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What To Do About Depression

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By: Alison R – 6 years 12 months​ ago
What to do about Depression

When it comes to depression…

You can either do nothing – Depression eats on people with no courage. So if you want you can continue to do nothing and fuel your depression.  This will not just make your life worse but in the long run it will affect your health and longevity.


You can “DO SOMETHING” - This is the best thing you can do for yourself as it will not just bring you back to regular life but it help you heal your wounds. So if you feel that you are committed to get your life back, here is how you can conquer depression:


Understand the Emotional Cycle

Emotional Cycle

Life is an emotional rollercoaster, sometimes you feel up and sometimes you feel utterly down. Most times we are somewhere in the middle, but in certain moments when we reach the extreme ends we should keep the perspective that whatever we are facing is not permanent and that it will pass.

It’s normal to feel how you are feeling.

Talk Therapy

Ventilating your thoughts and feelings is the first and most important step in dealing with depression. Find somebody you can disclose your secrets and problems to and just get it all out.

You will notice wonders after doing this simple method, because whenever you put your problem into words, they get a little easier to handle. Also whenever you tell a person that cares about you, about your problem, they become part of your support system. This in the long run will give you more strength and courage.

Learn and Reflect about Success

Thousands of people are facing or have faced the same problem you are facing right now.

So what does that mean?

It means that thousands of people have not just faced, but also conquered the same problem you are facing. So rather than focusing on depression and the problem you have, focus on the solutions to your problem.

Don’t just look for inspiration and motivation from the many people who have faced your problem but look for inspiration and motivation from within yourself.

Look at all of your past victories and triumphs, and give yourself courage.

Spend time with Happy, Positive people

Happiness and Positivity is very contagious, and these two things are very important to someone who is feeling down or depressed.

Surround yourself with positive people and try to recognize their outlook on life. Try to put a positive twist on everything and before you know it you will be living a happier life.

Live Balanced

Try to balance everything in your life and do everything in moderation. For example some people tend to sleep too much or too little when they are depressed. Or some people tend to stop eating or begin eating too much to deal with depression.

Work hard to find that equilibrium in everything because in the long run this will not just get your rhythm back but it will make you healthier and good health is very important when facing emotional problems

Be Grateful

No matter what situation you might be in, no matter how hard it might be try to be grateful for all the positives in your life. Don’t let the negativity consume you and be grateful for everything you have.

This will make you think positive and cut a hole through the depression you are facing.

Change your Thinking and Avoid Guilt

Guilt is a huge factor in depression and is one of the major factors that cause depression. Don’t blame yourself for everything, sometimes bad things happen to good people.

If you know 100% that it was your fault stop feeling guilty about what you did and work on how you can right your wrong.

Look at the Big Picture (Perspective)

In the end it’s important that you don’t dwell too much on yourself. Look at the big picture and marvel over everything and everybody around you. You will find that in such a big universe your problems aren’t that important.

Some people find this change of perspective sort of disheartening, but in essence it means that your problems aren’t so huge and over time they won’t even exist.

For that reason you should enjoy every second of your life and be thankful.

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