How to Turn Depression into Joy: Give Yourself 30 Days


By Suzanne Glover

turn-depression-into-joyLearning how to turn depression into joy is possible when you give yourself a set time frame to see results that have changed your physical chemistry to be happier and this is very simple.


First thing to ask yourself when seeking help for depression: “Is my depression severe?” Symptoms of severe depression are wider in range than just feeling lethargic and/or sad. Severe depression warning signs can include both mental and physical symptoms such as:

  • Irritability, agitation, restlessness, or increased anger
  • Inability to make decisions, lack of focus, loss of memory
  • Fatigue at such levels that small tasks are overwhelming
  • Insomnia or excessive sleeping
  • Feelings of worthlessness or guilt
  • Excessive crying episodes
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Feeling sad and unhappy

If you are experiencing severe depression symptoms such as suicidal thoughts, don’t fool around trying to fix yourself. Get help right away whether it’s a friend, neighbor, doctor or counselor, it’s time to get help even if it means taking an anti-depressant for a few months to lift yourself up enough to seek out natural remedies for depression and do the suggestions in this article.

But if you’re just tipping into depression or are experiencing treatment resistant depression, you can start to turn depression into joy through changing your thoughts.

In fact, one of the best depression natural remedies is right inside your mind because it’s your mind that is producing chemicals associated with the emotions you are feeling day in and day out.


brain-chemistryWhile there are a lot of factors involved in depression, one thing to remember is this:

  • When you’re feeling angry, your brain is putting out “angry chemicals.”
  • When you’re feeling happy or joyful, your brain is putting out “happy or joyful chemicals.”
  • Depending on the dominant “emotional chemical” [i.e., angry or happy] that is flooding the cells of your body, your body reacts by “bringing in more folding chairs for the overflow crowd to watch the show.”
  • And when those folding chairs are empty, your body goes into marketing mode and seeks out ways to make you “angry or happy” so it can keep those empty chairs filled.

In other words, your body becomes physically addicted to the dominant emotions that you are feeling because it’s basically a chemical addiction.

On the next page, I discuss some depression natural remedies so you can start combating your depression…

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