4 POSITIVE ENCOURAGEMENTS IN TIMES OF DEPRESSION
In working one-on-one with personal leaders, I’ve observed a common theme in the last few years: DEPRESSION.
I’m not a psychologist but I do know that depression can take place from several angles. Here are some of the symptoms I’ve heard leaders share in the last few years:
You can manage depression or even keep it away if you believe in these 4 things consistently.
- Take out one sheet of paper. Map out 5 goals in life for the next 2 years: 3 must-have professional goals and 2 must-have personal goals.
- When you keep your mind focused and occupied on efforts to achieve these goals, you really won’t have much time or energy to be depressed.
- At the end of every day, write down 2-3 micro-accomplishments that get you closer to reaching your goals.
Finally, consider coaching and mentoring– they can be a significant way to elevate your life.
Here’s to overcoming depression and living your best life!
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About the Author
Steve Gutzler is the President of Leadership Quest, a Seattle-based leadership development company. Steve is a dynamic, highly-sought-after speaker who has delivered more than 2,500 presentations to a list of clients including Microsoft, Starbucks, the Seattle Seahawks, Pandora Radio, Boeing, Cisco, Starwood Corporation, the Ritz Carlton group, and the U.S. Social Security Administration. He recently was voted #1 by the readership of Huffington Post as the Most Inspirational Leader on Social Media.
A published author on leadership and emotional intelligence, Steve resides near Seattle with his wife Julie where they enjoy time with their three adult children and six grandchildren.