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7-Tips to combat deadly ‘depression’ !

Depression is a common disorder in this developing era of ours. Each one of us suffers from depression at some point of their life. so it should not really be a concern for us. Right?

The concern is not depression.However, the figures that are getting attached to it surely are. Do u know that depression is the world’s most common disorder affecting more than 340 million people in the world today? do u also know the fact that The World Health Organisation (WHO) has predicted that by2020, depression will be the second biggest health problem world-wide and leading cause of disability and death world-wide, second only to heart disease?

these and many more figures are alarming.!

Depression basically is a syndrome that reflects the sadness or grief beyond a certain level. That is to say , when grief exceeds the normal levels and duration it happens to be referred to as depression. Now the 1st thing we need to understand is that depression is different from stress. Stress is the inappropriateness of living beings to respond normally to physical or mental threats.Which means that stress is actually a manifestation of depression , chronic or maybe acute stress can lead to depression in some cases. (read some , not all).

As far as the chronic cases are concerned, more often than not a professionally qualified doctor is required to cure it with the help of therapies and medications but we can of course tackle the minor ones without popping those pills too!

so here are my (self tested and tried)  7-tips to combat depression:

1) NOTHING IS FOREVER and CHANGE IS CONSTANT – This seems to be two different things (may appear to depress an already depressed soul too) but ‘believing’ them is the first step to get the hold on yourself back!

2) PLAY WITH KIDS – when I suffered from depression, my 7-year-old brother came to my rescue. Believe me, children are the best ‘anti-depressant’ drugs. Around these little angels I bet you wont have a dull moment.

Kids are the best 'anti-depressant' drugs!

 

3) SELF HELP BOOKS – Depression brings in isolation in almost all cases, so books being man’s best ‘inanimate’ friends surely do help.

Chicken soup series is a popular and highly-read self help books.

 

4) KEEPING A JOURNAL- This is one of my personal favourite and ‘quick help’ tip! When you write you not just vent out your emotions but give way to positive emotions, its like give and take phenomenon. Plus, this journal acts as a motivation to let go many small things afterwards. coz you know you have been through harder times and this is just a similar phase.

Write to Vent out your feelings.

 

5) DANCING/COOKING/EMBROIDERY – Any thing that gives you a sense of worth and respect for your own self  is a big yes!

6) RECEIVE LOVE- Stop isolating yourself!  Give your inner self the love it deserves and desires. It could be heading out to a spa or cutting yourself a slice a your favourite cake or mom’s lap..just go for it!

7) LASTLY, WALKING – when you are sitting around and nothing seems to work, STOP THE ANALYSIS and start walking down to the ice-cream shop or your neighbourhood park.

DENY THE DESIRE TO DEPRESS YOURSELF 🙂 good luck!

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