I can understand your struggle with depression. I have been through it too. Therefore Overcome Depression – And start LIVING your life again.
It is measured that 10% to 15% of the general population experiences clinical depression in their life. The WHO (World Health Organization) estimates 5% of men and 9% of women experience depressive disorders in a year.
If you are facing any 5 of these symptoms from one or two weeks. So you need to ask for a psychiatrist.
- Constantly being attacked from your negative thoughts, telling you “I’m worthless”, “I’m not enough”? “ people will judge me”.
- Thinking that things will never get change, that life is hopeless and pointless? Do I have any objective in life?
- Sleeping problems (sleeping too much or too little; sleeping mainly during the day).
- Notably low energy or change in self-care (not showering anymore)
- Pretending in front of everyone that you are fine because that is easier than telling the truth?
- Struggling to recall what “Happiness” once felt like and doubting that you’ll ever feel it again?
- Continuously low concentration (i.e., a sharp decline in grades or performance)
Yes to these? You are not alone
Depression affects 1 out of every 5 adults. If you are facing any of the above symptoms you are not alone. Most of the high functional adults who look normal from outside are struggling with depression. And continues voice from inside telling you that life is not worth living. That life will not get better anyway. Struggling with depression lower your energy and motivation for life. You feel trapped, afraid, and demotivated.
Causes of depression
These are the major causes of depression.
- Physical Health
- Certain Medical Conditions
- Family History & Genetics
- Female Sex Hormones
- Lifestyle Risk Factors
- Poor Nutrition
- Grief and Loss
- Substance Use
But here is that good news!
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You can beat depression.
Here are some ways to beat depression and start living your life again.
Meaning of life.
Find the meaning of life. Find personal meaning by serving something bigger than yourself. Remember service doesn’t have to be big to count. Be kind to your loved ones.
Concentrate on your goal
Most people feel blank when talking about goals because they set u irrational or impracticable goals. A goal is workable if it’s:
Something you can control. That is Manageable (not overwhelming), Realistic for you (not for someone else), And Measurable.
Stay in the present.
This is sometimes called mindfulness. During activities try not to be a self-judgment person. You may not be able to turn off the self-judgment, but you can notice it and bring yourself gradually back to the present. Research shows that people with higher self-compassion also have higher self-worth or self-confidence.
Eat right and exercise
Doing moderate exercise about five times a week can dramatically help your mood. Also, pay attention to how the type of food or drink you’re eating influences your mood. What you put in your mouth can have a direct effect on how you think and feel. Make sure to eat a well-balanced diet, one that’s rich in nutrients and low in saturated fat. Eat good food.
Try to keep a regular sleep schedule.
Keep a balance with not too little and not too much sleep. Staying up late one night and then sleeping in excessively the next day is a sure-fire way to feed depression. Also, do not try to think about problems late at night when your brain is asleep.
Certainly, for many people who are struggling with depression, faith may be a strong source of support. Yet basic day-to-day rituals such as meditation by adding to the list of things you ‘re grateful for will help change mood and overall well-being.
Focus on people who lift you.
Interact frequently with others that bring you up. Not people that bring you down. While it’s OK to have some alone time (me time), find a balance, and don’t isolate yourself or the depression will last.
Change Your Thoughts
Thinking good thoughts can help you feel good. Your thoughts truly do have a direct attitude on your mood. If you’re struggling with negativity, consider the ways to counter it. When you find yourself having a negative thought, determinedly reframe it positively. For example, you might replace something like “I cannot do this” with something more positive such as, “Let’s give it a try.” Shifting your focus to your strengths and capabilities can help you maintain a more positive mindset.
Handle your Stress
Some stress- releasing activities that you might have to include into your daily life. Regular physical activity is a great way to blow off you self-steam. Understanding to manage your stress needs time and practice. A few minutes to slow your breathing and focus your attention on your body at the moment can help you get a better handle on your worries. Strategies you might try to minimize the stress and your response to it.
Coping with depression on your own.
Our thoughts outline our actions, not the other way around. How and what we think directly impact how we behave, and many would claim, how we feel.
If we experience depression, it may be because we are frequently thinking depressing thoughts. You can’t just stop thinking such thoughts, but you can learn to identify the thoughts as they occur.
Depressing thoughts inside you are never because of someone else. Don’t blame others for your thoughts. Take help from them. Be positive in every situation.
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