Best Ways to Deal with depression

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Sleep Well

A disturbed sleeping pattern can be a consequence of depression. It can be very hard to shut your eyes and fall asleep if you are suffering from depression. However, if you can manage to shut out the thoughts and have a good night’s sleep, you will wake up feeling much better in the morning.

Sleep Well

If you have trouble sleeping at night and keep waking up in the middle of the night, take short naps during the day.

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10 months ago
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Get Back on Your Routine

The first thing depression strips away from you is your happiness and the second one is your routine. The days will start passing by and you won’t be accomplishing anything. The best way to fight depression is to get back on your routine and do what needs to be done.

Make a to-do list and try to get out of the house if you can. When your partner or a family member is going out to get the groceries or a walk, offer to join them or go on your own. Try to do more of what you are supposed to be doing. Indulge yourself in cooking, cleaning, or gardening. If you have abandoned work, start working.

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2 months ago
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Try Something Different

Sometimes it is better to get out of the boring routine and do something more fun. But nothing sounds fun anymore when you are suffering from depression. To wave your depression goodbye, you have to start working at having fun. Remember what made you happy and overjoyed before the depression took over you.

If going to the amusement park was fun, or having dinner with your friends was fun, do it again. You might start liking it all again and get over your depression.

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11 months ago
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IDENTIFY TROUBLES BUT DON'T DWELL ON THEM

Try to identify any situations that have contributed to your depression; when you know what makes you sad and why, talk about it with a caring friend. Talking is a way of releasing feelings and receiving some understanding.

Once you vent these thoughts and feelings, turn your attention to something positive. Take action to solve problems. Ask for help if you need it. Feeling connected to friends and family can help ease depression. It can also help them feel like there is something they can do instead of just seeing you hurt.

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11 months ago
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Seek a therapist

Dealing with depression is difficult, and it does not have the same effect on every person. The best solution is to see a therapist. Seeking professional counsel and medication will help you to cope with depression. If money is an issue, then you can meet a counselor at your school or college. Usually, the cost is covered in the tuition fee.

Seek a therapist

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Written by Shelia Harrell
2 months ago
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Eat Right

Depression can make you either overeat or undereat. Follow a healthy eating plan and eat a nutrient-rich diet. There are no foods that are must-haves in depression. Eat the foods that you like to eat. If you like to eat pizza and other high-calorie foods, eat them in moderation.

Foods that are rich in omega 3 fatty acids and folic acids can help relieve stress. Such foods include fish, nuts and seeds, bananas, and spinach.

Eat Right

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Written by Melvin Shaw
10 months ago
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Good Nutrition

Depression can affect your appetite. One may not feel like eating at all, but another may overeat. If depression has affected your diet, you will need to be more aware of getting proper nutrition. Proper nutrition can influence a person's mood and energy. So, eat lots of fruits and vegetables and eat regularly (even if you're not hungry, try to eat something light, like a piece of fruit, to keep going).

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Written by Fred Neal
11 months ago
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Make Goals

Life loses symmetry when you are suffering from depression. Set achievable goals every day. No matter, how small a goal is, be happy when you achieve it. Make showering and laundry your goal for the day. If you manage to do it by the end of the day, treat yourself and appreciate what you did.

Take one day at a time. You might not be ready to change your life right now, but you can start changing each day.

Make Goals

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11 months ago
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Challenge your Thoughts

Depression is self-inflicted pain and sadness, you can only make it go away on your own. When you are ready to fight depression, challenge your thoughts. Your mind will find the most negative thing about everything and will tell you that there is no hope for you.

Fight your thoughts and think logically. Ask yourself questions like; Am I the only one on the planet who feels worthless? Is there no way I could make my life better? Am I wasting my life being like this when I could be doing so much more?

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