we all know what Depression is, and what it feels like being depressed. So many things can lead to depression, like Sometimes you may feel stuck in a position and you need a change but you don’t know how, you could be facing so many life challenges that just won’t go away, yo feel worthless and undervalued, you go for a DNA test and found out that your kid is not yours, and so on.
Depression is a stealer of joy and happiness, its a state where the menat being of a person is low, negative, and out, and that’s why the National Health Service NHS put out these guidelines for every individual to follow on defeating this crazy menace.
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.
Don’t drink too much alcohol
For some people, alcohol can become a problem. You may drink more than usual as a way of coping with or hiding your emotions, or just to fill time. But alcohol won’t help you solve your problems and could also make you feel more depressed.
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.
Antidepressants can also affect your appetite.
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.
Seeking help for depression
Get help if you’re still feeling down or depressed after a couple of weeks.