5 Natural Remedies For Depression
“There are wounds that never show on the body that are deeper and more hurtful than anything that bleeds…”
Depression has become a pretty common issue these days. It is like a war; you either win or die trying. You feel lost inside yourself. You feel losing yourself. Ned Vizzini described depression as nightmares. He didn’t want to wake up and he was like having a much better time asleep. And that’s really sad. It was almost like a reverse nightmare, like when you wake up from a nightmare you’re so relieved. And depression is like waking up into a nightmare.
Majority of people suffering from depression can be helped with proper medical treatments, but majority of those people don’t want to seek the treatments. There are many reasons behind this. Some people think that the depression they are suffering from will fade away with time. Some don’t want to face the doctors and some don’t want to just talk about their “problem” with anybody else. Firstly, I would like to say that depression isn’t a problem, you should talk to people about it, share whatever you are feeling.
In those dark times of depression, there are a few anchors to hold on to. The following tips can be your pillars of strength in trying times.
“Are you kidding? I am depressed, and I don’t feel like doing anything”. This is what my mind said when somebody I love suggested me this. But it works. When we exercise, our body temperature rises which calms us, and our body releases chemicals such as endorphins and norepinephrine that make us feel good and happy. An hour of moderate exercise most days of the week can lift mood and reduce stress.
Meditation to cure depression
Meditation a therapy that is more effective than expensive drugs, and also without any side effects. Meditation helps in controlling your anger and helplessness. Meditation is the process of focusing all your attention at one point and to not think about anything. The process unearths our energy from within and circulates it to the whole body. When you meditate regularly, you become stress-free.
Increase the intake of magnesium enriched food
Magnesium enriched food such as almonds, spinach, dark beans, pumpkin seeds, avocado, fig, banana, dark cocoa powder, coffee, boosts your mood and creates energy in each and every cell.
Have you heard about Chocolate therapy? It really works when you are suffering from depression.
Balanced diet and Balanced sleep
Not only magnesium enriched food, you should pay attention to a balanced diet. Proper and healthy diet with lots of fruits and vegetables in different colors can help you in a glowing skin and healthy body. A balanced diet will give your body required nutrients and will keep illness, stress and other health related problems at bay and will also give your skin the required healthy glow.
As per sleep is concerned, when in depression it might be really tough to shut eyes, but remember too little sleep can make depression worse. You can practice yog nidra to combat sleep and stress-related disorders.
Get a routine
Chalk down your routine and work on it. Idle brain is the devil’s workshop. Spend time doing things that make you happy. Remember that until you are happy with yourself, you will not be able to keep anybody happy. A schedule you love can help you in getting back to track.
I know you it is very difficult to swim against the waves of depression. But you have to fight. Don’t let anything control you. It is time to destroy what destroys you. Remember, depression is not a sign of weakness. You’ll soon be fine.
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