For the last two days, when someone has asked me how my day has been I have been experimenting with encouraging myself to recollect positive feelings and events instead of negative ones. For example: Yesterday I spoke to a student that I teach, and was touched by his interest and curiosity about the course material; today I sat on a bench in the sunshine: watching the leaves fall, smelling autumn on the breeze, and savoring the change of seasons. What positive experiences are you engaging in today?
By India Court MacWeeney
The Role of Television in Depression
Television can be such a big part of our battle with depression. About 60% of our survey respondents said they watched more TV when they were depressed because they couldn’t do much else, it's a form of escape or it lowers their stress.
TV has such seductive power. It can entertain us rather thoroughly while requiring very little of us. We can passively allow TV to keep our attention for hours at a stretch.
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