energy dwelling on how wrong my past had been and on presenting myself a story about how everything had gone wrong.

Today, everything is different. I'm continuously telling good stories about my life. It's this positive storytelling of your own life that is a first step out of a depression. When I reflect on how I became free of my depression, I see that I accomplished it by practicing 3 life-changing habits deeply connected with our ability to laugh.

If you are currently in a state of depression and don't know what to do to free yourself, I invite you to practice these habits over a three month period.

1. Accept and Let Go

Accept things as they are, and not as you wish for them to be. Accept yourself for who you are right now. Once you accept your past for what it is and let it go, then you will stop the feelings of continuous regret.

Practicing the Habit:

When you have a moment of regret regarding your past, try to smile and say: "I let go of you now." After practicing this for a month, whenever a regretful thought occurs you should say "I let go of you now" and follow it with a laugh. Start with silent laughter, simply miming laughter. Slowly, start to add volume to your laughter. After three months, you will laugh at your past…

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