Depression – Self-management tips

Know more about depression, signs, and self-management tips to deal with it.

We often get sad with some uninvited and unpredictable life events like losing a lover, failing an exam, ending any relationship, or career failure. However, when this feeling of sadness gets prolonged and starts affecting our daily lives, it means you are heading into depression. 

Some signs of depression include

Difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep; insomnia
Feeling agitated or restless
Feeling tired and lacking the energy
Feelings of worthlessness or excessive guilt
Weight loss or weight gain; or decrease or increase in appetite
Difficulty concentrating or having trouble thinking
A loss of interest in activities previously enjoyed
Frequent thoughts of death or suicide

If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms, it is appropriate to seek professional medical help, especially if you are getting suicidal ideations or thoughts. Do not self-diagnose or self-manage without speaking to a medical professional first. Feel free to seek help, don’t be embarrassed about the condition. There are professionals who can give you the right advice and support that you need to make positive changes to your life. We all need a helping hand at one point of time and there is nothing wrong with it.

Self-management tips for mental wellbeing

Make a proper routine for yourself and include some basic level of activity throughout the day. Yoga, meditation, or a morning walk can help you to start your day on a positive note.

You can read inspirational quotes, "Life's too short to worry about everything", "Let loose and live", and "It is another beautiful day". Whenever you are feeling low, take a look at these types of quotes, this will help in boosting positive energy.

Get engaged in an activity that you normally enjoy. It will keep you busy and occupied.

Try to conversate more and more with friends and family. Their company is very much needed at this time. This will help you to come out from your sadness and will improve your relations too.

Don't deny your feelings. Avoidance is not the way but acknowledgment and acceptance are the first steps toward recovery.

Take a proper meal and sufficient rest. Without a healthy body, you will not have the energy or the mental capacity to fight this battle.

Believe in yourself, don’t try to harm yourself. You have a big life ahead.

Re-set your life's goals. Dream again to rediscover that purpose and meaning in your life which will motivate you to live a more fulfilled life.

Disclaimer: The content on this site is for informational purposes only, and should not be taken as professional medical advice.  Always seek the guidance of your doctor or other health professionals for any questions you may have regarding your health or a medical condition.

 

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About the Author


Renu Gupta

With a background in Pharmacy which is the clinical health science that links medical science with chemistry, I had the desire to mix creativity to these fields. Medicircle provides me an avenue to apply my training in science and interest in creativity together.

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