How I (to) Managed my Depression

anxiety

To update my post titled why worry.

In life, we all one way or the other have gone through anxiety. I wish I have a video of my experience because practical feels better. I went through a severe depression, too much worry, fear, shaking, head pain and other symptoms. This anxiety or worry lasted for almost a year in which normal worry should not take that long. I cried like it was the end of the world

How did I manage the situation?

  • I read articles from the internet to understand the situation and know how to solve the problem
  • I told friends and family because in situations like having anxiety, it is quite important to have people around you
  • I went to the movies and did many other social activities
  • I had a daily plan (What I wanted to achieve everyday)
  • Exercised morning and afternoon
  • Had a positive mind that I will be fine
  • Loved myself more
  • Appreciated myself and what I have and learnt to love others irrespective of their behaviours

These where the activities I did constantly when I had depression and now, believe me, I am the happiest person alive. I thought it was the end of the world and felt like there was nothing to live for. I can confidently tell you that be thankful in every situation you find yourself because with the depression I had, I am a better person, more healthier than I was when I didn’t have that severe depression and as I am, I can easily over look and manage easily any difficult situation I find myself in.

If you don’t have a bit of worry, you probably are not doing something right in life. Because we have to succeed in every area of our life, we are prone to get worried. But too much of it, is not good because it leads to mental sickness. How do you handle your worry (anxiety)? Anxiety is a feeling that people don’t take with importance but treated care freely which sometimes when not handled properly, it leads to depression and severe mental health. To achieve anything in life successfully, the first step to always take is to DEFINE and UNDERSTAND i.e have an idea of what that something is. Not knowing and trying to execute most times lead to destruction. Know what is causing you to be anxious, have an understanding of the situation. When you have been able the know what is causing the feeling then you can begin to solve the problem (Anxiety)

When you don’t know the solution to a problem or the end result of a circumstance is not clear, anxiety (worry) creeps in
Since you know that the end of your circumstance is not clear, then you should know that an unconscious mind game is being played because you are thinking about your unclear circumstance. This is one way I use to understand, solve and confront your anxiety

When you are facing anxiety, ask yourself why? why are you anxious? In the past when I go for interview an I’m anxious,  I ask myself  why am I anxious? Is it because of fear of not being taken? or fear of being look down on? or fear of talking to someone? I intermediately answer those questions and begin to take necessary steps to solving those problems

Solving and confronting your anxiety varies from person to person depending on the severity of the depression.

Tips For Solving Anxiety/Depression

  • Self confidence
  • Taking Vitamin B6 and Iron
  • Exercise
  • Meditation and Yoga
  • Talk to trustworthy people
  • Have a positive mindset
  • Eat well and have a good social health
  • Patience. Depending on your experience, depression is sometimes not something that will clear immediately. To be patient is one characteristic we must possess

According to Gwen Moran in 4 ways to make anxiety work for you, “As more people feel the challenges of anxiety, listening to its messages and finding ways to release the negative aspects and channel its power into performance are important skills to master. So, instead of being fearful of the challenge you’re facing, work on focusing on the opportunity within it.

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