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How To Overcome Depression Naturally – Spark Up Your Life Again!

 

Depression is the leading cause of so many diseases and disabilities according to W.H.O. It affects all genders and all races, it affects the rich, the poor, the young and the old. Depression affects our ability to live a full and rewarding life, it affects our productivity at work, it affects our performance in school, it affects our relationship with family and friends. According to World Health Organization, 85% of people with this challenging health problem in low and middle income countries do not get the required medical care, so it is very important to know how to overcome depression naturally and spark up the life of anyone who is depressed around us.

It is usually my style to look at some inspiring quotes from great minds on how to overcome depression naturally by take back our mind.

Quotes About Depression

“Recession is when a neighbor loses his job. Depression is when you lose yours.”

Ronald Reagan


“A big part of depression is feeling really lonely, even if you’re in a room full of a million people.”

Lilly Singh


“The biggest thing I’ve had to overcome was clinical depression. Your mind is the most powerful weapon you have once you can get control of your mind… I had to stop hearing the negative voices where Jennifer was not worthy of love or living.”

Jennifer Holliday


“I go through a lot of depression, and I know other people do, too, but I have an outlet that so many people don’t. If you have that inside of you and can’t get it out, what do you do?”

Billie Eilish


“Once a week, I like to slip into a deep existential depression where I lose all my sense of oneness and self-worth.”

Bo Burnham


“Depression runs in my family on both sides, and I have to be wary.”

Dolly Parton


“I’ve suffered through depression and anxiety my entire life.”

Lady Gaga


There is no fulfillment in things whatsoever. And I think one of the reasons that depression reigns supreme amongst the rich and famous is some of them thought that maybe those things would bring them happiness. But what, in fact, does is having a cause, having a passion. And that’s really what gives life’s true meaning.

“Ben Carson”


“I believe that everyone experiences depression to some degree at some time in their lives. And there are probably millions of people who live with a low level of sadness and heaviness day in and day out.”

Joyce Meyer


In general, the more food we eat in its natural state – without additives – and the less it is refined, the healthier it will be for us. Food can affect the mind, and deficiencies of certain elements in the body can promote mental depression.

Ezra Taft Benson


“Clinically speaking, depression is a pessimistic sense of your own capabilities, and despondent lack of energy.”

Jane McGonigal


 

Definition Of Depression

According to World Health Organization, Depression is a common and medical illness that negatively affects how you feel, think or act. It is treatable and it causes feeling of sadness, loss of interest in activities previously enjoyed at home or at work and this low feeling is persistent for over 2 weeks.

 

Causes And Risk Factors Of Depression

  • Environmental and Social Factors – Lack, neglect, violence, insecurity, conflict, job loss, retiring, divorce, death of loved one, sexual abuse, Covid-19 challenges etc.
  • Biochemistry and Medication – The effect of certain chemicals on the brain, illnesses and certain medications can trigger depression.
  • Genetic Factors – Depression can be a family based problem.
  • Personality Factors– Low self-esteem, pessimistic view of life, lack of capacity to cope with stress.

Signs, Facts And Overcoming Depression Naturally

Facts

According to The Americal Psychiatric Association, Depression can strike at anytime and it can affect anyone. Research also shows that women suffers depression more that men; maybe because women are more emotionally sensitive than men. About 7% of all adult suffer depression in a particular year and about 264 million people suffer depression worldwide. Depression is a medical issue. It is also different from grief. Grief occurs after a loss of a loved one, it is feeling of sadness but it is usually mixed with flashes of good memories of the past and also personal self-worth is maintained, but depression is persistent sadness without remembrance of any good past, and worthless self feeling that is consistent and persistent.


Signs


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– Persistent feeling of sadness.

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– Suicidal thoughts, plans of death.

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– Excessive guilt feeling and unrealistic low self-esteem and image, feeling worthless.

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– Loss of concentration at work, school and sharp fall in productivity or grades.

5
– Lack of interest in activities previously enjoyed. Avoiding people and relationships previously enjoyed.

6
– Sleeping problem and change in appetite. Too much weight loss or gain not related to dieting.

Overcoming Depression Naturally

1 – Show gratitude for what you have. Be grateful for the blessings of life and nature around you. Count your blessings and name them one by one, it will surprise you what the Lord has done!

2 – Render small help and service to people. The secret of full life is Giving. When you give, you will receive. When you lack anything, give it. When you feel lonely, be a companion to someone.

3 – Take hold of your mind. Pause and ponder. Depression take control of the mind and kills motivation. Take control of your mind back. Allow motivation to return to your life.

4 – Set daily workable goals. Do not dwell on unrealistic goals. Do not compare yourself to another. You are a different person with different destiny.

