3 Top Tips to help you beat Depression
Depression globally, affects over 300 million people, according to World Health Organisation (WHO). In fact some people call it a ‘depression epidemic’ with suicide rates also climbing every year.
I wanted to talk about this subject, as depression and anxiety have been part of my life for many years, although it is only in the last 3 or 4 that I have been able to acknowledge it and speak about it openly. Before that I was too worried about what people would think of me… Part of the ongoing stigma and shame that exists around mental health issues in this country and probably in other countries as well.
I now know, that it is extremely common for a large number of the population to suffer from depression and anxiety and related mental health issues. Depression is very common and it can be treated.
What are the signs?
The signs of depression and anxiety are many and varied. Below is a few of these and it is by no means a complete list.
These can include ongoing sadness, negative thinking, lack of motivation, sleep disturbances, feelings of hopelessness, helplessness, and an increasing inability to cope with day-to-day life.
For me it was like a big black cloak, which blocked out any joy and light in my life, and seriously made me question why on earth I was even here…I realised that I had to make changes in my life or I would not be able to go on. I also realised was that I needed help to do this, and that for me was extremely challenging – me ask for help?? when I prided myself on being able to manage everything myself? That was really stepping out of my comfort zone! I really did had to learn some new skills.
My goal today is to share 3 simple techniques that have gone a long way to help me beat depression and hopefully they can help you too.
Please note I am not advocating that these tools are the only way to manage depression, I am simply sharing some of the ones I have found useful, and in the hope that you may be inspired to try them.
Watch the video below and I will share with you some of those tools that I have learned to make part of my daily routine and that have ultimately been part of my ongoing recovery.
Choosing to live life consciously is not easy at times, it is often about doing things differently and learning new ways of being, particularly challenging if you have always done what you have always done.
Someone a lot brighter than me once said:
‘If you do things the way you always have then you get what you always got’.. Bit of a clever clogs I think!
In the video below I mention a couple of tools you may like to check out
Headspace Meditation for Everyone. Find out more here
Find out more about Louise Hay and her beautiful technique of mirror work
Until next time Wise and Wonderful Woman,
remember you are amazing
sent with love