IF YOU’RE DEPRESSED, YOU ARE NOT ALONE! Most people get the blues every once in a while. Neither do you have to let depression controlled your life! Depression – Ways to Beat the Blues!
Life is a roller coaster! We all have ups and downs! Depression is a prolonged feeling of unhappiness often because a major life event.Many women experience depression after childbirth. Women are more often affected then men. Depression affects approximately 350 million people worldwide–with women twice as likely to develop the condition as men.
Depression – Ways to Beat the Blues!
Sadness is mistakenly confused with depression. Sadness is considered to be one of the basic human emotions and it is a natural response to situations involving psychological, emotional or physical pain. Sad feelings often quickly diminish after individuals resolve or come to terms with upsetting experiences.
We are afraid to feel sad? Sadness is a natural part of life and can be awakening. The down feelings are temporary.
It is always helpful to share your feelings with someone. Talk to your friend, your relative and tell them what’s on your mind.YOU ARE NOT ALONE.
Humans depend on each other to survive and growth as a people.”No man is an island.” True- all people have some kind of dependency towards other people. Best thing you can do if someone close to you gets depressed is LISTEN.
Clinical depression is a genuine illness which overwhelms sufferer so that he or she feels a hopelessness and fear to any cause.
Depression which occurs just before PMS may be caused by a Vitamin B6 deficiency. Post -natal depression may be caused by a deficiency of Vitamin B12 and folic acid.
WORK IT OUT –
Exercise is a wining way to balance your life. Move your body – frequent exercise can be a powerful mood enhancer. Any form of exercise will do. Go for walk, take a bike ride, visit a friend, read a book. If you become bored your mind drifts into negativity. You need to keep moving to fight all those negatives. Exercise get you out of the house and may even be as effective as antidepressant drugs
FOOD CAN CHANGE YOUR MOOD-
You are what you eat so if you want to chase away the blues look at what you are eating – certain foods can help beat depression.
Your brain regulates your moods needs a good source of power. Ginseng fight depression, Sage has stimulant qualities, add fresh sage to food. If you are dieting, lack of carbohydrates could be contributing to your blue mood. Eat fish (salmon, albacore tuna, mackerel and sardines) 3-4 times a week they’re rich in Omega 3 Fatty acids, essential to normal brain function. Nothing more extravagant then- reliable oatmeal! Raising the levels of serotonin in your brain can raise your spirits. If you drink Cola, or coffee cut back. Enjoy a glass of milk.Nutrition more then anything else control your state of mind.
GET ENOUGH SLEEP. Insomnia may be both a symptom and a cause of depression
SHUT OF YOUR TV.
JOIN A GYM.
CARRY YOURSELF WITH CONFIDENCE.
BE A VOLUNTEER– do something for others and you’ll feel good about yourself. You’ll also meet people.
MUSIC -Music art and other mellow distractions are just the trick for fending off life’s daily annoyances,
FLOWERS -being in the presence of flowers was found to elevate mood significantly, measurably increase feelings of life satisfaction, and promote positive social behavior. Flowers, brought more true smiles, more hugs and kisses then other gifts..it is common sense – Flowers make us happy!
Flower essence as they are more commonly known, are used therapeutically to harmonize the body, mind, and the spirit.It was in the United Kingdom that Dr. Edward Bach first identified and began to harness the healing power of flowers. Negative emotions depress the mind and immune system, repress activity and contribute to ill health.
ORANGE oil -is good for nervous tension and related insomnia It is also cheering oil which enlivens the mind and dispels depression.
BASIL oil- is a stimulating and antidepressant oil improve concentration.
GERANIUM oil– is mentally uplifting and refreshing. It has a balancing effect on the nervous system helping to alleviate apathy, anxiety,stress,and depression
PATCHOULI oil- an important antidepressant, nervous tonic ans reputedly aphrodisiac-Patchouli is valued in treating depression, nervous exhaustion, lack of interest in sex, and stress related problems
CLARY SAGE oil -is antidepressant. It helps to regulate the nervous system and is most beneficial in treating anxiety, depression and stress. Do not use during pregnancy and when drinking alcohol.
LAVENDER oil -is calming, soothing, antidepressant and emotionally balancing
Source ; “The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Healing Remedies”
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