- Mental Health
How to Relieve Depression and Anxiety Naturally
Relieving Naturally vs. Covering Up
There are many, many antidepressants being prescribed every day.
The problem is: anyone that has a brain has the capacity to become depressed.
It is all about how one takes care of their brain and the way they handle the
situations encircling them throughout their life. They ways that we react in
each day of our life can change the chemistry of our brains. Your brain can
create chronic anxiety and depression if it begins to incorporate it into
everyday thought and attaches it to a person's identity. One must realize that
they are not anxious or depressed; they are just burdening their thoughts with
anxiety and depression. Their thoughts are simply not pure, and this is
understandable in such a fast-paced environment. We are more oblivious to the
way we are handling things; unfortunately, this creates a conflict in a
person's life. They begin to believe they have a disorder and try to cover it
up. They repress certain emotions that cause them worry or strife, which leads
to thinking they have a disease that they must medicate themselves
(antidepressants and anti-anxiety medications). There are signs depression can be cured through will power.
Separate Yourself from the Disorder
There are many ways to relieve these feelings of depression or anxiety. First one must realize that they aren't their mental health problem, and must separate it from themselves. They must realize that certain thoughts they have "aren't them." They are just negative thoughts trying to burden them. Another very beneficial practice is meditation. Meditation increases self-awareness and self-control to help reveal a person to them. Ego-based thoughts can also fuel mental health problems. A damaged ego is constantly searching for a boost, and in doing so one might lose sight of the true goal in everything they do, and thus problems always lie ahead.
Don't Let Things Get You Down
The key to happiness is mental resilience and having a sense of humor and openness towards the problems you have. I know this might sound strange, but next time you are in a predicament try finding something about it to laugh about. Or just laugh in general, and realize that this problem could have brought you down so easily if you had let it. From there, once you have lightened your heart towards the subject, try to think of a solution. Once the small things can get a hold of someone anything can be overwhelming, and this is the opposite of what you want.
Diet Can Make an Enormous Difference
Another useful tool in overcoming depression and/or anxiety is a healthy diet. Many people may be depressed simply because their brain is at a deficit from all of the unhealthy food slowing it down. Many junk foods and preservatives can actually deplete the brain of needed nutrients and do the opposite of the purpose of eating even. There are many signs depression is blamed rather than a lifestyle. Having a well-balanced diet can dramatically increase mood, and many do not realize how much food can affect their mental health. Many foods can revitalize your thinking; reduce brain fog, and overall grogginess. Think about that next time you're biting into a Big Mac.
So there you have it, a little manual to help you live happily day-to-day. I hope that it works for you and that you can overcome any problems posed now or in the future. Thanks for reading, and good luck!
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