6 Ways To Help Yourself Through Depression

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Recovery from depression can
be an extremely long, tiring and hard-working process. However, the more effort
you put in the recovery, the faster will there be results. Depression is a
nasty form of illness whit various negative outcomes, but there are ways you
can easily overcome it and totally restore your true self and once again feel
at ease. Medication might help you at that given moment, but in the long run,
they are not as effective as many people think. Resorting to other ways may
take you weeks, if not months to recover, but the result is more sustainable.
All it takes is being diligent and responsible, and resorting to some of the
following ways.

1. Face up your fears

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Being scared and agitated of
numerous mundane things can utterly put any person down. If the result of your depression is the fear of staying
alone without a partner, or fear of losing your job, or fear of meeting new
people and going out, the only way to help yourself through that state is to
face it directly. Be surrounded with people that you love, let them take you to
a bar and meet new people, only when you are out there you would be able to
meet your potential partner. If you have fears of living alone that boosted
your depression, try living alone instead of staying with your parents, for
instance. Facing your fears will give you the needed courage to fight

2. Implement healthy eating habits

Grabbing fast food and
unhealthy products whenever you feel down, nervous and apprehensive can only
have an even more negative effect on your depression. Besides potential weight
gain, treating your depression with poor food choices can lead to many other
diseases such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and low cholesterol levels.
Make a new food regime. Implement healthy eating habits. Kick out all too
sugary and salty foods, processed foods and “bad” carbohydrates from
your diet. Instead of chocolate opt for fruit, and instead of snacks go for
chicken and lettuce salad, and so on. In no time will you see your mood
escalating, and your state of mind relieved from the mental garbage.

3. Seek support

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When things get tough, you
might feel that you are left to take care of things alone which can worsen your
depressive state. Even if you think that you are alone, you are not. Be free to
call for help and support from your friends and family. Knowing that you can
count on a support group will help you improve your depression instead of
resorting to medicaments. Next, to physical support, you can find help in
meditation, various books, or even seek professional assistance from Behaviour Zen to help you get through emotional troubles. All kinds
of mental health issues can be dealt with better, faster and more sustainable
with skilled and qualified experts.

4. Get moving

You would be amazed what
little physical activity can do to your body, mind, and soul. The best way to
reach the peaceful state of mind, fight off the tedious depressive condition
and improve your self-esteem is to stay in motion. This doesn’t mean that you
have to hit the gym 24/7, on the contrary, the only thing that you have to do
is get moving. Take a stroll down the park every afternoon, or try brisk walking, ride a bicycle, join a dance group, sign in to a
boxing club. Your mind shuts down and unwinds when you move your body, and
above all, you when you feel engaged in some energetic activity you immediately
feel fulfilled and content.

5. Improve your sleeping habits

Sleep deprivation is a serious problem, which can lead to more severe problems than depression.
However, not having enough restful sleep can only trigger more agitative
feeling and increase your depressive disorder. For that matter, improving your
quantity and quality of sleep will make you feel more joyous, calm, recharged
and ready to take up any challenges. First of all, try to sleep a minimum of 7
hours per night, then turn off all electronic devices like TV and tablets. You
can spray some lavender pillow mist or lit scented candles for a more serene

6. Rebuff negative thoughts

Due to depression, you start
creating negative thoughts and in that way attract even greater stressful
feeling. Choosing to put down those negative thoughts will surely make you feel
better and improve your mood. The ability to change your negative thoughts is
not an easy task, it takes effort like many other things, but once you master
that skill, you would have more mindful thoughts thus stop being depressive.
Self-help books and apps are useful, as well as yoga and meditation, but cognitive behavioral therapy might be the best help in this matter.
Strive to be the best version
of yourself, get surrounded with positive and energetic people, get a pet,
listen to soothing music, and indulge yourself in all the things that you love.
Only with moderation and self-control will you help yourself through

Written by Stella Ryne | All Rights Reserved

Stella is an art historian, traveler, conscious consumer and a proud mother.

When she is not trying to improve the things around her (and herself, for that matter), she likes to lose herself in a good book.

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