Depression doesn’t have to ruin our lives. The most urgent thing we need to do is understand the ways in which depression is unlike sadness – and why self-understanding is the primary route to a cure.
Almost half of us will suffer from depression at some point in our lives, but the condition remains badly misunderstood and therefore often poorly treated. At the heart of our collective difficulty with depression is a confusion about what it actually is – and in particular, how it can be distinguished from a state all of us know very well and with which it is has a distracting number of similarities, namely sadness. It’s because we unwittingly tend to apply to cases of depression a number of assumptions drawn from, and better suited to, an understanding of sadness that we end up suffering far more than we should…”
STEP FOR STOP A DEPRESSION :
- DAILY SELF CARE
Shower, brush teeth, skincare, or wear clean cloths
2. GET ENOUGH SLEEP
Your body needs restorative sleep to recover from depression. Make sleep a priority.
3. NOURISH YOUR BODY WITH HEALTHY FOOD
Don’t try to stuff painful emotions with food. “Comfort foods”, will deplete you futher.
Even 1 hour per week of exercise can prevent and treat depression.
5. UPLIFTING DISTRACTIONS
Watch a funny movie, listen to music, play with pet etc.
So, for my buddies, those are just a few pointers from me when we’re tired, want to give up, or are feeling down. Whatever the problem, there must be a solution. We can do it if you keep your spirits up!
Thank you, a lof of love from me.
-YAZIRA FIRYA UFAIRA, XII SOCIAL 1 (30)