Depression is still a taboo in our Indian society but my friend “Kuch to log kahenge, logo ka kaam hai kehna”. In my opinion, Depression is as normal as going to office, eating food & other normal routine of life. It’s a situation where a person feels extremely sad, loss interested in almost everything and feels highly demotivated. Why I said that Depression is normal because we humans are filled with lots of emotions and when something bad happens to us for a long time then we lose the power to overcome from that negative situation which leads to depression. In this article we will cover the symptoms and solutions for dealing with depression.
Every third person in this world is dealing with depression but never discuss this because the world is still not that open minded to understand this issue as a normal circumstance in life. There are few symptoms by which you can make out that you are having Depression.
Symptom of Depression:
- Loss of interest in almost everything.
- Feeling miserable all day long and this feeling stays with you for weeks.
- Loss of sleep.
- Loss of appetite.
- Loss of Interest in Sex.
- Feeling demotivated & poor concentration which leads to inefficient thinking & poor decision making.
- Thoughts of suicide
- Always feeling irritated & angry
Causes of Depression:
As every human being has a different state of mind so causes of depression is also different for everyone. But one of the common causes of depression can be genetic factors, which means 30% causes depression is due to genetic influences.
Life became so stressful now a day that everybody is running after money & everybody wants to be on top. In this race to be superior we give so much stress to our brain which leads to depression sometimes. Similarly, conflict with someone can make us stress which take a toll on our health. Other factors like financial problems, unemployment, childbirth, loosing someone special, and loneliness are some very important factors which lead to depression.
There could be some medical reasons such as Glandular fever, hepatitis, diabetes, hormones, alcohol, birth control pills & heart or blood pressure conditions which leads to depressive state of mind.
How Depression influence our daily life:
Depression has a big impact on our daily life because a depressed person is always in a negative state of mind and watch the whole world negatively. They are not able to see the good aspect of life which makes them highly demotivated in their work life. This state of mind impact the decision making power where a person is not able to decide what is good for them.
It’s a very uneasy state of mind where a person is always mentally disturbed about something or the other in life. And this mental disturbance is so high that sometimes a person thinks of ending his life.
How to seek help?
In many cases a person come out of Depression with time and once the situation gets better. But in case of major depression professional help is required. There are many available treatments depending upon the severity of the patient which can help in coming out of this situation.
How to Deal with Depression:
If you are depressed about something then first of all try to find out the reason of it. For eg. If the reason of depression is loneliness then try to go out in public, make friends, talk to family & friends & try to keep yourself surrounded by good people with whom you can chit chat with free mind. Here are few pointers which will help you in dealing with depression in a certain period of time.
1. Understand the Reason:
You need to understand the real reason of your depression whether it is loneliness, loosing someone, financial issue or health issues.
2. Stop Intake of too much caffeine:
This point seems to be unrealistic but is very important in dealing with depression. Study says that taking too much caffeine in the form of tea, coffee or other drinks is harmful for health and leads to depressive state of mind.
Talking is the best therapy to come out of depression. Choose someone really trust worthy and positive to talk your problems with. This person can be anybody from family, friends or office colleague. When you share your problems with someone you feel relax. In short, stop keeping those issues and problems in your mind but just share them with someone.
4. Keep yourself Busy:
An idle mind is a devil’s workshop. Keeping yourself busy is the best way to be apart from those negative thoughts. If you busy working on something especially what you love to do then you will feel better.
5. Take out time for what you love:
Instead of pleasing others try to take out time for yourself. Take out time for the things you always want to do like painting, gardening or dancing whatever you like. Giving importance to you own self is very important because if you are unhappy you can never make the world happy.
6. Meet Therapist:
In case of major depression take an appointment from therapist and talk to them. As a professional, a therapist is able to understand and resolve your problems in much better way. And in case you are not comfortable to share your issues with your dear ones then a therapist is a must so that at least you have someone to listen to you.
Reading sometimes can do wonders to your thought process. Reading positive books from very experienced people can help in feeling better and have a positive approach towards life.When you read these kinds of books you started feeling “Oh I was worried for some petty things however, people have struggled a lot to be in that position”.
8. Social Media:
Nobody is going to tell you this but actually Social Media is the biggest reason of depression. When you are feeling bad about something you feel like watching “face book” just to divert your mind but when you see posts people going to Paris, other got job in “Google” then you started feeling miserable about yourself. So try to keep away from social media when you are not happy.
9. Setting Goals:
Set goals for daily activities by writing them and try to achieve that goal by end of the day.
10. Do not lie awake for more than about 30 minutes:
Sometimes in depressing state of mind we have to go though many sleepless nights. But instead of lying down in bed all night without sleeping it’s better to utilize that time in other relaxing activities like listening music or other useful things
Depression is just a phase of life which will get over soon. We as a person should do efforts for our self or other person dealing with depression instead of thinking of ending life. Ending life is never a solution & life is never easy to live and contains a lot of struggle and efforts to be happy. If life gives you lemon you should make lemonade and try to find someone whose life has given them vodka, and have a party. Try to be happy if not for yourself but for your loved ones.
After workings in an MNC since ages, I noticed that I am not able to find my real happiness in spite of getting handsome salary every month. Then after baby, when I had no option, I became an accidental blogger and started writing on life issues and emotional traumas people go through in life. I realized that this is what I love to do, and that’s my passion. Like every woman, I also love makeup, shopping, and eating and have a YouTube channel where you can find me showing my hauls, makeup, and much more. Not to forget I love traveling as well and in short in love myself and happy go, lucky person.
Feel free to contact me if you have any life related issues or need any suggestions. Also, I am quiet good in telling which makeup product is good and which you should avoid so I can also help you with that.