Depression is bad but the worst thing about depression is the fact that it can strike back any time. There have been numerous cases of relapse even after getting proper medical attention for depression. If you or loved one has been a victim of depression, you know that it is not an easy thing to deal with as it brings along a vast array of physical and mental challenges which considerably increase the chances of a relapse.
We, at DocsApp, are always ready to help and that’s why we are listing down some simple things that you can do to keep depression at a distance and minimize the chances of a relapse.
Exercise regularly as it releases endorphins- the feel-good chemicals in the body which helps in boosting a person’s mood. It can also serve as a great source of distraction
Work on yourself as it will give you an enhanced sense of self-confidence and self-esteem. This is extremely important in depression cases that stem out from body image issues, bullying, etc.
Indulge in a healthy lifestyle by sleeping for 8 hours and eating a balanced diet, A healthy body is a happy body and less prone to depression.
Stay away from toxic substances like alcohol, prescription medicines, cigarettes as they serve as triggers and can also increase the risk of a relapse.
Build strong connections with your family, friends and other near and dear ones. Support from loved ones goes a long way in dealing with depression.
Reduce sources of stress by indulging in activities of leisure and other calming activities like meditation and yoga. Do whatever it takes to ensure that your mind is distracted from the source of your depression.
Eliminate all triggers that can potentially cause depression or increase the chances of relapse. These triggers can be things, people, thoughts, etc. Do everything you can stay as far away as possible from these triggers.
If you’re undergoing treatment, ensure that you complete the course of your treatment. Abandoning your treatment can increase the chances of a relapse.
Increase your sources of positivity by reading books, watching movies and indulging in activities that give you a sense of meaning and purpose in life.
The most important thing is to accept your mistakes, learn from them and grow as an individual. Acceptance of one’s mistakes considerably reduces the chances of a relapse.
If you ever feel that the chances of a relapse are relatively high, don’t hesitate to talk a Counselor and seek help. Suffering in silence will only make the situation worse and get you back to square one.
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