As they say, “Depression is being colorblind and then constantly told how colorful the world is.”
It is not the end of your life, you can easily overcome it before it affects your well-being.
Signs of Depression
Many people yet don’t even know that they are in depression and should seek treatment on a prior basis. In this case, these symptoms mentioned below can help you understand your current mental state.
Common symptoms in people who are suffering from woe include:
- Feeling a loss of hope and help
- No interest in pleasurable activities
- A massive change in weight – loss or gain
- Irrational mood swings
- Unreasonable behavior
- Lack of communication with others
- Self-isolate in a dark place
If you or anyone you know have these signs, that means they need help. Either medical or verbal.
We have gathered some healthy ways to fight depression and anxiety before it slowly kills your mental peace and well-being. Keep reading!
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1. Accept Your Feelings & Emotions
Running away from everything is never a solution. Be it feelings or relationship, you have to deal with every amendment happening.
Accept the feelings that are occurring to you lately. Feel the change that’s happening to you. Because you can’t cure if you keep ignoring them away.
The best ways to fight depression and obsession is to either talk about it openly or if you can’t, write about it. It will help you gather your inner feelings and how should you treat them eventually.
We’d recommend talking openly about it might help more.
2. Be With People You Love
As we mentioned a symptom above, depression bounds you to isolate yourself and keep almost no contact with friends and family.
During this time, avoid your inner feelings and spend time around your loved ones who are good for your mental health.
You’ll realize how much you needed this and believe me – they needed that, too.
If meeting them in-person sounds difficult (especially due to current pandemic) voice or video call can come to the rescue.
You can share your feelings and seek help from them.
3. Recall Your Happy Memories
Thinking about your current situation over and over again can get obsessive and at one point, you might lose hope of things getting better ever.
When this happens, always recall your happy moments when depression was nowhere around you. How lively and happening you were with people near you.
If it helps, create an imaginary story in your mind and think what you’d be doing right now if depression wouldn’t have overpassed your willingness.
This activity will make you miss the old you and how you were used to be before.
4. Make Your self Feel Good
Celebrate even the smallest achievement you get. For example, completing your daily to-dos and do a little extra from the next day or achieving a target set in your mind for today.
You don’t need somebody else to pat your back – you can do it for you. In fact, leave yourself sticky notes with positive quotes to keep going the right way.
These tiny little acts of self-motivation can help you get over these weird tendencies you’re getting lately. Even more, it might make you believe in being positive no matter what.
5. Get Back in a Routine
You had it enough. It’s time to get back to your normal life. Depression, stress or anxiety can make it harder to cope up with the regular routine.
Your whole life is a mess during those times which is why it becomes tougher to get out of that phase.
So, first thing first. Start setting up a routine that you had before and do every possible effort to keep up with it.
Take regular baths, eat healthily, meet people, go to work and most importantly, THINK POSITIVELY.
Nothing is more powerful than the inner strength and willpower in you.
6. Make Plans
Last but definitely not the least, make plans. Either family or friends – go out and do things which keeps you happy.
It’s proved in many studies that the best depression motivation is to hang out with people who are good for your mental health.
There are two reasons for that:
- They listen to you and understand what you’re going through. One simple advice from them can change your perspective.
- If you don’t feel like sharing too much, they are still good to cheer your mood up. Friends can be proved as the best therapy in crucial times.