How To Use The Law Of Attraction To Combat Depression
If you suspect you are suffering from depression, it is always smart to discuss this with your doctor. Medication and therapy can productive routes to a happier life. However, it is also worth noting that the Law of Attraction can be a powerful ally in your journey towards better mental health.
If you have been diagnosed with depression and are already doing everything that your healthcare team has recommended, here are some of the best ways to use the Law of Attraction to combat depression.
1. Let Yourself Off The Hook
The first thing you need to do is accept that you are dealing with a period of depression, and that it will pass in time. If you beat yourself up for feeling low, you’ll only feel worse and attract more negativity into your life.
It’s so important that you don’t try to force yourself to feel differently, because that will lead to an inauthentic way of being that won’t help you manifest a happier life. However, avoid the opposite end of the spectrum as well—wallowing in melancholy feelings is distinct from accepting sadness.
If you commit to a slow, steady process of treating yourself with non-judgmental kindness and building up your resilience, you can combat depression much more effectively. Set an intention to feel better, and do keep your eyes open for things that help you feel better, but let these improvements come naturally.
2. Know You Are Still Attracting Positivity At The Heart Level
When you’re depressed and yearning to use the Law of Attraction, you might worry that your low mood means you are constantly attracting more things to feel depressed about. However, you can feel safe in the knowledge that at the heart level, you are still attracting positive things.
You want to feel better, but you’re just not there yet. As a result, you may see positive developments manifest more slowly, but remind yourself that these changes can and will occur. Your heart is vibrating on a higher frequency and just waiting for the rest of you to start feeling better so that all of your various aspects can begin to work in harmony.
Believing in this will help you to entering a vicious cycle of feeling bad that you’re “not using the law of attraction properly.” You are doing your best and just need a little more time!
3. Meditate Every Day
As the latest scientific studies show, a daily practice of meditation can work wonders when you’re trying to boost your mental health. If you can only meditate for 5 minutes, that’s a perfectly fine place to start. The key thing is to make time to meditate each day, gradually building up the amount of time you spend on it.
Try a simple approach at first, such as focusing on your breath as you inhale and exhale, or staring at the flickering light of a candle’s flame. Let stray thoughts pass by without close attention, knowing that you will attend to them later.
When you’re used to regularly meditating, you can begin to use visualization techniques like imagining your heart filling with light. However, even the most basic meditation practice can help to combat depression by inducing feelings of peacefulness and calmness.
4. Commit To Regular, Light Exercise
Regularly doing some kind of light exercise can also help you to use the Law of Attraction to combat depression. Exercise helps to align your body with your heart’s intentions to experience a shift in mood, creating conditions more conducive to overcoming depression.
When you exercise, your body releases endorphins—those feel-good hormones that lift your spirits and elevate your natural vibration in a way that supports your manifestation attempts. Good examples of gentle but effective exercise include swimming, walking, and relaxation yoga.
As with meditation, even ten minutes a day can help to change your emotional state, and you can gradually work up to 30 minutes or even an hour.
5. Unplug For A While
Finally, this tip is useful for anyone who wants to cultivate a more positive perspective and vibrate on a higher frequency, but it may be especially helpful if you’re struggling with depression.
Basically, think about all the negativity you get from the internet and TV—upsetting news, irritating dialogues, and reasons to feel envious or wonder if you’re “good enough.” Try limiting your exposure to these negative influences, and take a more conscious, mindful approach to your online time.
Only tune into the things that genuinely make you feel happier or more inspired, and deliberately turn your attention to something else if you notice you’re mindlessly browsing through social media.
Notice how your mental health can improve as a result, and consider a permanent change in habits if this approach is helping you manifest a more positive way of being.