Every once in while we all get depressed. Depression is a natural phenomenon, so there is no need to feel bad if you are depressed. According to current the World Health Organization (WHO) report, nearly 350 million people worldwide suffering from depression. That’s 5 percent of the world’s population. Lack of energy, dwindle excitement and low self-esteem are few of the signs of depression. But don’t worry, there are lots of ways by which you can overcome your depression and restart life again.
So here are 5 ways to fight depression.
1. Get Aware of Your Critical Self Attacks
Usually Depression is accompanied by a critical, self-destructive mentality that try to interfere and distract us from our daily routines. Ironically, unknowingly we accept this negative identity as our true self. Most of the time people fail to recognize that this demonic perspectives are actually the voice of a well-hidden enemy within them, which many doctors refers to as the critical inner voice.
As per them, this voice try to constraints our conscience and try to rule over our personality. To make it easier to understand try to think this voice as parasites that keep you in bed when you’re sick with the flu or something else.
To get rid of them from you, you first have to stop listening to these voices. So when these voices tells you to abandon your dreams or to isolate yourself or to skip an activity you used to enjoy, you need to ask yourself that, is this really wise thing to do? Do this really worth it? Am I really that kind of person?
By having compassion for yourself and recognizing this inner voice as a destructive enemy, you can begin to see your true self more clearly and realistically.
2. Try to Find Source of Your Anger
Many researcher found that most of the people experience depression as a continual state of sadness or increased painful emotions, but there are some people who experience depression come in the form of a state of numbness, a lack of feeling that weakens all excitement and smothers your potential to feel joy.
Usually suppressing or cutting off emotions is a defense against something you aren’t comfortable feeling. Many people who suffer from depression are actually masking a feeling of anger, turning their rage toward something else. We know anger can be a hard feeling to accept and it’s even harder to control it, still feeling anger is a natural part of our everyday lives. By acknowledging, accepting and discussing your angry feelings, might help you find solutions and peace you are looking for.
3. Don’t Isolate Yourself
When you are depressed, you may hear thoughts telling you to be alone, keep quiet and not to bother people with your problems. But you should treat them like parasites that try to keep your body from getting healthy. If you are feeling bad, even if you feel embarrassed, confiding that in a friend or voicing your struggles can lighten your burden and begin a process of ending your unhappiness. Talking about your problems or worries is not a self-centered or self-pitying endeavor. Friends and family, especially those who care about you, will appreciate knowing what’s going on. If you are still not comfortable with discussing your problem with others, then try to write those down in your dairy or blog. Keep in mind that you should be expressing your feeling openly and without that you will never fully understand your problem. Remember, everyone struggles at times, and your depression does not define who you are or single you out from others.
4. Try to Stay Active and Engaged
It’s been well known that “empty mind is devil’s house”. When you’re depressed all you want to do is laid down and sulk in your pain, which only makes matter worst. It’s been scientifically proven that activity fights depression. So you need to get up and start working again. Do things you used to enjoy, go on road trips, try to learn new things. It’s been said that exercising increases the neuro-plasticity of your brain and releases neurochemicals called endorphins, which help to elevate your mood and fight depression. Even little things like getting out of the house for a walk or playing with your pet can makes you feel better.
5. See a Therapist
If all above mentioned solutions doesn’t worked out then it’s time to see therapist. Seeing a therapist doesn’t make you a weak person. It’s just that sometimes in life there are some problems that you can’t seems to resolve alone. So don’t hesitate to ask for little help. All that matters is your good health and mental well being.
In the end we only have one life, so try to enjoy it as much as you can.
Stay happy!!! Stay smiling!!!