You can try fighting clinical depression as much as you want, and might even succeed at it temporarily. However, if you do not have a firm goal or purpose to continue living, then it’s almost inevitable that you will succumb to the disorder again.
Drifting about in life without purpose is one of the most common causes of clinical depression. If you find yourself adrift, if you find yourself wondering why people around you seem to be able to find a purpose strong enough to motivate them every day, even if their purpose seems superficial to you, stop focusing on those negative thoughts and start focusing on setting a positive goal or purpose for yourself.
You might have reasons for viewing society, or life in general, differently than others. You might strongly believe you are right. Perhaps you encountered a rude awakening to “reality” from the perceived falsehood of your previous way of life or your thinking, and now feel completely disconnected from the community you once engaged with actively. However, resentment towards society at large can, without a doubt, lead to severe depressed emotions and feelings. Perhaps your purpose could be to awaken society to your different viewpoints. This will not happen easily, but again, having a goal to focus on is much better when trying to overcome depressive disorders without directly seeking help, rather than just wandering aimlessly.
Understanding how to fight depression and how to prevent it from ruining your life can be a difficult task. Sufferers of clinical depression usually can tell that there is something not quite right with the way they’re feeling, but some may feel as if they deserve to be in this condition due to their misplaced feelings of guilt.
Depression is definitely a real thing. Though in some cases it is caused by chemical imbalances in the brain, it is not, figuratively speaking, “all in the mind”. It is a real illness. You need to treat it as such and take steps to fight depression, and not just half-heartedly hope to will it away.
The chemical imbalances in your brain can occur after prolonged periods of harboring negative thoughts and feelings of negativity, or after a series of highly stressful events. This imbalance can be fixed with time and effort. Continue reading
There are many different levels of both depression and anxiety, and some people struggle continually with the question of how to fight depression and/or anxiety disorders, while others remain blissfully unaware of such struggles their entire lifetimes. Some people simply do not cope with stressful situations well. This could be due to genetics; some people naturally get very stressed or nervous very easily through no fault of their own, compared to others. Such people are more likely to succumb to depression or anxiety.
Although most people suffer from mild to moderate anxiety issues every now and then, the problem arises when you feel anxious for long periods of time, unable to let the matter go, or occasionally, you may not even understand what exactly it is that you’re feeling anxious about.
So, how do you go about dealing with depression or anxiety disorders if your genetics is against you? You’ll have to learn techniques on how to fight depression/anxiety more effectively. Avoiding stress entirely is not possible in our daily lives, so coping and relaxation methods are essential to learn if you are prone to getting stressed. Continue reading
Learning how to fight depression can be a difficult task as depression makes it difficult for you to go about your day to day tasks. Depression can be spotted through a change in sleeping patterns, lack of motivation, crying for no reason or even a change in eating habits. You may be sleeping for too long or too little, or you could be gouging on comfort food while some lose their appetites altogether. All of it varies from person to person.
If you put your mind to it, figuring out ways of how to fight depression can be fairly easy if you know what you have to do and don’t depend on the aid of pills. The first thing you should do is identify why you’re feeling depressed to start off with. Moods don’t just come out of nowhere; there’s always a reason. Keep a mood diary to see what triggers which moods so that you that you can identify your stress triggers. Don’t dwell on them but talk about them with someone your trust. Talking is the best way to let go of your feelings and feel relief. If you think that there isn’t anyone you can trust, then write down everything in a journal to get it out of your system. Once these thoughts and feelings are out, do something positive. Turn your attention to friends. They would love to know if they’re anything they can do to help you feel better. Continue reading