Depression

 

Alleviate Depression

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Depression is one of the most common mental health problems today, with affects between the ages of 17 and 21 including adults and teens.

Everyday people diagnosed with depression each year. Having a genetic disorder and how one is treated viewed and looked upon also plays a factor.

While medications

can be effective in helping you feel better, there are other things you can do to ease

Depression.

1) Do not sleep too often. Staying in bed or taking naps throughout the day will only worsen

depression and make it much harder to cope with. Try your hardest to wake up at the same time

each morning and go to sleep at the same time every night. This may be difficult, but it will

become easier once you get into a routine.

We have to have our family on a routine. I notice that this is one I struggled with as I enjoy taking naps being a stay at home mom is hard emotionally, physically and even socially. It's isolating and lonely somedays.

2) Eat Well. A healthy and balanced diet will not only help the way you feel, but will also

improve your thought patterns. Eat regularly and aim to eat 3 balanced meals each day. Quality

food is vital in order for your mind and body to work properly.

 

3) Be kind to yourself. Treat yourself to things that are calming and improve your mood.

 

Scented candles, bubble baths, and tranquil environment can help you feel better.

I love different candles, wax warmers and diffuses I think I will also add the wonderful scent of coffee in the am. 

Find relaxing

activities that help you unwind. Listening to music or reading are a few examples.

Allowing yourself even just 15 minutes of downtime can make all the difference.

4) Practice self acceptance. Do not let others define you. Accept yourself for who you are; not

who others would like you to be. There is not a single person in this world that is perfect,

everyone possesses good qualities as well as bad qualities. Many different qualities, including

personality, background, character and sexuality make us who we are.

This last one Practice self acceptance was difficult I was a self proclaim self help junkie always trying to improve myself and to a point I still do but I have a nicer view and balance now. 

I hope these tips help and let me know if the comment below if you too have had issues with depression. I sure have had all kinds of experience with it.

 

amanda ripsam