No one is untouched by the feeling of depression and it has become one of the major health concerns for all of us. Each one of us experience depression in our lives and it drains our energy and time. Yes, it’s true that dealing with depression and getting out of it is not easily but with small steps and consistent efforts you can definitely beat depression and emerge out as a winner.
The common symptoms of depression are as follows:
The practical ways of beating depression are as follows:
1. Get into instant physical action every time you feel depressed
I know that it is very difficult to take any action when you are depressed but the fact is that beating depression requires action. So, whenever you feel depress take instant physical action like:
I prefer to exercise every time hit with the feeling of Depression
2. Take micro steps and stay focused
One of the reasons of depression is to take task as a whole and try to accomplish it in one go. For example, I want to write a post on self improvement consisting of 10 points and for that I need full 2 hours of time to complete it. For a whole day, I do not get full 2 hours in a stretch and hence I am not able to write a single word of the post which made me feel depressed at the end of the day. It is because of the fact that I didn’t break the task into smaller activities like making my mind to write at least one point out of 10 points whenever I get time instead of waiting to get full 2 hours of time. Breaking your task into smaller pieces gives you opportunity to complete the task in steps and each completed step gives you confidence to take the next one and so on.
3. Make yourself open to the little joys
As you are breaking the task into smaller pieces similarly don’t run after big joyous moments which may or may not come rather make yourself open to the little joys like
4. Eat healthy food frequently in small quantity , drink enough water & avoid sugar
When you are healthy, you are in the state of enjoyment where there is no entry for a negative feeling. One way of keeping yourself healthy is to take nutritious diet, have plenty of water and restrict sugar intake. It has been found that all the degenerative conditions including depression occur due excess intake of sugar.
5. Meditation, Pray and sound sleep
The immediate way to fight depression is meditate whenever this feeling starts engulfing you like start focusing the movement of your breath going in and out of the body. Pray often and thank God for all the things that he has given to you, Thank you God for the food you have given us. Are you getting enough sleep?
The sleep is the best medicine to treat depression. A sound sleep enlightens your body and mind and you feel relaxed.
6. Detach yourself from your own self
When you remain in yourself then you tend to think negatives and feel depress but when you get out of your own self then you start suggesting the solutions and methods to yourself to get out of the feeling of depression. It is similar talking your friend when you are in depression. He supports you and suggests you the ways to get out of this negative feeling. Similarly, you need to detach from yourself and become your own friend who suggests the ways to beat depression.
7. Avoid the following activities to keep your mind free and away from the negative feeling