Depression is a common mental health issue. Even though we have known about it for some time, many of us continue to cope with it on a daily basis. For some people, depression can be pretty hard to eradicate.You might not believe it, but your depression isn’t hereditary! Here are few tips on how to get rid of it permanently:
Exercise releases endorphins in your body, which make you feel good and happy. You don’t have to do intense exercises like weight lifting. Moderate exercises like walking, jogging, swimming or yoga are all good enough. You might feel lethargic at first, but as you continue, you’ll see the benefits. Exercising regularly can also help to reduce stress, anxiety and depression. When you exercise, it releases endorphins in your body that are your ‘happy hormones’. So by exercising, you can reduce stress, anxiety and depression naturally.
Stay away from alcohol and drugs
We all have our vices. Something we do to make us feel good. Something we do to enjoy life. But there are certain things that can trigger your depression. One of them is alcohol. Alcohol has a chemical in it that is called ‘Tetrahydrocannibol’ or THC for short. This chemical messes with your serotonin levels in your brain. Serotonin is the ‘happy hormone’ that makes you feel happy. By drinking alcohol, you’re messing with your serotonin levels.
Drugs can have a similar effect. They have chemicals in them that can trigger depression. These drugs can cause depression in two ways:
– They can change the way your brain works and make you feel depressed.
– They can lead to anxiety, which can also cause depression.
Communicate with your loved ones
If you feel you are depressed and don’t know where to start or who to turn to, communicate with your loved ones. Tell them that you are depressed and they might be able to help you. You could talk to a friend, a family member or a professional. Communication is the key to getting help. You don’t have to suffer in silence. You can talk to someone and get help. Be careful who you talk to though. You don’t want to tell everyone that you have depression. There are lots of people out there who aren’t sympathetic towards mental illnesses. They don’t know how to react or what to do. You need to find someone that understands you and can help you on the journey to getting better.
Take your vitamins and supplements
Many of us are deficient in vitamins and minerals. Deficiencies in vitamins can affect your mood and feelings. If you suffer from depression, you could be suffering from a vitamin deficiency. There are certain vitamins that can help you to feel better.
Vitamin B3 is a great supplement for people who suffer from depression. It is a natural anti-depressant and it helps you to feel better without having to take medication. Vitamin B3 can also be found in foods like avocados, meat and fish.
Vitamin C can help you to reduce your stress levels.
Vitamin E is a great anti-depressant and it can help reduce stress and anxiety.
Vitamin D can help you to sleep better and reduce your stress levels.
Iron is good for your mood and it can help to reduce your stress and anxiety.
Try cognitive behavioural therapy
Cognitive behavioural therapy is a great way to get to the bottom of your depression. It is a way of changing the way you think and view the world around you to make you feel better. CBT can help you to get to the bottom of your feelings of depression and make you feel better. You can go to a therapist for CBT or you can also order self-help books online.In the Sensera app, you can find many useful meditations and exercises that will help you feel happier.
You are so much more than just your depression. By getting to the bottom of the problem, you can get better and be the person you once were. You can be happy again and enjoy life once again. Sometimes, people continue to let their depression define who they are. Don’t let yourself fall into that trap. Take control of your feelings and start to feel better.
The author of this article is a therapist from the Sensera app. Sensera is a daily 10-minute self-therapy app. It’ll help you to cope with various mental problems (anxiety, self-esteem, relationship issues). Feel better with CBT audio sessions and exercises. Download now to become happier!