B.R.E.A.D.

Balance 

Your life is in balance when you can handle the various elements of your life.

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Relaxation

Relaxation is great for depression.  Primarily it relaxes your mind to slow down negative thoughts.

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Exercise
Web MD says that “regular exercise is an excellent way to boost your mood and it helps you get in shape” to make you feel better about yourself.  The Mayo Clinic says that “depression and anxiety symptoms often improve with exercise. They say that exercise: releases endorphins, takes your mind off of your worries, allows you to gain confidence, allow you to get more social interaction, and helps you cope in a more healthy way. 

Accountability                                            For years I only depended on my Psychiatrists who prescribed effective medications and Psychologist who gave me effective talk therapy to address my issues of depression. What I did not realize or understand was that it was my primary job to look after myself the best way that I could. Because I lacked the tools of the BREAD program I was in and out of the hospital a few times.  Now I realize that while I was in the hospitals, they followed many of the BREAD principles and I was fine.  When I left that protected environment… I fell of the wagon.  They were my accountability partner.  Now I have an accountability partner and follow the BREAD program.  The two articles will help you if you are having concerns about Accountability.

https://blogs.psychcentral.com/family/2011/09/depression-responsibility-and-more-options-for-stubborn-depression/

https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/depression/in-depth/treatment-resistant-depression/art-20044324

Diet

You are what you eat.  Some foods trigger depression and some food fight depression.  You can heal or avoid depression naturally.  Your diet effects your mental health.  Your diet can make or break your depression.

What’s on your mind?

The acronym B.R.E.A.D. means Balance, Relaxation, Exercise, Accountability, and Diet.  I will discuss each individually but first we need to discuss and understand depression.  Do you suffer from depression?  What is depression?  Do you have a medical diagnosis of depression that needs psychiatric intervention?  I recommend that you do a bit of research before you start the BREAD program.

visit https://thelivingbread.blog/category/whats-on-your-mind/

Disclaimer:  I do not have a medical background.  This program is not intended to replace any medical regime that you currently have.  Before you start this program, please consult your Physician or Psychiatrist.  I developed this program  using over  20 years of experience with research.