The feeling of helplessness, emptiness is often associated with the state of depression. It can, not only leave you feeling drained of energy, but also fills you with the feeling of emptiness and leaves you fatigued. Visiting a psychiatrist can help you recover faster. As many people consider it to be taboo they don’t find enough strength to seek professional help.
If you are strong-willed, then simple natural tips can help you find your way back to normal life. When Manish, 30, found that what he is facing is depression he was hesitant to reach out to the psychiatrist for help. Society may pose a threat in some cases, but you need to overcome it.
Here, are a few ways in which you can overcome depression on your own.
Ways to Fight Depression Naturally
Accept your condition
Depression is a common phenomenon. Millions are affected by this disorder but not everyone is able to accept this reality even if face similar circumstances as any other person. With this disorder, every day is different with a variety of challenges and obstacles. They go through a plethora of emotions but find it hard to accept the reality.
One must take care of their mental health and come to accept their situation. They need to understand their situation is not a permanent one and will change with time. with self-treatment, you can overcome depression to some extent. Accepting that you have depression is the first step to getting out of depression. Love yourself.
Don’t hide your emotions but do something constructive out of it
Many of us suppress our feelings and try to hide them from others. This may seem like the best strategic way to fight depression but in the long run, it may be unhealthy for you.
Having a bad day, then let it out. Feel the emotions flowing through you and let the emotions out. Try to come out of it once you do so. Scribble down your feelings, this will surely help in lifting your spirits. When we are depressed, we are often engulfed by negative thoughts. Once you have written them down, they tend to leave your body in a whoosh.
Noticing the swing of depressive symptoms can help you in self-assessment that brings hope.
Tomorrow, things will change
Whatever emotions, feelings, thoughts you are facing today won’t be there tomorrow. Things will change.
Use self-affirmations to tell yourself that activities that you could not accomplish today will be completed tomorrow. You still have tomorrow to complete your work. Once you accept this it becomes easy to get out of the depressed state.
Tomorrow will give you a fresh start.
Try to pick right out of the wrongs
Sometimes we are left perturbed by the small event. We recollect those negative memories more than focusing on the right things. Instead of looking at the bright side of the coin, people facing depression tend to worry about the wrong side. So, at the time of reminiscing, we focus more on one thing that went wrong rather than a lot more things that went right.
So, to come out of the depression it is important to stop overgeneralization and recognize the good part. It is better to write the positivity that may be hidden behind that bad event.
Visit orphanages and old age homes
When we are depressed we often think that we are the only unfortunate ones left in the whole wide world. Visiting an old age or orphanage can change that outlook of yours. It will benefit you in two ways:
- It will help you realize how lucky you are to be born with so many positive things
- Doing a good deed can fill you with positivity instantly.
Bring them some eatables and spend some time with them and you will be a changed person when you come out of there.
Try to deviate your mind
Fighting depression is not an easy task. You may not like anything anymore. You may feel like staying put at home. To overcome this situation, you must try to do the opposite of what you feel.
Listen to music (not the gloomy ones), buy some plants, start gardening, paint (you don’t need paper, paint your emotions on the wall). These are some of the ways to revive your interests. The main motive is to deviate your mind from everything negative going around you.
Build a pseudo world
Create your own happy bubble that will help you stay in bliss. It is evident that the person suffering from depression is not happy with the present scenario. Try to change that in your pseudo world.
Train your mind that everything will turn upright, all you need is some time. in this false world, you must start with ignoring what negativity is surrounding you. Focus on the positive to stay motivated.
Set attainable goals
Finally, after Manish reached out to the psychiatrist for help he was made to write his condition with why he felt depressed. This small activity helped him realize what made him depressed.
You don’t want a long list of goals to achieve positivity. Compile two lists; one with short term goals and the second with a long-term one. Smaller goals will include:
- De-cluttering your space
- Clear your mails
- Prepare food for the family, etc.
For long-term one’s:
- Go on trip
- Get a job
- Complete a course
Once you complete the goals you will find confidence-building within you. Short-term goals will give you the strength to reach out for long-term goals. With every achievement, you will overcome the word depression faster.
According to the best psychiatrist in Delhi, the inner strength of a person is bigger than any medicine. Psychiatrists treat the patients who are dealing with depression by talking to them and understanding their problems. If they are self-motivated they can overcome this state easily. Medication is always a last resort. Fighting depression won’t be easy but it is never impossible.
Dr. Shashi Kumar, MBBS, MD (Psychiatry), is a highly regarded psychiatrist in Delhi. With extensive education from esteemed institutions like Patna Medical College & Hospital and AIIMS, he has built a strong foundation in the field. Dr. Kumar’s expertise spans Adult Psychiatry, Depression, Anxiety, Old Age Problems, Epilepsy, Chronic Headaches, Psychosexual Disorders, and Addiction. He currently operates the Sri Ganesh Psychiatry Clinic in Shalimar Bagh and Rohini Sector 16, providing exceptional care to patients. Alongside his commitment to the Indian Spinal Injuries Centre, he also serves at Max Hospital in Shalimar Bagh. Dr. Kumar’s reputation as one of the best psychiatrists in Delhi stems from his deep knowledge, experience, and dedication to improving mental health.