As we all know, a man is the product of his thought. According to my line of thinking, every thought I had was contemplation of who I was. Like fears of being in trouble or the thought of something bad might happen. Never once did it occur to me that my thought may not be true. Some people are overcome by fear and want to avoid situations that might make them Anxious or frightened. Though sometimes is possible for sadness to expand.
Depression is a confusion that is caused by excessive sadness, low motivation and loss of affection in things that are enjoyable. It’s normal to feel sad in response to conflicting life events such as major life changes, loss, stress or disappointment. In most cases, sad feelings resolve as you come to terms with the changes in your life. Though these feelings may continue for months or return at major times such as birthday and anniversaries of the lost one. Note that this sadness is not a sign of depression. Depression is common and worry is a normal part of life.
Let me begin with a brief explanation of:
What is anxiety: It’s a feeling of fear or alarm about what is to come. It can also be seen as your body’s natural response to worry or stress. Note that if your feeling of anxiety is intense and last longer than six months, you may have an anxiety disorder.
What is depression: It’s a common and medical illness that affects you negatively. How you feel, how you act, the way you think and it can reduce one’s ability to function very well at work or at home as the case may be.
Ways to overcome anxiety and depression
Do the things you are fun of
There are various ways to deal with depression one of them is doing what you like the most. Even if the depression doesn’t leave instantly, gradually you will feel less depressed and active as you make time for fun activities. Express yourself creatively, through art, writing or music. Take up a former hobby or sport you love participating on. You can also decide to take a trip to the mountains, museum, and beach. Note that depression naturally involves sleep. It is either you are sleeping too little or too much. Go on a better sleep agenda by learning healthy sleep habits. figure out all the things in your life that stress you out, because not only does stress increases and worsen depression, it can also generate into a serious Health issue. Learn to cope with fear so that it doesn’t stop you from living.
Stay connected and reach out to loved ones
You may feel too weak to talk, sorry for neglecting certain relationship, or ashamed of your situation. Getting support plays an important role in overcoming depression. It can be difficult on your own to manage a healthy mindset and to keep up the effort needed to overcome depression. At the same time, the very nature of depression makes it difficult to reach out for help. Note that reaching out to people doesn’t mean you are weak or a burden to others. But if you feel you don’t have anyone to turn to, it’s not too late to build a new relationship. Phone calls, social media, texting etc, are great ways to stay connected and it will help you cope with worry and depression.
Eat healthy food
Avoid foods with high level of chemical conservative or sponge. What you eat has a direct impact on the way you feel. Minimize your intake of foods that can negatively affect your brain and mood such as Alcohol, Trans fat, caffeine etc. Try to eat something at least in every three to four hours because going too long between meals can make you feel irritable and tired.
Oppose negative thoughts
Most times you feel like you’re are powerless or week, that something bad happened and there is not too much you can do about it. Depression puts a negative turn on everything, and that includes the way you see yourself and what you expect for the future. Don’t allow yourself to think negative things about your present situation or the future. Take charge and control over your thoughts, behavior, and feeling.