What to do when depression takes hold of you

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Many medical professionals have deemed depression as a real sickness and therefore, treatment is essential. What is grabbing hold of you that makes you sink to the floor in despair or lets you not want to exit your home? Have you ever heard of someone who came out of their depression because someone told them this was the last day of their life? Absolutely not! Depression is way deeper than that. It gives you feelings of sadness and you have no energy to do anything, but lay around the house all day long sometimes without taking a bath, getting dressed or going anywhere.

Skip the Sadness

It is important that you try to creep out of your depression by venturing near the shore of civility. If you consider that there are others like you, this will make you feel a little better, at least. You also should believe that you are responsible for your happiness. It is up to you to reduce those sad feelings. Hang around more people, especially the ones that have your best interest at heart and those that make you laugh. Laughter is one of the best medicines to conquer depression. Avoid listening to sad stories and music. Look for the positive in everything, even the smallest things. Sign up for an online newsletter that sends comedic stories to you on a daily basis. It helps and there are many of those online.

Don’t Talk so Much

When you are depressed, it is great to talk to someone, but not when you are sad and in tears. When you do feel better, speak to a loved one or a therapist and explain exactly how you feel and what triggers your depression. However, don’t always talk too much about your illness. Talk about every day stuff that doesn’t relate to it. Discuss your goals and dreams, for example. Don’t let those die. One thing you shouldn’t do is go on an online vent session. Remember, anything you put online will remain there forever. When others see it, what will they think of you?

Be Creative

Delve into your creative side. Find something that you love to do. If you can, volunteer your services at a nonprofit organization to bring joy to someone else’s life. Believe it or not, there is someone worse off than you are. Show your gratitude and it will be a rewarding experience. This may just be what you need to get out of your depressed state.

You are not the only one

You are not unique to this illness. It can happen to anyone. It is time to think about the things that will help you to shake this. It could be daily walks, visiting sick children in a hospital or meditating on positive things. The outdoors will help to improve your sad mood and the meditation will put you in a calm state of mind.

Conclusion

Have a close relationship with your therapist if you have one. If you don’t have one, I suggest that you have one on standby, just in case. Do you suffer from depression or know someone who does? If so, I hope this article has helped. Pass on the message – that there is help for anyone who is in this situation. Let us know what you think by leaving comments below.

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