How To Cure Depression – Find Hope Again In Life !
Depression – Find Light In The Darkness
Being depressed can make you feel helpless. You’re not. Along with therapy and sometimes medication, there’s a lot you can do on your own to fight back. Changing your behavior — your physical activity, lifestyle, and even your way of thinking — are all natural depression treatments.
When you’re depressed, it can feel like you’ll never get out from the darkness. However, even the most severe depression is treatable. So, if your depression is keeping you from living the life you want to, don’t hesitate to seek help. Learning about your depression treatment options will help you decide which approach is right for you. From therapy to medication to healthy lifestyle changes, there are many effective treatments that can help you overcome depression, feel happy and hopeful again, and reclaim your life.
What is Depression ?
Depression is a state of low mood that can affect a person’s thoughts, behavior, feelings. A depressed mood is a normal temporary reaction to life events such as loss of a loved one.
People with a depressed mood will be hopeless or will feel worthless. Other symptoms expressed may include senses of guilt, or anger. These individuals may lose interest in activities that they once considered pleasurable to family and friends. Experiencing relationship difficulties may also be notable factors in these individuals depression and may also lead to their attempting or actually dying by suicide.
Natural Remedies For Depression
Eat a Healthy and Balanced Diet
Your food choices can have a significant impact on your mood. It’s key to eat foods that support your neurotransmitters, which are the brain’s messengers that control your mood, energy levels, appetite and several other functions in the body. Neurotransmitters are significantly influenced by the foods you put into your body.
What to eat – fish like salmon, mackerel, herring and white fish. Walnuts, chia seeds, flaxseeds, and egg yolks. Vegetables like spinach, avocado, and broccoli. Fruits like blueberries, goji berries, blackberries, cranberries etc.
Avoid Refined Carbohydrates and Sugars
If you tend to reach for the cookies or potato chips, it’s because high carbohydrates foods trigger a release of serotonin, a natural opioid that acts in the brain similarly to the drug opium. Although these foods are improving your mood for the moment, they are also leading to weight gain, issues with sleep, low energy levels, making your depression symptoms worse.
Adaptogens are a unique group of herbal ingredients used to improve the health of your adrenal system, the system that’s in charge of managing your body’s hormonal response to stress.
Ashwagandha works to combat the effects of stress, reduce anxiety and depression and balance hormones. But the best part about these natural remedies for depression is that there are no adverse side effects, as opposed to most antidepressant medications.
Depression is most commonly caused by emotional issues, it can become worse due to lack of positive relationships, low self confidence and lack of purpose. Find a friends that can support and encourage you. It’s also helpful to seek counseling with a professional so that you can manage stress and strategize about your treatment methods and goals.
Spend Time Outside
Getting out into nature, specifically under some big trees rapidly lowers stress hormone levels, blood pressure, pulse rate and heart rate variability compared with exposure to a city environment.
Sunlight also helps you relax and destress through the release of endorphins. These hormones can also help reduce pain, support hormone regulation, and even inhibit cancer growth.
What Did I Do When I Was Depressed ?
Try to do things which you love, things which makes you happy. I started spending time outside more with my friends, started engaging in activities, played football. I made myself busy by taking responsibilities. If you sit idle at home, your mind will start thinking about the situations which was the cause for your depression. So always keep your mind busy, by doing some work.
I often went outside more and made myself busy in photography. Capturing landscapes of the nature, portraits of people, who were happy with what they have. By doing this, you start to cure your depression.
Yes, its indeed a very slow process. For some people it may take weeks, months and even years. But eventually you will be out of this hard times. And you will come out of this.
When you feel like giving up, just remember the reason why you held on for so long.