We all face depression and loneliness at some points in our lives and admittedly, the feeling can be overwhelming. However, there are a few workable suggestions to help you out it.
Instead of feeling helpless, here’s something you can do. Adopt these proven ideas alongside therapy and medications: trash every form of dysfunctional thinking, take your health into consideration by changing your lifestyle and eating habit, exercise regularly to help your brain rewire itself positively, sleep on time, increase face-to-face social activities while unplug from social media distractions.
Talking about your concerns has been an effective approach towards taking back your sanity and finding a new purpose to live.
However, it is important that you speak to people who will ultimately improve and not aggravate your situation or worse still, find reasons to exploit your predicament.
A trained medical/emotional health practitioner may also help you get rid of suicidal/ depressive thoughts.
Depression is a complex mental disorder, one that shouldn’t be taken for granted. It has the capacity to destroy individuals, relationships, businesses, and more.
Ian Cook, a medical director and psychiatrist at UCLA’s Depression Research & Clinic Program, said you should get in a routine and set goals for each day.
“Start very small,” Cook says. “Make your goal something that you can succeed at, like doing the dishes every other day.”
Do something new; challenge yourself, take a language class, go to a park, or read a good book instead of sitting around destroying yourself and others with corrosive gossips and hate.
“When we challenge ourselves to do something different, there are chemical changes in the brain,” Cook says.
“Trying something new alters the levels of [the brain chemical] dopamine, which is associated with pleasure, enjoyment, and learning.”
After all these, don’t fail to have fun by doing what you enjoy, even if nothing seems enjoyable anymore.
“That’s just a symptom of depression,” Cook says, but you must give it a try, anyway.