By Chris Robertson
Depression is a serious condition that can affect a person in all areas of their life. About 25% of all people experience some form of depression at some time in their life. Statistics show that women are affected slightly more often than men. Depression can be caused by different contributing factors. These can include physical problems, lifestyles, behavior, and relationship problems.
Everyday life can cause ups and down in emotional health, which are completely normal. Elation comes from good experiences and happiness from joyful events. Normal sadness and grief come from loss and disappointment. But a person who suffers from depression doesn’t just feel down for a while. It is a distressing illness that causes a person to feel lonely, trapped and incapacitated.
Many times a person does not know how to battle depression because they are not aware that they are suffering from it. The common symptoms include changes in appetite, sleeping habits, lethargy, and loss of interest, fatigue, lack of concentration, feelings of worthlessness, and maybe thoughts of death or suicide.
When you have been diagnosed with depression or recognize that you have it, you need to do something about it. Sometimes doctors will prescribe a prescription to help but the side effects and dependency may not be worth it. It may be up to you to battle depression and find a new outlook to help yourself.
Besides emotional causes, physical deficiencies and bad health can also contribute to depression. If you really want to battle and overcome depression you may need to take charge of your fate. A healthy diet will improve your outlook and exercise will give you renewed confidence.
Another way to battle depression is to do something nice for someone else. This takes your mind off yourself and your problems and makes you feel better. Even if you feel unhappy you can make someone else feel happy because of your thoughtfulness. Your heart and mind will be comforted as well. As we do things for others we might see deeper into ourselves and discover things we did not know.
Staying busy is also a good way to battle depression. When you are depressed, you don’t feel like doing anything, but you should make yourself do something. You may not feel like finishing a task but it is better than being idle and having too much time to think self-defeating thoughts.
Seek Help from Others around You
Trying to figure out the answers to questions such as “who are we” and “why are we here” without help from others will not encourage healing thoughts. Sometimes we need others to shed light on our situation and to help us get through the depression. This may be a friend, spiritual mentor, or someone else. There are even self-help books to help you overcome moments of depression such as the Human Operations Manual that was written by Lyndon Allicock (distributed by NUCOM Systems).
Don’t Give in to Depression
In our modern civilization there are many ways to get help. We can do our part to bring peace and goodwill to others and help redesign civilization. If we battle depression in our lives, we may make a difference in someone else’s life or future. Find a way to be productive and have a purpose for living each day. Who knows which one of us could contribute to peace on earth and alter the fate of the world?
Chris Robertson is an author of Majon International, one of the worlds MOST popular internet marketing companies on the web. Learn more about Battle Depression – New Outlook or Majon’s New Age directory.
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