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What are your proven techniques for fighting depression?
Martin Seligman is the father of Positive Psychology is also the person who coined the phrase "learned helplessness'. His new book 'Flourish' is full of information for improving well being.
One of his proven therapies is the following:
Each night before bed write down three things that went well that day. After you write each, add a brief reason for why it went well and what that particular positive experience meant to you.
Who will try to do this each night for a month? Proven clinical studies indicate that those who try this practice can dramatically decrease their feelings of depression and enjoy a greater sense of well being. (It might be more permanent and more effective than either drugs or therapy!) Let's see if we can raise the well being level of TEDsters!