DON’T WELCOME IT WITH A HANDSHAKE AND HUG
The most heart breaking thing is to see a beautiful woman with a wonderful family who drifts away in thoughts, loss appetite, restlessness, persistent sadness, decreased energy, thoughts of suicide, difficulty in concentration or feelings of guilt, hopelessness and worthlessness. Loss of interest in activities including sex. It sounds like could happen only in a movie but this is the case of lots of women. They might look very happy, go to work, go about their business but their mind is in a state of chaos. Depression is real and breathing.
The cause of depression is complicated as different women go through different experiences in life but the most common triggers of depression could be ; certain medications, conflicts, personal problems , disturbing past, chronic illness, genetics, death or loss of a loved one, abuse- which could be physical, verbal or sexual.
Sometimes, they battle these feeling alone without their family members and friends knowing what they are going through, if you have ever found yourself on this path, just know that you are not alone. This is what you need to do to keep depression at bay.
Snap out of it
No one deserves to be happy more than you do. snapping out of depression is not such an easy thing to do but you have to do this for you. Rid your mind of traumatic and unhappy thoughts. Depression puts a negative spin on everything, including the way you see yourself and your expectations for the future. When negative thoughts overwhelm you, challenge it. Don’t be shy too seek professional help, be int in terms of medication or undergoing a psychological therapy. do not underestimate the impact of a social support group, it will help you to discuss issues, you might not be keen to discuss outside.
Your nutrition is important
Ensure to eat balanced diet. Eat less of unhealthy carbohydrates and fats, however Omega-3 fatty acids are good mood boosters. You can get that from walnuts, salmons, mackerels, eggs, soybeans and enriched diary products. Avoid skipping your meals and reduce your intake of salt as much as you can. What you eat has a direct impact on the way you feel.
Practise healthy habits
Have adequate rest, keep stress in check and indulge yourself in things you enjoy doing more like playing with a pet, talking with friends, listening to music, watching television, taking a walk or even reading a good book.
Your mental health is your responsibility!