The state of depression makes you feel ‘helpless’, but you’re not. As long as you remember that this world is big enough to accommodate everyone and there is always a better way to live, there is hope and that hope can help you swim out of this sodding state of depression. While there are several skilled doctors who could guide you in the whole process coupled with medications and therapy – remember it is your fight! Only when you own this fight and fight back with a clear strategy and consistency, you are sure to heal yourself. Below are some tips to help you feel better with immediate effect:
Find a routine: There could be 100 reasons why you don’t want to get into a routine. You might even think that finding a routine might get you into a further depressive state, but in reality, it will not. Start with a very gentle routine which can be easily achieved. This will make you feel happy, for small achievements does make a lot of difference in the healing process. When you fix goals, split them and make them as easy as possible and then eventually go for the next level goals.
Exercise and diet: The feel-good chemicals named endorphins are boosted in this process, giving you mental boosts. Consistent exercises also trigger the brain to think in positive ways and eventually they become habits. Also, watch what you eat because depression either makes you overeat or under eat – both are not good. Ensure to include a good amount of vegetables, foods with omega 3 fatty acids such as salmon or tuna to help you with depression.
Find a new path: If there is one thing that works like magic is to push yourself to do something different. Figure out what you always wanted to do but never had the time or opportunity to! Start by exploring your hidden passion/ hobbies. If you do not have one, then just take a walk or spend some time in a nice airy place.
When one challenges to overcome their negative thoughts and find the thread of responsibility, depression is predominantly cured.