Depression is a mental health disorder that causes a depressed mood and lack of interest in the activities that one used to enjoy. In this article we will explain the symptoms of depression and how to overcome depression.
Depression can cause:
- Difficulty in concentrating
- Lack of self-esteem
- Tiredness or decreased energy
- Thoughts of suicide or self-harm
- Feeling of guilt
- Lack of appetite
- Increased back pain, headaches and aches
Ways to Overcome Depression
Here are some of the ways that can help to reduce depression
Spend time outdoors
Spending time outside is one of the best ways to improve your happiness and health. Helps to lower blood pressure, heart rate and stress and this can end up improving your mood and mental health.
Embrace Healthy Habits
Healthy eating habits that includes staying away from sweats, eating salad, eggs, fruits and vegetables. Observe your sleeping habits. Get atleast 8 hours of sleep.
Seek Emotional Support
Look for a support group, a friend or a family member who will listen to you genuinely. Having a social group will keep you destructed from negative thoughts. Hang around with friends; take a trip to an event or doing things that are fun. If you are depressed you can find someone you can be honest with.
Find a Hobby
A hobby can include taking cooking lesson, painting, hiking, or participate on sports. Having a hobby will keep you busy and you will have something to do during the day. Spending hours in the bed due to lack of an activity to engage in can lead to feeling of worthless and you will endup having a gloomy day. When you have a hobby, it will give you reasons to wake and socialize with other people.
Taking a Nap
During the day you can take a shot nap to recover from poor night ‘sleep but too much sleep during the day may cause sleepless nights. According to study naps may help to restore proteins and hormones involved in stress.
Find a sport or an activity you can enjoy participating in.
It’s not always easy to stop negative thinking. However, you can replace the pessimistic thoughts that make you depressed with positive and reasonable thinking.