Should you be feeling down and without the will to leave the bed, this could be depression controlling you. Though some may dismiss the significance of depression, it really can be devastating to sufferers. Here are some great ways to combat depression.
Do not allow depression to keep you from your normal work and social activities. You probably won’t feel like going out or socializing. Eventually, you will want to be involved in your normal activities and you will have a good time. Try to go about your everyday activities normally. Stopping activities will most likely intensify your feelings of depression.
Don’t allow yourself to stay stuck in negative thoughts. If you’re thinking a negative thought about yourself, think about if you’d ever think that about someone else. If not, then you’re being too hard on yourself. Try to use these thought constructively instead by turning them into statements that suggest solutions to the problem.
Depression can be easily staged off by a healthy diet, adequate amount of sleep and daily exercise. If you are in a depressive bout, a vigorous workout can be a great quick fix. In the long term, avoiding processed foods, getting light exercise daily, and being certain to get 8 hours of good sleep every night may permanently chase away your blues.
Meditation is a great way to beat depression. As you become calmer, your blood pressure will decrease and your mood will improve.
When it comes to depression, keep in mind that you control your thoughts. The word “depressed” should be banished from your vocabulary. This is such a bad word to tell people how you are feeling. You should instead use words like ‘low mood’ to describe how you feel, and it will no doubt help you feel better.
Do not depend upon only one person for a support system. This can be extremely draining to one individual, so it’s important that you have a circle of friends to talk with.
Kick the words “depressed” and “depression” out of your vocabulary. Depression is a very serious affliction, but if you use those words, they can make you feel worse. Restructure your vocabulary to describe your depression in terms of mood enhancement. It’s not as difficult to think about changing your mood as it is to conquer “depression” even though the two things are really the same.
In the old days it was thought that depression was “all in your head”. Now reputable medical professionals understand that it is a valid, chronic mood disorder. However, you’re very aware of the reality of your depression. Use the above tips to feel better soon.