Although advanced, modern lifestyle isn’t spared of physical and mental disorders. While a slew of previously incurable diseases is now easily healed, there are a few health-related issues that we still haven’t been able to eliminate, primarily because they aren’t considered to be a serious problem. Depression, for instance, is one of the most shunned topics.
Described as a health disorder, wherein the victim persistently experiences a loss of interest in activities, depression is characterized by an unceasing depressed mood. As a result, the one suffering from depression goes through a severe impairment in daily life. In short, depression can be described as a mood disorder.
While its common, depression affected nearly 8.1 percent American adults (20-years-old and above) between 2013 to 2016 in any given two-week period, according to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). There are different forms of depressions, but they all hamper the victim’s ability to work and overall productivity. Aside from that, it affects relationships.
In this article, we will be talking about three forms of experiences that are highly likely to trigger depression and how to deal with it. So without further ado, let’s delve straight into the details.
People nursing a broken heart usually end up hurting themselves physically unless they decide to deal with it in the right way. Losing a soul mate is never easy as it leaves you shaken, especially when you have been cheated. The burning question is how to deal with this situation, especially when your ex doesn’t seem to be as affected as you are because of the breakup.
Take a break from social media
It is important to realize that social media can serve as a platform to convey hurtful messages for a specific person. After breaking up, I have noticed a lot of people resort to posting messages on Facebook, Twitter and other social platforms to show they have moved on or in some cases, are glad that the relationship ended.
Imagine bumping into a post that reads, “Thank God, this is over!” or “He wasn’t good enough.” Avoiding checking the other person’s social media accounts help you ignore what he/she is up to following the breakup. Moreover, I do not encourage people to post their private lives on social media since believe it or not, no one cares.
Meet friends and go out more often
Moving on isn’t easy, nevertheless, it is important for your mental health. One of the best things you could do is to catch up with friends and visit new places that you always wanted to. New experiences, in my opinion, help you overcome the internal struggles to a great extent.
Aside from that, try and spend as much time with your family members as possible. Whether you realize or not, when you are in a relationship, you tend to avoid meeting your friends and spending time with your loved ones. This is a perfect opportunity for you to make up for all the times you said NO to going out with your best friend, mom, dad, and others who care for you.
Although cliche, getting closer to God helps you deal with your depression. I realize it is not always possible for you to cry or pour your heart out in front of your friends or family because you do not want them to worry about you. This is also an ideal situation for praying to God to heal your wounds. Trust me, miracles happen even today.
Another downside of today’s fast-paced lifestyle includes failures – in businesses, personal lives, achievements, dreams, etc. Regardless of the cause, the only solution is to carry on. It is okay to feel depressed when you do not meet your targets or your business plan does not work out as you’d have liked, but in no way, it is acceptable to give up.
Easier said than done, continuing to pursue your dreams require solid motivation, but if you are looking for it outside, you are making a mistake. No one can motivate you, but yourself. Be practical and analyze why you could not achieve what you wanted in terms of your financial goals.
It is imperative for you to realize that nothing comes easy and you need to be willing to fail, get up and try again to achieve your goals. Another important thing for you to consider is whether or not you are following what you want because a lot of people I know are currently aspiring to be billionaires without even understanding what it takes to be one.
Whatever the reason for your depression is, I believe you are the solution to it. Read more, go out more often, spend more time with your loved ones, and do what makes you happy without offending your spiritual side to get over it. I have experienced failures in businesses, been cheated on and been lied to by those I considered my friends, and it took me several years to realize that it is me who has been stopping myself from getting over it.
As mentioned earlier, dealing with depression is easier said than done but if you are bent on healing, there’s no dearth of solutions. I fancy praying every time something doesn’t work out the way I planned or someone leaves, while it praying doesn’t offer instant relief, it helps you vent out to someone you know cares.
If you want me to cover up such topics, feel free to let me know in the comments section below. I’d also love to hear how you dealt with a depressing situation.