Now a day, almost everybody is depressed! We all know someone who is struggling with depression or is on any form of antidepressant medication. These medications are momentarily and they do not eradicate the root causes of depression but rather its symptoms. Depression is usually persistent and long term. If you’re like most people, some days just rock. Sometimes you feel superhuman, other times it can just feel like something is just missing. For example, most people know that low amounts of sleep make them perform poorly, and that’s just a part of life, or they believe that in order to be thin, you should just get used to being hungry all the time. We’ve seen how those ideas stand up to bulletproof methods. Thus we are here today to tell you about all the ways you can tackle depression head on and live a happy life.
Identify the causes of depression in your life
More often than not, depression is a result of countless things happening in our lives contrary to the way we want. You might feel miserable about your job, low self-esteem, sexual frustration, spiritual imbalance and a lot more. Be honest with yourself about what might be off in your life, and make an effort to get to the root of why you might be feeling depressed.
Get your hormones checked
Hormonal imbalance can trigger depression. f your thyroid, adrenal or sex hormones are out of whack, your mood can get all wonky. See a good integrative medicine doctor and ask them to order and interpret your hormonal results.
Look towards the brighter side of things
Countless studies have shown that when you look towards the positive side of things, your mood improves because your serotonin levels increase. It’s been known for years that your thoughts can alter blood flow to the brain, but only recently have scientists discovered that how you think can also alter neurotransmitter levels. Meditation has been shown to increase dopamine levels, and feelings of happiness also alter serotonin levels in your brain.
Move your body
Exercises are the cure for all problems, even depression. It has been proven that exercise can trigger the release of endorphins which are actually feel good hormones. A massive review of most of the available evidence found that exercise is extremely good at improving depressive symptoms and increasing mood. Some forward-thinking agencies are even prescribing exercise instead of antidepressants, because “the risk-benefit ratio is poor for antidepressant use in patients with mild depression.” In other words, exercise is more effective and safer, at least for people with mild depression.
Researchers from Boston University examined the effectiveness of mindfulness-based therapies in alleviating anxiety and depression. They found that meditation had a significant effect on those clinically diagnosed, as well as those with everyday anxiety and mood problems.