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How to deal with depression without drugs

deal with depression without drugs

There are times when you feel dejected and lonely. These times are the crucial ones because falling into depression may not take a long time but coping up with it, definitely does! It cannot be overcome by sheer will-power but a lot of control and monitoring habits are required to get back to a normal life.

Get up, get going

Negative thoughts make way to your mind if you avoid socializing and mingling with people. Your life maybe very positive and blessed, but a secluded and lonely person cannot keep himself or herself out of the web of negative thoughts. You don’t need to plan an evening outing with a gang of friends every day. Go for a walk, join a dance class or try to talk to strangers. They may not be your friends but talking thaws aggressive thoughts and engages your mind to some other topics also.

Engage yourself in an activity

Join a salsa class that you might be postponing since years, teach painting if you have a creative eye; these may not look important over your office meetings and schedules, but activities like this are the essence of life. Not only such things ensure your conversations with several other people but they also help you in opening up. At the end of it, you would feel happy to see the number of friends you have added to your friend list and the skills that you have enhanced by doing this. This interaction would help you in directing your life to constructive thoughts and would keep depression at bay.

Write down a diary

Depression is often a result or thinking about the negative phases of life over and over again. You may not be willing to share your life story with anyone. A diary can be your best friend in such case. Write small and big events of your life in your diary. Don’t make your diary a chronicle of sad events of your life, jot down the small yet happy moments also. You may have gotten relieved of some huge mental burden on a given day, or you may have met some very interesting person on the railway platform, you can write down all of this. After a month when you would flip the pages of the diary you won’t feel depressed by seeing just sad moments. The happy moments would help you in reliving the good times too.

Go to friends

A good friend is the best support anyone can have. If you have been hurt by some close friend, getting into depression with a hurt and torn feeling is not the solution. Your friendship circle should consist of a few close knit friends who are fair and sympathetic towards you. Remember, just because you know somebody for years this does not mean that you can consider him to be a friend of yours. You do not need to be rude to people you like less. Stay politically correct. Just refrain from trusting every other person. Conversing with a lot of people is a good stress buster. But a time out with a few very close friends would be rejuvenating for you.

Speak up

Saying what you truly believe in is never wrong. Don’t let everything clutter inside you. Be open towards your trusted friends and family members and share your feelings. You may want to couch up or just hide away in a shell during depression period, but it is advisable and healthy to let your dear ones know what turmoil you are going through. Ask for any sort of guidance or help that you need, because these hard times will only prove the true relations and help you in rescuing yourself. Don’t start sulking in a room, instead meet people and start spending time with them to enjoy the beautiful things around you.

Escape to nature

Wake up early in the morning and go for a jog or do yoga within natural boundaries around. Nature is free-of-cost stress buster. We all generally tend to relax ourselves on weekends by planning picnic or going to park or indulging into something which we cannot afford to do on regular basis. Nature always proves as an escape route to lonely people. Relax your mind, body and soul. Rejuvenate yourself, restore your energy so that next time, no trouble like depression can trouble you. Also, visit spas and if necessary get your body treated or massaged to ease the burden. While being in nature, breathe in the positivity and exhale all negativity stored in.

Feel good and try to look good

Your mental state often lays a strong affect on your mood. You can judge someone’s mental state easily by looking at the way he or she carries itself. Take out time to dress up properly. If you like makeup, take out time to apply it. Carry your clothes well. This would help you in getting connected to yourself. Researches have proved that happy people tend to dress properly than depressed people. You can use it to your benefit. Why should you sit at home and kill time when you can go out and become a center of everyone’s attraction. This attention would make you feel good.

Health is wealth

While in depression, the thing which gets affected the most is health. Some people tend to eat a lot while some eat very less. Either of them is harmful. An unhealthy body cannot help to fight problems like tension and depression. The more you neglect your health, the more serious issues you will face later. Therefore, it is highly recommended to have a proper diet inclusive of fruits and healthy drinks. Take food which gives you maximum strength and also keeps your body fit.

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