Depression

How To Handle Depression

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The dangerous thing about depression is spotting it. Knowing when to admit that your mind is making the rest of your body feel tired all the time isn’t the easiest thing in the world. Depression seems to creep in through the cracks, little by little. Before you know it you are finding it hard just to get up in the morning.

There is no joking around when it comes to depression and the quicker you start to fight it the better. Unfortunately it’s going to take effort and determination, but a little bit each day will eventually evolve into something bigger.

Check Internal Dialogue

Whether people like to admit it or not, everyone has a voice inside their head. It’s called the sub-conscious and it’s quite powerful. For people with depression this voice is very negative. Instead of making you feel good about yourself, your sub-conscious will say things like “you’re not good enough” or “you could’ve done better”.

In some cases negative internal dialogue is focused on life in general. For example, what’s the use of going to work for such a small salary? Depression can influence every aspect of your life and by the time you realize it, you’re too lost to simply change overnight.

Start by changing your negative thoughts into small positive ones. Congratulate yourself on everything you do correctly. The moment a negative thought enters your mind, recognize it and let it flow away.

Create Positive Social Circles

If you’re depressed then try to stay away from other negative people. At work people are prone to listen to co-workers complaining, but if possible, avoid it.

Instead, spend more time around family and friends that make you feel good about yourself. Even though being around negative people feels comfortable now, it’s one of the reasons you can’t get past your depression.

Active

The last thing any depressed person wants to do is get up and do something. Tasks that used to be fun now seem rather pointless, so why waste the energy? This is when you start to force yourself to become active. One of the best things to work into a routine is exercising. Research has shown that a stable exercise regime won’t just make you more positive, but keep you in a positive state of mind.

Just in case you really don’t want to exercise, go to fun places with your friends. Taking cooking classes if you have to, but get your mind away from whatever is bringing you down.

Laugh More

Research has also shown that laughing is truly a natural medicine. The more you laugh the more “feel good” chemicals are released.

Depression Can Be Controlled

Just remember that you are in a position to control your depression. With the right therapy and mind set you can more than just control depression, you can conquer it. Reach out to people you trust and ask for help, because this isn’t something you want to handle alone. The added support will speed up your recovery.