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Handling Stress or Depression

3 Tips

By #KristinaWritesPublished 2 months ago 3 min read
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More often than not stress and depression are brought on by the holidays, but this is not always true for everyone that suffers from these conditions. Sometimes it can just be a stressful day or bad news that has caused a bout of depression. It does not have to be a holiday or a huge event to cause stress or depression for someone.

However, the amount of individuals that suffer from stress or depression on a regular basis and never speak about it is astronomical. Oftentimes, people feel as though they have to deal with it on their own so as not to "bother" the people that they love. With that being true, more often than not it is never even brought to the surface. And if we really want to get to the nitty-gritty; this is why so many individuals succumb to suicide, and their family members had no idea that it was coming.

This article is for the ones that are trying to handle their stress or depression so as to keep it off of the shoulders of their loved ones. You may be shocked to find out that there are individuals in this world that are grandiose members of society and still suffering from these conditions. There are ways of coping, to get by until you are at a good point again.

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Get Out: What I mean by this is simply "get out of the house". If you have a dog, put a leash on your dog and take it for a walk around the block. If you have a park nearby then step outside your front door and go sit on a bench at the park. If you live in a rural neighborhood then take a walk around the block. You may be shocked at what fresh air can do for your physical and mental well-being.

Exercise: Raising your blood pressure through physical exercise is much more calming throughout your body than raising your blood pressure from stressing over something that you have no control over. This is not to say that you need to go run a mile! You can simply get out of your chair or off of your bed and do some stretches in your house. Maybe do some push-ups or sit-ups to get your blood pumping.

Cook: Cook a dish or a meal that you love. It does not have to be anything that anyone else likes. Their taste buds are the least of your worries at this point. Go in the kitchen and make a snack that you love or prepare a meal that you may not eat today, you can heat it up tomorrow. Either way, cooking is a wonderfully creative activity that stimulates a portion of your brain to occupy it so that you cannot stress or focus on depression.

These are only three options to help any person that suffers from stress or depression. Not everything works for every single person in the exact same manner. The key to tackling stress or depression is realizing what your triggers are and tackling them as soon as you notice them.

One fantastic measure that anyone who is suffering from stress or depression can rely on is that; this too shall pass. It is not mentally ingrained in our beings to be permanent. Yes, it does take a lot of work to heal ourselves. Especially to heal ourselves mentally. But that is not to say that it is impossible. It is very much possible and it is very much worth it. You, my friend, are worth it.

Until Next Time.


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I love life & everyone in it! I have realized what I really want to do with my life; Write!

So, I'm an Ghost Blogger, Content Writer & Generalized Creator based in Texas and I write about...Life!

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  • Rick Henry Christopher2 months ago

    Thank you for sharing your many insights.

  • Bravo Kristina! Getting out in the daytime is very important. Naturally spiking your vitamin D is vital to proactively inducing a better mood. Moving the body and the act of preparing foods is also excellent for enhancing your demeanor. Love the way you linked out to your website in the article as well.

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