I just read a very interesting blog by Tim Ferriss entitled, “Depression: How You Label Determines How You Feel.” [Yes, I typed that correctly.] I highly recommend Tim’s blog for a good read on positive lifestyle changes and miscellaneous other fun topics intertwined.
It was overall a great article, and timely considering Heath Ledger’s untimely death. I was really struck by a few points he made:
- “…perhaps the best indicator of happiness [is] frequency of eating with friends and family.”
- There are natural rhythms and cycles of life (energy, interests, etc.) and depression is a natural and necessary part of that natural cycle.
- Being a more grateful person can totally change your outlook on life.
Those aren’t the main three points he was making in his article, but I wanted to pass them along. Particularly at this time of the year, I know a lot of people struggle with being down.