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Alleviating Depression and Anxiety


Do you think depression has an effect on the brain and our energy levels? Do you think there are way, if yes, to alleviate the outcome and effects of depression and anxiety on ourselves?

Well, the answer is yes and it is very interesting as well. Depression or anxiety are known to drains your brain, its energy, any hope you have about being recovered, and you drive to succeed and live life. It becomes extremely difficult to do anything which can make you feel better.

Recovery from depression seems very challenging, but it is not entirely impossible to cure and come out of. It can be beaten by your thoughts and willpower. For the challenge for depression, start small and do one step at a time. There is a long way to go, but the journeys begin and proceed with one step at a time.

How to reduce the ill feeling of depression and anxiety?

First and foremost thing for a person suffering from mental disorders is acceptance. Once the illness is accepted, next big thing t conquer is getting the right support you need to alleviate depression and anxiety. Remember isolation and loneliness can do the opposite effect for depression and it can become really worse. Having the right close relationships and social activities constitute the best possible ways to keep up the live moving and living ahead.

Ways to challenge negative thinking:

Start thinking outside of yourself. Set fewer targets which are very much realistic. You should start allowing and forgiving nature for your not so perfect own self. This will release your burden of performing at impossibly high standards. Just try to fight the self-imposed stress. Challenge negative ways of thinking and mix up with positive and chirpy people. Figure out how you would react in the difficult situation. Keep up a “negative thought log." Check your log when you’re in the right mood and lighter state of mind. Consider if the negativity was truly warranted or asked for in the current situation.

Things to do to reduce anxiety and depression

1. Do things you enjoy now or used to enjoy earlier in life.

2. Push yourself to do things, rather than just sitting at one place and not doing things. You will be feeling better and more connected.

3. Don’t skip meals. Aim to eat something at least once in every 3-4 hours.

4. Minimize sugar and refined carbohydrates.

5. Boost your B vitamins since the deficiency in vitamins B can initiate/trigger depression.

6. Try super-foods bananas, brown rice and spinach

7. Start chromium supplement. It lowers carbohydrate cravings, and relaxes the mood changes and increases the energy levels.

Sometimes crying or laughing
are the only options left,
and laughing feels better right now.

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