Do you often feel sad and helpless? If yes, then stop worrying about it? You are not alone who is getting through all this.
Around 34 percent of people are affected by depression in Pakistan alone. Here we’re taking into account the figures of depressed people in Pakistan alone. If WHO report is to believe then globally, more than 264 million people of all ages suffer from depression.
Depression is one of the leading causes of disability worldwide. More women are affected by depression than men.
It can lead to suicide.
You might feel depressed after some kind of unpleasant experience in life. Feeling sad after an unpleasant experience is a typical reaction of grief.
A famous maxim says that there’s a solution to every problem. If there’s not a solution to a problem then it’s not a problem at all. Depression is a health issue like many other health abnormalities but if taken seriously you can handle it willfully.
Here are eight simple but relentless ways to kill your depression.
The very first solution to your depression is the workout. After working out, the body releases endorphins, which is a chemical that reacts with the brain receptors and decreases pain. Reduced pain helps in reducing depression and stress.
There’s a traditional Chinese practice called acupuncture. In acupuncture, tiny needles are delicately pinned on the pressure points of the body. It is considered to be an effective way to release stress and anxiety. The idea of acupuncture is that the body can be tempered by releasing pressure manually.
Pushing one’s pressure points helps in improving blood flow and moderating the supply of oxygen to the brain, which helps in decreasing stress.
Prayer and Meditation
Meditation is focusing one’s mind on achieving peace and calmness at a particular time. It helps in prioritizing one’s thoughts and anxieties in order and helps in controlling the ideas.
Yoga is a physical and spiritual practice that stretches the body, mind, and soul to achieve tranquility.
Fish oil contains Omega 3 fatty acids; they help in curing moderate or mild depression. People in depression have a decreased blood sugar level, but eating fish can assist in recovering the levels. Doctors prescribe fish oil supplements to depression patients sometimes.
It is equally important to visit a therapist for a detailed check-up. Go for a psychologist if the feelings of depression last longer and overshadow your personality and thoughts.
Write down whatever you feel – Catharsis
Writing your feelings sometimes becomes very therapeutic. Many people fighting with depression find catharsis in this habit. That’s why, if you are trying to defeat your depression make a notebook in which you can write your feelings and emotions.
Give yourself challenging tasks
Meanwhile, in order to keep yourself busy and engaged, you can assign small tasks to yourself and set goals on a daily or weekly basis. You can also make a list of tasks that you think you should go for.
What kind of remedies do you adopt if you’re fighting your depression too? Please let us know in the comment section