Friday, October 20, 2017

How to combat depression

Happy Friday!
It's been a long week and October is almost over.
Time flies so fast!
For today, I would like to share with you a personal side of my life.
There are so many times in my previous years on earth when I started wondering why I am existing.
I try to keep everything on myself and sometimes starts to cry without any reason.
I just feel sad, lonely, hopeless and even try to end my life.
I really don't know what happen to me at all, I just feel nothing.
It is normal to be sad because it's a normal human emotion but when there's an abnormal emotional state, a mental illness that affects our thinking, emotions, perceptions and behaviors, that's what we called depression.
I will not lie that I've been there, most especially my pregnancy phase.
I feel like no one can understand me in my tantrums and emotional being.
They said it's normal for a pregnant women but they didn't understand how they are feeling inside.
The biggest battle I experienced is after I give birth, they said it's post par tum but to be honest, it's depression.
I am trying to seek help with my friends and family but I guess nobody can understand me at all.
I feel that they will snatch my baby to me, they don't care about me anymore and I am just nothing to anybody.
And that is just scary!
But while overcoming depression isn't quick or easy, it's far from impossible.
You can't just will yourself to 'snap it out', but you do have more control than you realize.
The key is to start small and build from there.
So here are some of the things that help me to combat my depression:
* First and for most, is exercising. I take up some form of exercise that help me lift my mood. I started walking on thread mill for 30 minutes and then after that, I lift some weights. 
* Next, i try to eat on a healthy diet. I am eating breakfast and never skip it. I eat moderate at lunch with veggies and meat. And for dinner, I skip white rice at all and eat whatever dish I prepare. I added fruits for snack and drink lots of water during the day.
* Taking up vitamins. This is one of the most effective to me as well especially after giving birth. They said that mothers should continue taking up vitamins to replenish all the nutrients you handed over to your child. It also helps me to sleep well and able to be more focus.
* Stay in touch with friends and family because socializing can improve your mood. It means you have someone to talk to when you feel low or if you have any concerns regarding your condition.
* Finally, have a routine. When people feel down, they get into poor sleeping patterns so try to get up and sleep at your normal time and stick to your routine as much as possible.
If you've taken self-help steps and made positive lifestyle changes and still find your depression getting worse, I think it is time to seek professional help.
It doesn't mean that you are weak but it's means that we have different levels of coping up with it.
How do you find my list?
Did you had a same experience?
Let me know.
We are here to hear your thoughts.
Thanks for reading any way.
Have a great weekend!

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