Dealing with Anxiety and Depression—What Are You Doing Wrong?

by Alesha Wilson
(Wilmington, NC)

It’s okay to be depressed. It’s a natural reaction of your mind when you encounter something that didn’t turn out the way you expected it to. You may feel disappointed with yourself or feel that once again you have failed. And then there’s also the matter of losing someone—surely you cannot jump up with joy when that happens, right?
Dealing with the Negative
People deal with grief, depression, and anxiety differently. It’s true that you have to find your own comfort, but make sure that you do not endanger yourself in the process. After all, you are encouraged to feel the sadness and pain so that you can move on from it afterwards.
A Sweet Escape?
Do not use food as your escape. Sure, sweet foods have a way of lending you happiness for a moment, but are the empty calories you load into your body worth it? Even if you choose desserts that have sugar substitutes in it, it is still dangerous to the body. If you really want to feel better through food, try bananas. They are a natural antidepressant and they can also give you some nutrients.
Release the Pain
Don’t keep it all inside. Find someone you can talk to and start opening up. If you don’t think you can talk about the problem yet, try talking about trivial things. After you feel comfortable with the presence of someone, opening up about more serious things will become easier.
Safety Hazard
Don’t be reckless. Some people who have lost someone they loved tend to forget that they have to care for themselves. Sometimes they even say that it doesn’t matter whether they encounter an accident because at least they will be with that person again. But think about it—will that person like what you are doing to yourself right now?
Depression comes, but it also has to go. You cannot dwell on it for a very long time. You have to stand up and fix your life for the sake of your family and yourself.
Alesha Wilson is a staff writer at, leading natural health website that supplies Prostabel.

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