Depression can drain your energy, your happiness and often the will to live. There are no people in this world who didn’t feel depressed at some point of their life. The reason is depression attacks anywhere and anytime. Your recent job lost, break up or the death of closed person is one of those incidents to attack people the most.
No matter what, life goes on and you should too. So, fighting depression is the only option you got. But it is not easily doing than said but it’s not impossible either.
So, get ready to overcome your depression…
Stop Listening to Your Mean-Self – The worst critic of you is you. You have to stop your inner self dragging you down before looking ways of fighting depression. A lot of your situation can be cured if you start having good thoughts in your mind. I know it is very tough to have a positive point of view when in depression but you have to try. So, when you start having bad thoughts about yourself start challenging that with logic. If you are thinking that no one loves you, ask yourself, “Why is that?” You have your family and friends who are always kind to you and want what’s best for you. You mean something to them, so why can’t you be kind to yourself?
Start Connecting – As said above, there are people in your life, who love you or kind to you. So, start hanging out with them more often. Having more positive people around is going to help you a lot to stop those depressing feelings. Talk to them about your situation, they will try to help you. And even if they couldn’t, they will be there to comfort you. The more you will suppress your pain the more it will be damaging and that is why people pay thousands of dollars to someone for listening to them.
Ditch The Poison – There are many cruel people who seek joy in hurting others. And maybe that is the reason for your situation. Just ditch those people who are making you feel bad or saying things that are hurting you. You do not need that kind of energy in your life. There are two types of people who can make you feel bad, the criticisers and those people who burden you with their problems. The first kinds will just block your happiness with their cruel words. And the second ones will make you feel bad for their life problem, making you more depressed. My advice to you, just run from them and don’t look back.
Start Doing Things You Like – It can be anything, from decorating your house to taking a walk to the park. Even if you don’t like doing these, make an effort. This will help you to relax and can cure your depression. If you don’t feel like doing anything just listen to some music, which is the shortcut of relaxation.
Do Some Workout – It is scientifically proven that exercising or working out can make you feel energized as well as good about yourself. The reason behind this is, when your heart rate get high your brain releases neurochemicals called endorphins, which actively helps to boost your mood. You can also go for a walk with your dog or just walk randomly, it will be enough. So, exercising 20 minutes a day for five times a week will get both your mind and body fit.
Eat Healthy – Eating can make you feel better. Even though it is not a magical cure but when you start dodging your meals, it makes you feel tired and irritated. Omega-3 fatty acids have a huge impact on your moods, so just have more food with this acid. Foods like avocado, bananas, spinach are high on the omega-3; include them in your regular diet.
See A Therapist – If all of these don’t work, start getting professional help. Many people don’t feel comfortable talking to strangers about their deepest problems. But it is the best way to treat depression. Just think about it, the person you are talking to doesn’t know you and also they have the policy to not talk about you problems to others. It is the perfect ways for those who don’t want share their problems. Plus they are professionals so they will try their best to help you. Asking for help is a brave act that many people can’t conquer.
All of these have been able to help people combating their depression. And you will overcome this feeling of emptiness too; you just need to have the will to fight back.