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How to deal with depression

Oct 16,2018 - Last updated at Oct 16,2018

Depression can be defined as a mood or emotional state that is marked by feelings of low self-worth or guilt and a reduced ability to enjoy life. This serious problem can attack people from different age groups.

Fortunately, there are some steps can be taken to deal with depression.

An easy step for you to deal with depression is sleeping well. Getting enough sleep is necessary to a healthy-balanced body. Avoiding caffeine after 6pm and turning your phone off are important strategies for sleeping better.

Another helpful way to deal with depression is exercise. It is a natural anti-depressant chemical in your brain and gets you into doing something active. Starting small, with a simple walk to the local store, around the block or to your garden gate, might be the way to begin. Gradually work up to a routine that fits with your needs and enjoyment.

Doubtlessly, exercising increases the neuro-plasticity of your brain and releases neurochemicals called endorphins, which help to elevate your mood.

In addition to the steps previously mentioned, you have to avoid isolation. 

When depressed, you may hear thoughts telling you to be alone, keep quiet and not to bother people with your problems. Again, these thoughts should be treated like parasites that try to keep your body from getting healthy. Do not listen to them. When you feel bad, even if you feel embarrassed, confiding in a friend or voicing your struggles can lighten your burden and begin a process of ending your unhappiness. Talking about your problems or worries is not a self-centred or self-pitying endeavour. Friends and family, especially those who care about you, will appreciate knowing what is going on.

In conclusion, getting an outlet for depression requires serious steps, and strong willing.

 

Isa Aljundi

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