How to deal with depression in your day-to-day life
Depression is a mental disorder that has the potential to affect almost everything in your daily life. It is something that takes great courage, energy and time to recover from. Many people with this mental condition presume that they are feeling sad, lonely and is just a phase that will disappear in sometime. According to World Health Organization, there are more than 300 million people globally who are diagnosed with this condition but only a few take the initiative to consult a doctor and help themselves recover. To understand better, the blog will precisely describe how depression can affect your day-to-day life and can turn into vicious cycle that can possibly trap you inside a black hole.
We feel guilty
On some days, you may struggle to accomplish even the smallest tasks like getting out of the bed, taking your dog for a walk or even overcoming some intense feelings of guilt and sadness. There are times you may wonder the reasons for having such strong emotions when you may have so many advantages in your life which can then lead to a sinking feeling or guilt and misery. Medical researchers claim that depressions respond very differently to feelings of guilt. The feeling may persist even after the symptoms may have subsided.
Mornings are difficult
For many, getting out of bed can seem to be an extremely demanding and challenging task especially for people who are suffering from depression. “With morning depression, you may have more severe depression symptoms in the morning than in the afternoon, or evening” reports one of the leading global magazines, Healthline. Some of the symptoms experienced in the morning include frustration, anger, sadness, fatigue and helplessness.
People are good at hiding
A lot of times, people tend to portray that they have it all together. From going out to dine, hanging out with friends to attending social gathering, people may seem as though everything is under control, not giving your friends and family even an opportunity to discuss this. Over time, this just becomes a habit leading to perpetual exhaustion. If you think, you may be one of them, it is best to consult a doctor and take treatments for this as on the long run, it might get difficult to get out of this.
Our brains and emotions are at odds
There are possibilities that you may feel differently and may not be able to comprehend your emotions. For instance, in situations where you must be angry, you might end up tearing up. Your brain and your emotions are not on the same page. This can lead to further frustration and perhaps even a mental breakdown. To prevent this from happening, it is always better to self-analyze your thoughts and emotions. This way you would exactly know what you are feeling at what point and which area requires more improvement.
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Dr. Upasana Gala is the founder and CEO of Evolve Brain Training, a Neurofeedback-centered institute that focuses on using non-invasive brain training techniques to maximize the brain's true potential.