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4 Tips to Fight Depression and Improve Your Mental Health

When we’re clinically diagnosed with depression, we feel like the world is coming to an abrupt stop.  Battling depression is hard because it’s not the same as other illness or diseases that just go away the moment we take medication. If anything, we can even say that depression is an illness that has no definite cure. It will magically come and goes as it pleases.

“Depression in life is like a bruise that never goes away. A bruise in your mind. You just got to be careful not to touch it where it hurts. It’s always there, though.”

How do we improve our mental health and perspective in life to fight depression? Here are our top 4 tips to help you overcome depression.

Never Miss Out Your Medication

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If you’re diagnosed with depression, it’s important to take anti-depressant pills, even if you refuse to acknowledge it. These anti-depressant pills help you to alleviate the depression you’re feeling. They may not be able to cure your depression completely, but at least, they help you bear the burden you have and help you go through whatever terrible situation you’re experiencing.

However, remember that you should not take more than what your physician has prescribed. Although antidepressant pills can help you fight depression, there is still a little risk of you getting addicted to them, which could worsen your condition instead of improving it. Remember that this is still a drug and too much consumption will endanger your body.

Seek Help

When you’re depressed, don’t be embarrassed to ask for help. The only way to conquer depression is to ask for help. You already got your first help by getting medication, but we recommend that you book an appointment with a psychiatrist as well. A psychiatrist will help you declutter your mind as you try to overcome the emotional distress you’re feeling.

It’s also recommended to seek help from your family, friends, and loved ones. Remember that these are people who love you, care for you, and support you in all your endeavors. They sure as well assist you in overcoming this painful chapter in your life. Your family will always be there to listen to you without passing any judgment. Therefore, you shouldn’t be afraid to reach out to them. They can be an excellent support team if you’ll only let them in in your life.

Exercise

Being physically and mentally fit are also vital to help you fight depression. If you engage in physical exercise, you’ll be releasing the toxic cortisol hormones, which keep you stressed and anxious, out your body. Your body will also release endorphins to alleviate your mood. When you’re happy, you’re less likely to think about the negativities in life. It’s important to boost your confidence as this will help you in keeping a positive outlook towards life.

On the other hand,  mental exercise can also help you in achieving peace of mind and tranquility in your soul. Meditation can help you make it. When you finally find your inner peace, you’ll be able to determine a better way of living your life. You’ll develop the ability to transform the negative occurrences in your life into positive and beautiful ones.

Sleep

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One of the main side effects that depression patients suffer is insomnia. This is caused by anxiety. Thoughts interfere with us to the point where we became paranoid. If not, most likely, we’re experience insomnia because of the antidepressants.How do we battle insomnia?

We can battle it by establishing a routine when it comes to sleeping. Schedule when you should sleep and when you should wake up. When you come up with a plan, stick to it. No excuses. Remember that we’re also attempting to correct your body clock here.

And the only way of doing that is having a consistent sleeping schedule. Having enough sleep can heal your body and mind so that you’re ready to face the next day with vigor, enthusiasm, and positivity. This way, you become more productive in what you do.

“Everything is a battle, every breath is a war, and I don’t think I’m winning anymore.This Thinking is called Depression.”

Battling depression might be difficult, but with the right mindset and a great support system from our family and loved ones, we’re certain that you can overcome this dark chapter in life. 

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