Why Depression May Strike you & 4 Ways to Prevent it

Caused by various factors, this mental disease can be caused by physical factors as well. Today, millions of people all over the world are suffering from depression due to the global recession that has been happening for 9 months now. People have lost their homes, lost their jobs, and they are now on the verge of (or already have) lost their minds.

Those that are very unfortunate develop and are diagnosed with major depression. This requires medical attention and psychiatric aid because the person has a feeling of being hopelessly discouraged. They may have anemia (hard time going to sleep) and awkward eating habits. This horrific experience can make it hard to focus on a task, make up their mind, and can cause suicidal thoughts more than 70% of the time.

Depression, in its literal meaning is a pessimistic outlook on life. No goal-setting is shown within this type of person, or any sort of initiative to complete a task.

The extreme’s latter, minor depression is very much curable, but the person will still have a horrible outlook about himself. The only difference is that he will be able to do all tasks normally. Research has found If someone has a minor depression, there are various ways to tackle it, or if you don’t have it you can ready yourself for the attack if it happens.

1. Running, Dancing, Biking, Just Get Up and Do It!

“Those who think they have not time for bodily exercise will sooner or later have to find time for illness.”

– Edward Stanley

Exercising everyday is the most helpful thing that can aid in depression. Whether it is a walk, a hike, or even a marathon, it is important to get some sort of it every day. It does not have to be something pain-staking, but can be something one enjoys every day. A cause of depression is a low percentage of endorphins being released in the body. Endorphins are chemicals released from a gland from inside of the body when one exercises. Another key reason why one should exercise is the oxygen that will go to the brain, which keeps it healthy and may prevent Alzheimer’s disease in the future.

2. The earth’s bounty’s are yours, choose them wisely

“To eat is a necessity, but to eat intelligently is an art.”

– La Rochefoucauld

Today’s science has proven that most, if not all nutrients are needed for the growth and stability of the mind. This means that depression can be prevented through eating “right” is needed to prevent depression. However, today’s fast paced life offer people high fat, high carbohydrate meals, which are loaded with stuff one’s body definitely does not deserve. If a person wants to gain stability in their life, they will switch their lifestyle and eat right. Doctors say that those who do not have the time to eat these nutritious foods take high absorbent multi-vitamins. It will allow the body to function right, along with the brain, as well.

3. Sommeil, Sonno, or in an understandable word: Sleep!

Sleep that knits up the ravelled sleave of care

The death of each day’s life, sore labour’s bath

Balm of hurt minds, great nature’s second course,

Chief nourisher in life’s feast.

~William Shakespeare, Macbeth

One half of the globe is doing it right now. Getting your daily sleep is the most important thing a human can do for themselves. Ever had an unreasonably high blood pressure, but you were not stressed? This may be due to sleep habits. One is injuring their body by not having at least 8 hours of sleep every day. If a person does this the chemical called, serotonin will decrease, which will cause some depression or lead to high blood pressure. Physicians recommend that going to sleep at the same time and waking up at the same will cause one to get self-disciplined and may aid to leading a healthy life.

4. Emotions, Habits, and Reactions

“The walls we build around us to keep sadness out also keeps out the joy.”

– Jim Rohn

Emotions are a very touchy topic (no pun intended). They are not caused by the scenario, but are reflected towards how they are understood. For example, if a missing cat ad was seen on a pole, the person who saw it would not have felt as much pain as the person who actually lost the cat because he/she was close with the cat. However, this situation should not come upon either because no one needs stress.

Emotions can also change in a small period of time. In an example, imagine John (a friend) calls and says to meet by a nearby bench to go to the mall today. Once your there, you wait for literally 3 hours, but no one shows up. It would take a person 20 minutes to get angry about this situation. There are three different paths a person can go at this. If you find John has shown to be irresponsible, that will cause anger. If you think John has gotten himself into trouble, you feel worried and responsible for why he might have gotten hurt. Finally, if you believe that John has forgotten about you or he tricked you, it may cause depression. As seen, the entire circumstances may change the feelings. The best advice one can take is to be optimistic about everything. This may be tough to get used to, but it will cause a greater anger management.

Suppose a friend is going to pick you up so that the two of you can go to watch a movie. Now, suppose that time passes, and your friend does not arrive to get you. Your feelings change, quite literally, from moment to moment. If at first you think of your friend as being insensitive and irresponsible, you will find yourself feeling angry at him. If you think that perhaps something bad has happened to him, you will naturally become concerned. If you think that this person does not care much about you and that is why he is late, you feel rejected, lonely, even depressed.

Ultimately, depression can make one’s life a nightmare if its signs are not taken with utmost seriousness. Therefore, trying to better one’s life with exercise, health, and optimism is the best way to take away depression.

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