How to manage depression without medication?
To overcome any kind of mental disorder, it is important to be aware of some vital facts. Many people have this misconception that depression is related to a temporary response to typical grief, sadness, anxiety or discouragement. However, depression and other types of mental disorders may not be specifically temporary. Many times, mental disorder victims turn a deaf ear towards the primary symptom and these depressive episodes as they are in denial, mainly due to a certain stereotype associated with mental disorders in our society. This blog will help people to know more about depression and a few ways that can help one to overcome it without any medication.
Symptoms of depression
- Unrealistic low self-image
- A significant decrease in energy and activeness
- Frequent sleep problems (either sleep too much or too little)
- An increase or decrease in appetite
- Agitation, panic attacks and constantly feeling anxious
Find small ways to make yourself happy
When you feel low, it is necessary to find a personal meaning to your life and delve deeper in your objective. Sometimes, serving something larger than yourself brings a sense of happiness and satisfaction that can help you overcome this negative feeling. “Success, like happiness, cannot be pursued; it must ensue… as the unintended side effect of one’s personal dedication to a course greater than oneself.” – Viktor E. Frankl, Man’s Search for Meaning.
Schedule pleasant events or indulge in positivity-driven activities
Do not wait for you to be in the right mood to plan something with your close friends and your immediate family. Instead, try initiating a plan by yourself and schedule short trips or healthy hobbies that make you feel refreshed, energized and positive. Consider keeping a gratitude journal. This can help you remain positive and not only focus on the negative aspects of your life.
Exercise well and eat well
Doing moderate exercises for about 5 times a week can help dramatically boost one’s mood. Moderate exercise is a level where one will find it difficult to sing from their diaphragm. If you feel so, you are on the right path. Also, you must pay attention to the amount of water you consume as these are also somethings that are small factors that can affect your overall mood.
Focus on people who lift you up
Interact with people who are positive and illuminate energy that inspires and motivates you. Try keeping minimum contact with people who bring you down and discourage you. While it is okay to have your personal space and not be an extrovert, it is necessary to have social interaction as isolating yourself from these communications may only lead to further sadness and anxiety.
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