Life says ,depression kills. Depression whispers , i nest inside your mind when it is filled with voyage of sadness and emptiness . I garden your grief more and more everyday and water your negative thought abundantly when you embrace me tighter deep inside your mind. Gradually i won your land of mind and life fades away.
Depression actually is an unwanted guest of our mind , once it is cultivated in our agony , it drives us to the valley of death slowly.
Depression has a different quality than the normal range of sadness that you may feel throughout the day. When you are depressed you do not feel like being with anybody. You either sleep more than usual or you can hardly sleep at all. Similarly, your appetite is either nonexistent or increases dramatically. Your energy level goes way down and you have a feeling of hopelessness about life. As difficult as it may be it is important to get out of the house and get some help. You are not alone.
Luckily, there are ways to punch holes in the curtain of darkness.
Taking the first step is always the hardest. But going for a walk or getting up and dancing to your favorite music, for example, is something you can do right now. And it can substantially boost your mood and energy for several hours.
The recovery step into action, such as preparing a mood-boosting meal or arranging to meet an old friend, by taking this following small but positive steps day by day, you’ll soon lift the heavy fog of depression and find yourself feeling happier, healthier and more hopeful again.
Getting support plays an essential role in overcoming depression.When you’re depressed, the tendency is to withdraw and isolate so that connecting to even close family members and friends can be tough.
You may feel too exhausted to talk, ashamed at your situation, or guilty for neglecting certain relationships. But this is just the depression talking. Staying connected to other people and taking part in social activities will make a world of difference in your mood and outlook. Reaching out is not a sign of weakness and it won’t mean you’re a burden to others. Your loved ones care about you and want to help. And if you don’t feel that you have anyone to turn to, it’s never too late to build new friendships and improve your support network.
Look for support from people who make you feel safe and cared for.
The person you talk to doesn’t have to be able to fix you; they just need to be a good listener, someone who’ll listen attentively and compassionately without being distracted or judging you.
In order to overcome depression, you have to do things that relax and energize you. Pick up a former hobby or a sport you used to like. Express yourself creatively through music, art, or writing.You might be surprised at how much better you feel as you make time for fun activities.
A daily relaxation practice can help relieve symptoms of depression, reduce stress, and boost feelings of joy and well-being. Try yoga, deep breathing, progressive muscle relaxation, or meditation.
Deficiencies in B vitamins such as folic acid and B-12 can trigger depression. To get more, take a B-complex vitamin supplement or eat more citrus fruit, leafy greens, beans, chicken, and eggs.
It’s nice to receive support, but research shows you get an even bigger mood boost from providing support yourself. So find ways—both big and small to help others. Volunteer, be a listening ear for a friend, do something nice for somebody.
The most benefits for depression come from rhythmic exercise, such as walking, weight training, swimming, martial arts, or dancing—where you move both your arms and legs.
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, don’t try to solve problems late at night when your brain is half-asleep.
If you’ve taken self-help steps and made positive lifestyle changes and still find your depression getting worse, seek professional help. Needing additional help doesn’t mean you’re weak. Sometimes the negative thinking in depression can make you feel like you’re lost , but depression can be treated and you can feel better!
The mentally ill frighten and embarrass us. And so we marginalize the people who most need our acceptance. What mental health needs is more sunlight, more candor, more unashamed conversation.
– Glenn Close