Learning how to manage your depression and anxiety, without medication and without allowing it to take control requires some emotional strength and discipline, but it can be done under most circumstances. Severe depression and anxiety, or depression and anxiety caused by medical problems, needs further assistance from a doctor or psychiatrist, but the most typical types of depression and anxiety can be managed and recovereDead from by your own efforts.
Depression and Anxiety Relief without Meds
Some forms of depression and anxiety may need meds to help even out chemical imbalances, but for the majority of occasional depression and anxiety, you can find relief without the side effects that are common including weight gain and loss of libido. The first thing to do if you have depression and anxiety is to get your mind off of it. When you operate with thoughts such as “I am depressed” or “I am anxious” you start to act in ways that increase depression and anxiety. You might begin to lash out at others, or withdraw from the people who count on you to be there for them, your posture starts to slump as if your body is trying to collapse inside itself instead of looking out at the world.
When you first notice you feel depression and anxiety symptoms, raise your posture. When your body thinks you are happy, you will automatically be at least a little bit happier. It is almost magic how that works. After you adjust your posture, get busy. Do whatever it is that you like to do that focuses your mind away from getting stuck with depression and anxiety thoughts. This may take a bit of a push on your behalf, and when you are depressed or anxious, you may not feel like doing that. Do it anyway and just trust it is the best thing to do.
Depression and Anxiety Need to Get Worked Out
Depression and anxiety create a chemical effect that need to get worked out of your body. Any form of exercise is helpful, walking, stretching or just getting up from your chair every hour and walking around your house or office will help. Yoga is an amazing way to help work out depression and anxiety symptoms with specific poses that are targeted to help relieve depression and anxiety symptoms.
Depression and Anxiety Diet
Your diet can have a huge effect on your depression and anxiety. If you are prone to eat more for comfort during these times, try to eat healthy, low fat foods. If you eat less, then take a supplement to make sure you are getting the right amount of vitamins you need in order to help support your mood. For a list of foods that help improve your mood and reduce anxiety levels, contact me and I’ll be happy to send it to you at no cost.
Whatever you do, take care of your depression and anxiety and know that it is treatable and you can become happy and calm. Life coaching can help you get back on track in an effective way, and of course do not hesitate to see a doctor to rule out any physical conditions that may be causing your symptoms.
Take the Inspir3 Depression and Anxiety quizzes to see the rate of your depression and anxiety. If your depression and anxiety is leading to thoughts of suicide, contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 800-273-8255 immediately.