BHMS, Certified in Aesthetic Skin Treatments, Certified in Applied Behaviour Analysis
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Losing someone or something you love or care deeply about is very painful. You may experience all kinds of difficult emotions and it may feel like the pain and sadness you're experiencing will never let up. These are normal reactions to a significant loss. But while there is no right or wrong way to grieve, there are healthy ways to cope with the pain that, in time, can renew you and help you move on.
Depression drains your energy, hope, and drive, making it difficult to do what you need to feel better. The key is to start small and build from there.
Five tips for dealing with depression
1. Stay connected
Look for support from people who make you feel safe and cared for. Try to keep up with social activities even if you don't feel like it. Find ways to support others. Meet new people by taking a class or joining a club.
Exercise is something you can do right now to boost your mood. Your fatigue will improve if you stick with it. Find exercises that are continuous and rhythmic.
3.Do things that make you feel good
Do things you enjoy (or used to. Pick up a former hobby or a sport you used to like. Express yourself creatively through music, art, or writing. Go out with friends. Take a day trip to a museum, the mountains, etc.
4.Eat a healthy, mood-boosting diet
Don't skip meals. Minimize sugar and refined carbs. Boost your B vitamins.
5.Challenge negative thinking
Once you identify the destructive thoughts patterns that you default to, you can start to challenge them with questions such as:
"What's the evidence that this thought is true? Not true?
"What would I tell a friend who had this thought?
"Is there another way of looking at the situation or an alternate explanation?
"How might I look at this situation if I didn't have depression?
As you cross-examine your negative thoughts, you may be surprised at how quickly they crumble. In the process, you'll develop a more balanced perspective.
Needing additional help doesn't mean you are weak. If these self tips doesn't help you, please seek professional help. Depression is very much treatable with natural homeopathic Medicines. Early treatment is more effective and helps prevent the likelihood of serious recurrences.
You can consult me online through Lybrate for further counselling and treatment to get out of depression.
BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology
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Dear Lybrate user. I can understand. Loosing someone dear and near causes grief. Grief leads to disappointment. Grief related disappointment manifests symptoms as in the case of depression. But disappointment symptoms are far shorter in duration than depression. These symptoms will vanish in some days or weeks. Don; t worry. Physical exercise, outdoor games, entertainment, hobbies etc could help you divert your attention. I suggest cognitive therapy. Take care.
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