Defined among other ways as feelings of severe despondency and dejection, depression weighs many minds down, breaks courage and self-assurance and keeps lots of people unhappy. The canker also noxiously hurls insecurity at its victims. Given the foregoing pernicious effects, I have decided to share these 5 things to ensure you never get depressed again.
Causes of Depression
Before we lurch into the linchpin, let’s touch upon the causes of depression.
While MayoClinic.org puts it that it’s not known exactly what causes depression, the thorn can be traced to factors such as:
- Pressure or stress
- Loss (the death of a loved one, for example)
- Misconception about oneself
- Tedium or boredom
- Hormonal changes (menstrual cycles, pregnancy, for example) etc.
Symptoms of Depression
The symptoms of depression include the following:
- Reduced appetite and weight loss or increased cravings for food and weight gain
- Tiredness and lack of energy, so that even little tasks are found tiring
- The presence of anxiety, agitation and/or restlessness
- Unexplained physical problems, such as back pain or headaches
- Trouble thinking, concentrating, making decisions and remembering things
- Frequent or recurrent thoughts of death, suicidal thoughts, suicide attempts or suicide
- Sleep disturbances, including insomnia or sleeping too much
- Slowed thinking, speaking or body movements
- Feelings of sadness, tearfulness, emptiness or hopelessness
- Loss of interest or pleasure in most or all normal activities, such as sex, hobbies or sports
- Angry outbursts, irritability or frustration, even over small matters
- Feelings of worthlessness or guilt, fixating on past failures or self-blame
5 Things You Must Know To Keep Depression Away
Having established the foregoing, let’s now divulge the five things that would help you maintain depression under your feet, inert.
1. Understand that no one has it all.
People feel depressed because they feel they are the only ones facing end-of-the world challenges. But everyone has challenges. There’s no one who has everything they want. Where wealth is abundant, fear of security creeps in. And where there’s lack of it, there’s insecurity. This is why the poor are easily intimidated. If you are lucky to be blessed with one good thing; you would find that you lack another. Some people are wealthy but you have challenges with health. You may have good health but no money at all. Challenges is part of life. Given life’s complexity, we always experience one challenge or another. Added, we are always wanting of something. Clearly, Abraham Maslow’s Needs theory shows that is a wanting being.
Only those who persevere and are resilient enough, ever go past conquering the everyday challenge. Be up and doing. Success is lots of hard work and challenges in life never ends. Given the foregoing, do not indulge in thinking or worrying because of the things you’ve not yet have.
2. No one is without a flaw
No one is 100% better than the next person and no one’s perfect. No person comes in a complete package. You may lack what another has. You may think you are not pretty but you are intelligent and most of those pretty ones you envy, wouldn’t be as intelligent as you are. Everyone has a flaw. No one is ever perfect. In this way, there is really no need to feel dissatisfied over anyone’s feature or success. Some may be blessed with lots of success but those success do come with lots of challenges an ordinary unsuccessful person cannot handle. Be content and easy on yourself.
3. Success requires a lot of work
Know that, while someone is spending time wallowing in self-pity and anger, someone somewhere is having sleepless night trying new things or trying to meet a target achievement. Understand that those people, who you envy, actually didn’t become successful overnight. They worked tirelessly day and night, taking random risks until they hit a goldmine.
Success comes with lots of sleepless night. Success comes with a focus and determined mind. You need to learn how to be mentally strong. Successful people may try and fail countless times but they never relent. They kept trying and they never allow themselves to be bullied or allow failure anxiety to take over them.
4. Life with a focused goal has no place for depression
Everyone in life should have a focused goal. Map out a life-goal and work tirelessly until it materializes. When you keep your mind focused on your life goals, it would help you keep pushing and you become so busy you won’t even realize how time roll off. Twelve hours become too short and you wish the day gets longer.
At the end of a tired day, you only wish to lay down and rest for another goal-focused day. Subsequently you will never have a place in your life for depression to set-in.
5. Find a lover and keep them
They say “Love conquers everything!” Love is a beautiful thing and keeps you strong. People feel better when they know they mean something to someone. This makes them feel special. In a protective clothing love offers, everyone can soar high enough and conquer even the impossible. Love lends you self-assurance, confidence and warmth, keeping depression at bay.
The five foregoing facts should help you against depression. They’ve helped me a lot. How do you feel now that you’ve known them and do you think you’d get depressed again? If you feel you would, ask yourself the question, “Why do I get depressed?” and surmount that thing. When this is done, you’d come out exuberant.
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Please, obliterate whatever makes you get depressed, especially because the damages they cause are way more than them. It was mentioned that hormonal changes can cause depression. Where this is the case, or where your depressive experiences persist, please kindly see a medical expert.
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