Using poetry and spoken-word, Prince Ea share some dope concepts on his channel and in this video where he talks about challenging your self-perception.
He is using a method we refer to in coaching as “re-framing” to give anyone who suffers from depression a new way to see themselves — as separate from their condition.
Re-framing can shake loose many ridiculous hangups and beliefs that make us live smaller than we are. It can create shifts in consciousness and self-perception.
Depression comes and goes, says Prince Ea, and because you are greater than anything that comes and goes…because YOU are constant, YOU are not depressed.
His bottom line message is that the “feeling” of depression can be real, but you are YOU, not your mood.
Suffering from depression, please send a request to firstname.lastname@example.org for a challenge on this topic. With enough interest, we’ll run a 3-month campaign to get you out of your head an into your life.
In the meantime, here are some great things to start looking into. These would and more will be covered in any depression challenge or project we put out in the future:
- Exercise daily. Think of this as an anti-depressant. If you’ve got insurance or the funds to, hire someone to coach you for 4 months as it may be the only way a depressed person is going to get the drive to go.
- Take classes in things you enjoy. Once you can work up the appetite for people (hey, think Zumba, spin when you can work up the supplement is one of the single best things you can do
This is the number one thing I want to share about the disease: Depression is a f**king liar. Almost everything your depressed mind tells you is a lie. Messages like these can seem real, but if you feed into them and don’t challenge your thoughts, you won’t get better:
- I don’t like people.
- People suck.
- I hate exercise.
- Nothing ever changes.
- If only my mother/ father/ whoever had supported and loved me.
Look at depression like you would an abusive partner who is trying to keep you around by telling you no one will love you if you ever leave him/her.