Archive for February, 2010

depressionbusters

February 27th, 2010

In recovery we sometimes hit roadblocks and don’t always remember all of the resources available to us.  Here is a simple list I put together a few years ago which might be helpful to you or someone you know if and when the reminders are needed:

  • Individual Therapy

  • Group Therapy

  • Support Groups (e.g. 12step meetings, etc.)

  • Exercise & Sports

  • Nutritional Balance

  • Consistent Sleep

  • Books about depression/self-improvement

  • Journaling

  • Yoga/Meditation

  • Prayer and/or spiritual connection

  • Volunteering

  • Music: Playing and/or listening

  • Dance/Movement

  • Hobbies/Fun (e.g. beach, movies, reading)

  • Classes (e.g. writing, dance, computers)

  • Community Groups (e.g. Sierra Club, Toastmasters)

  • Bodywork/Chiropractic/Acupuncture

  • Homeopathic/Ayurvedic/Naturopathic Medicine

  • Psychopharmacology (Medication)

A Harvard Study found that engagement and meaning are necessary elements for life fulfillment. How do you feel engaged in your life and what gives your life meaning?