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Our friend Stanley Popovich has some great insight into Fears and Anxieties. I’d like to share some of these with you all.
~The Monty’man

Some people have a difficult time in managing their depression. Sometimes, their depression and fears can get the best of them. As a result, here is a short list of techniques that a person can use to help manage their depression.

One of the ways to manage your depression is to challenge your negative thinking with positive statements and realistic thinking. When encountering thoughts that make your fearful or depressed, challenge those thoughts by asking yourself questions that will maintain objectivity and common sense. For example, your afraid that if you do not get that job promotion then you will be stuck at your job forever. This depresses you, however your thinking in this situation is unrealistic. The fact of the matter is that there all are kinds of jobs available and just because you don’t get this job promotion doesn’t mean that you will never get one. In addition, people change jobs all the time, and you always have that option of going elsewhere if you are unhappy at your present location.

Some people get depressed and have a difficult time getting out of bed in the mornings. When this happens, a person should take a deep breath and try to find something to do to get their mind off of the problem. A person could take a walk, listen to some music, read the newspaper or do an activity that will give them a fresh perspective on things. Doing something will get your mind off of the problem and give you confidence to do other things.

Sometimes, we can get depressed over a task that we will have to perform in the near future. When this happens, visualize yourself doing the task in your mind. For instance, you and your team have to play in the championship volleyball game in front of a large group of people in the next few days. Before the big day comes, imagine yourself playing the game in your mind. Imagine that your playing in front of a large audience. By playing the game in your mind, you will be better prepared to perform for real when the time comes. Self-Visualization is a great way to reduce the fear and stress of a coming situation.

Another technique that is very helpful is to have a small notebook of positive statements that makes you feel good. Whenever you come across an affirmation that makes you feel good, write it down in a small notebook that you can carry around with you in your pocket. Whenever you feel depressed, open up your small notebook and read those statements.

Take advantage of the help that is available around you. If possible, talk to a professional who can help you manage your fears and anxieties. They will be able to provide you with additional advice and insights on how to deal with your current problem. By talking to a professional, a person will be helping themselves in the long run because they will become better able to deal with their problems in the future. Managing your fears and anxieties takes practice. The more you practice, the better you will become.

The techniques that I have just covered are some basic ways to manage your depression, however your best bet is to get some help from a professional.

Stan Popovich is the author of “A Layman’s Guide to Managing Fear Using Psychology, Christianity and Non Resistant Methods” – an easy to read book that presents a general overview of techniques that are effective in managing persistent fears and anxieties. For additional information go to:


My Relationship With Me

My Relationship With Me.


My Relationship With Me


This week I have been thinking allot about the relationship I have with myself.

What I have discovered, once again, is that I think about me all day long. You know what I mean; what will make my day comfortable, enjoyable, productive and pleasing to my senses?

Wow, what a blast of reality when God spoke so gently in my spirit. “Monty what you’re experiencing sounds good but check your motives.” So I had to ask myself…could the desires of my heart be turning sensual? Sensuality is simply attempting to please our senses; what we see, touch, smell, taste and hear. I mean is that so terrible?

Just because I’m searching my heart about this tells me that I probably should take a few minutes and conduct a 4th Step around the relationship I have with myself.

The 4th Step simply says, “Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves”

I need to look at this daily but often fall short of the mark. Let’s see now, where have I been selfish, self centered, hurtful, unkind, or just not very thoughtful of others?

Have I put my selfish desires before another’s needs? How can I be helpful to others today?

As I searched my heart, I found that I have been guilty of having an exclusive relationship with me, myself and I and none of the three were aware of it.

Thank you Lord for pointing this out to me this week.

Thank you, once again, for shinning your light in another area of Monty where I need to be reminded that I am not the center of my life, you are.


 Copyright © 2013 Monty Dale Meyer

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