Depression is a disease that cripples a lot of people all over the world. Sometimes, it can debilitate a person to the point that it kills him. Yes, that’s true, it can cause death when left unattended and uncured.
For most of us maybe, it’s just a simple state of sadness that we can overcome as days or a few months pass by. But, when it’s been years already and the depression poses a threat, it will be hard to break more so if one will not seek professional help.
I have suffered from mild downheartedness when I was young, mainly because I had a hard time fitting in and getting my act together in school. It’s not that nobody likes me or no one cares, I guess all those despair slowly crept inside me when my grandpa died. It may be a natural thing because you lost someone but, I was in total misery for months and I allowed depression to consume me.
It went on for awhile but eventually, something shook my nuts and I woke up from the deep slumber. It was the thought of losing more loved ones and never able to show them my love while they are still living. It was that one whisper, shallow but very distinct, that made me come back to reality and continue to actually live my life.
That timely awakening prompted me to do other things than stay sulking in one corner and be mesmerized deeper by depression.
I wanna share these tips with you, so read on below:
- Let your family and friends into your life. They can help you move on and be whole again.
- If a therapist is needed, don’t hesitate. Otherwise, if you are bent on finances, you have loved ones ready to listen and be a shoulder to cry on.
- Speaking of crying – it’s always a great idea to let it all out. This will help release your deepest sorrows and pour out those deep-seated anger
- Take a vacation with friends but not somewhere that could trigger melancholy, like places you used to visit with a dearly departed.
- Go on a routine exercise plan. Yes, it can help because you are releasing hormones that fight depression.
- Sit back, relax and listen to calming music. Those type that are used for meditation can soothe your weary soul. But, there are other people who does it better with fast and lively music, so do whatever can help you achieve your goal
- Severe your ties with negativity. This goes the same with people who don’t know how to even smile. If you live with them, you can either help them see what they have become or just don’t mingle and stay when negative attitudes are up and sailing in the air. You need to always have a positive outlook, overall aura and attitude.
- Take on some new hobbies or continue with old ones that make you happy. This is the time to accomplish those dreams that you thought you’ll never have time to do. If you’ve been dreaming on being a drummer in a friend’s group band, might be the time to start honing that skill or buy a new remo practice pad at guitar center
- List down all the things that make you feel low-spirited or you think that would cause a break in your self-control. Paste it in your room or even the refrigerator, so you’ll always be reminded not to fail and be sucked again.
The above are just some of the things I honestly did during my time of depression. But as I’ve said, when things go rough and you feel that you can’t handle it alone, go seek professional help. You need to know and fully understand the cause and the cure to be able to live a happy and healthy life.