Overcome Depression & Anxiety | You Are Not Alone

By-Monalisa Gogoi

I wanna encourage somebody out there who’s thinking of quitting and giving up, somebody who is praying for years for things to turn around. You are in this storm, and you are down on your knees, your are cold , you are weak and you feel like this is the end but I want you to know that no matter where you are in life, no matter how low you have sunk, no matter how bleak your situation is, this is not the end, this is not the final chapter of your life. The world is now in the middle of a mental health crisis it’s estimated almost half the population suffers from depression at some stage throughout their life, rather than joining the queue it’s important that we learn why we get down and then how we can change it because believe it or not, we create our own negative feelings and we can also ensure that we turn our lives around and be a positive change for others.The reason anyone gets depressed always comes down to the consistent thoughts you think and the consistent beliefs we hold Depression drains your energy, hope, and drive, making it difficult to take the steps that will help you to feel better. Sometimes, just thinking about the things you should do to feel better, like exercising or spending time with friends, can seem exhausting or impossible to put into action. The more you grow up the more you discover that this world is very vast and very wonderful and there are so many things to discover. The most important journey that all of us go through is the journey in ourselves to find our truths that who we are what makes us happy? Taking the first step is always the hardest. But going for a walk or getting up and dancing to your favorite music, for example, is something you can do right now. And it can substantially boost your mood and energy for several hours-long enough to put a second recovery step into action, such as preparing a mood-boosting meal or arranging to meet an old friend. By taking the following small but positive steps day by day, you’ll soon lift the heavy fog of depression and find yourself feeling happier, healthier, and more hopeful again.

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Try these coping strategies if you’re feeling depressed.

Stay in touch

Don’t withdraw from life. Socialising can improve your mood. Keeping in touch with friends and family means you have someone to talk to when you feel low.

Be more active

Take up some form of exercise. There’s evidence that exercise can help lift your mood. If you haven’t exercised for a while, start gently by walking for 20 minutes every day.

Face your fears

Don’t avoid the things you find difficult. When people feel low or anxious, they sometimes avoid talking to other people. Some people can lose their confidence in going out, driving or travelling.If this starts to happen, facing up to these situations will help them become easier.

Try to eat a healthy diet

Some people don’t feel like eating when they’re depressed and are at risk of becoming underweight. Others find comfort in food and can put on excess weight.

Have a routine

When people feel down, they can get into poor sleep patterns, staying up late and sleeping during the day. Try to get up at your normal time and stick to your routine as much as possible.Not having a routine can affect your eating. Try to carry on cooking and eating regular meals.

No more excuses…no more waiting! It is time to give yourself that invitation to step into your greatness.