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5 Ways to Cope with Depression

by Better Lyf Online Counselling Psychologist

Everything feels more difficult and challenging for a person who is dealing with depression. Daily tasks such as the workplace, meeting with friends, mornings will feel like a struggle. Depression is not something you can't cure. Here in this article, we will find out how to cope with depression symptoms and improve your quality of life. 


Here are 5 tips for cope with depression.


Build a Support Network

One of the most valuable things you can do to better yourself with depression other than medication, depression counselling and therapy is to develop effective social support.


For some, this may mean forming more effective ties with mates or family. Knowing you can count on supportive cherished ones to help can go a long way to improving your depression.


For others, a depression help group can be key. It may involve a community group that meets in your area or you might find an online support group who meets your needs.


Reduce Your Stress

When you're under stress, your body creates more of a hormone called cortisol. In the small amount of time, this is a good thing because it helps you prepare up to cope with whatever is producing the stress in your daily life. For a long time, it can cause many problems for you, including depression. The more you use methods to reduce stress, the better because it will lessen your risk of growing depressed thoughts. 


Improve Your Sleep Hygiene

Sleep and mental peace are closely related. People with the major depressive disorder face sleep disorders. Sometimes a person is not able to sleep when he in depression or he will face difficulties in struggle to get out of bed because you feel exhausted all the time.

Good sleep hygiene could be key to increasing the status and amount of your sleep. Go to complete silence room like dim light, no electronics. The best you can do read a good book. 

Remember doing work in your bedroom, can cause you to associate your bed with stress, slightly than relaxation. 


Learn How to Stop Negative Thoughts

The negative thoughts make a home in a depressed person mind and that is so much dangerous for him. Changing those negative thoughts can improve your mood. The popular treatment like Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is a type of therapy that works to alter habitual patterns of cold thinking called cognitive distortions to eliminate depression. Also, some self-help books and video can help these negative thoughts. 


Improve Your Eating Habits

Diet of a person and mental health both are closely related. Improving nutrition can prevent mental illness. Many brain-essential nutrients can affect depression. Data shows that zinc deficiency increases symptoms of depression. talk with your physician see if he can suggest you some vitamins or supplements.


Hope now you get the idea to cope with the depression in the right way. 


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