Measures you can take to suppress depression
(continued from last Part-3)
- Stop overthinking
You need to stop caring about your thoughts too much. Stop thinking that there’s something trying to halt you from leading a normal life. I have realized that I am blessed with a roof over my head, food on my table and place to sleep on each night- and this makes me 10 times richer than most of the people in the world. So what have I got to worry till I lose it all?
- Take care of yourself
We often forget to take good care of ourselves in the midst of our busy schedule. I found that there are cracks on my feet and I never did anything about it. There were cracks on my lips and I never cared enough to apply Vaseline on it. There were pimples on my cheeks and throats and even though I felt bad when people provided their uninvited suggestions on how to fix it, I never cared! So now I am trying to take care of myself. I have bought an expensive product to fix my acne problems and it makes me feel good to see how fast I am recovering. It makes me look forward to the next day of my life to see the progress. I have found that I’m a happier person when my body and skin are happy.
- Find out what makes you happy and do it!
I love to write and I often wrote about how I felt in my blogs. Even though I didn’t publish those blogs, it made me feel good to have let out my feelings.
- Talk to others about your problems but be careful of whom you talk about it to
I once talked about my problems to a friend of mine and there’s a problem when you talk to others: they might try to help and give you advice that would not go with your current situation. And this can backfire. I found myself to be more stressed having discussed with my friend. So here’s a suggestion: talk to someone who knows about what you are going through. Do not open up to just about anyone, open up to the person who knows about your current situation.
- Ignore social media of you have to
Your depression will take the worst shape if you provide yourself with the access to compare yourself with others, continuously. Each time I scrolled through my Facebook newsfeed, I found myself to be comparing with the other people I came across my newsfeed. Be it a dream holiday or a dream job or wedding plan- it all would mess with my head and make me feel worse. The moment when I stopped visiting Facebook as often, I started to appreciate the little things of my own life. I also always felt socially obliged to post news about myself just by getting to have so much of others to read everyday! And this is not a good sign. You should only post when you feel like posting it for the sake of yourself and not others.
To be continued…