You woke up this morning after a sleepless night with that feeling of hopelessness, unhappiness, no appetite, irritation, no motivation to do anything, and you could care less what happens next, you feel like the whole world has deserted you and there is nothing left for you. You may be going through an episode of depression, this happens to the best of us. Do you know why depression happens and how to deal with it? Lets talk about it:
Why Depression Happens
Different factors contribute to causes of depression. According to (WHO,2021) Depression results from a complex interaction of social, psychological, and biological factors.
With my personal encounter on depression, I have noticed that depression happens to people when they have gone through a traumatic episodes in their lives.
Episodes of built up stress, financial setbacks, hormonal and chemical imbalances in the body can also lead to depression.
Why the depression happened could help determine the longevity of the effects on the body.
If a depression is caused by some financial setback, as soon as this is sorted, the depression goes.
However, if a depression is caused my hormonal or chemical imbalance, the last thing on this person’s mind is money,food or enjoyment..
How To Deal With Depression
Dealing with depression precedes with acknowledging you have depression and needs help. What caused the depression is a huge determine factor in dealing with it.
Say for example, you are going through an episode of depression due to temporary unemployment and financial setbacks, as soon as you get your fiances sorted, or look past what you have lost and focus on the bright side of the situation, the depressive episode may get resolved.
Clinical depression caused by chemical or hormonal imbalance in the body may need more of a clinical help from a psychologist or psychiatrist and medication to deal with it.
A lot of daily common activities may help you deal with depression. This includes harnessing your inner power and focusing on doing things that makes you feel your very best.
Below are list of things you may need to focus on improving to help you deal with depression.
- Exercise or Yoga
- Find yourself a fun social life
- Listen to good uplifting music
- If you are spiritual: Meditation and prayer
- Make new supportive friends or join a supportive group
- Good body relaxation techniques like sleep,massage and rest.
- Channel your thoughts towards positive thinking and stay away from negative energies.
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