5 – Focus on relationships that lift up your spirit. Some people are kill-joy, avoid them.

6 – Engage in exercise and hobbies that makes you happy.

7- Avoid alcohol and caffeine

8 – Sing Praises to God and listen to music

9 – Talk to a counselor and people you trust around you.

So it can be seen that Depression is no respecter of personality and it can affect anyone during the different seasons of life, especially with the current global issues when businesses are crumbling, jobs are lost, people are losing their loved ones from the pandemic, people who depend on warmth of others are asked to distance themselves and stay indoors, uncertainty of the future, lack of basic necessities of life etc. It is our responsibility to make effort to remain positive and help everyone around us who we can help in any way possible, by lifting someone’s spirit with our little kindness, we are surely bringing someone out of depression, bringing back the spark in their lives and giving our life a boom.

I hope with these few ideas, I have added little to making your day worthwhile. Please encourage me by leaving a comment, liking the post, sharing it and asking your question. Do not forget to let us know what you think is responsible why women get more depressed than men.

Bye for now until next post, please stay safe and Happy Easter.

Cheers,

Joseph

joseph@ideasforboom.com

Joseph

Professional Accountant finding fulfillment in helping people develop their capacity and become the best they can be through simple Life Enriching Ideas. The secret of all round growth is to become more valuable.

18 Comments

  1. Good one, depression is really bad and cause alot of harm in people’s life and according to WHO which you rightly stated, is the cause of many diseases and disabilities, it effects everything in one’s life and hinder productivity, it also prevent one from living a fulfilling life, before now i didn’t know that depression is treatable, i thought that the affected person will heal when he or she choose to..Thanks to this article i know better..Thanks again for this great work.

    • Thanks Alexy for your contribution and comment. Depression is treatable because it is a medical disorder. It is an enemy of full life as you have stated.

      Thanks and stay safe.

  2. very nice post! I agree with you that depression can be naturally treated. I am in a poor country where we do not have the means to access medical treatment. What I do practice that helps me daily is setting reachable goals. This helped me a lot because they are easy goals and when I go beyond my goals, I feel so happy. Another thing that helps me daily is my faith in God. It helps me to take hold of my mind, motivate me and help me go beyond my own feelings.

    Thanks for sharing!

    • Thanks Adyns68 for your comment. Setting reachable goals and scaling it up after achieving each goal usually motivate up and increase our sense of worthiness. Our faith as you said is our greatest helper. I appreciate your great contribution. Cheers.

  3. This is a very vital article that needs to be pass on to the general public in times like this that this pandemic is ravaging the world, as a result of this fast spreading disease a lot of people have been out of jobs just to obey the lockdown order by the government not considering how they may survive the hash conditions of life. Around the globe, since the outbreak of covid19 a lot of people have died of starvation, and a lot are out there that are depressed.

    Its only a great psychologists that would think the way you do to come up with a such article on depression and how to overcome it, we have seen the cons and pros of depression, let’s try to motivate people around with such nice quotes to keep them through their rough times

    • Hello Evans, thanks for your contribution. It is very true that so many people are right now depressed because of this evil pandemic of Covid-19. Most people really need helps right now. Cheers and stay safe.

  4. Hello Joseph, I believe depression is one of the major silent killers in the world. So many people are victims of this disease yet are unaware of the dire consequences it can have on their lives. Thank you for shedding light on such a critical factor of humanity and also addressing ways to control it. God bless you for this

    • Thanks Codjoe for your comment. Depression is really a major silent killer because anything that take control of the mind is really deadly to our happiness and having a fulfilled life. Cheers

  5. Dear Joseph, thank you for sharing your thoughts on this article. Depression is real and I can certainly identify with Ben Carson and Jane McGonigal’s quotes that you shared. We can very well be earning good salary, have seemingly perfect lives but deep inside we can still feel empty and inadequate. This is still a battle I constantly face but what I have learned that could help is to journal. Write down our sadness and why we feel the way we feel. From there, see how badly we are treating ourselves with our thoughts and our minds. All the self talk becomes evident when we journal. End every journal entry with loving words that we say to ourselves. For me, my favourite personal quote is “I am my own champion. I champion me.”. Committing time to helping others, as what Ben Carson shared is a great way to support this. Journal about how we helped someone. Once again, thank you very much for this article. Have a nice day!

    • Wow.. Steve, thanks for your helpful contribution. Making journal of our feelings and ending it with positive self talk. “I am my own champion” is so powerful. It is good to believe in ourselves and set reachable goals, that takes away so much pressure from us. Thanks for your comment. Cheers.

  6. Dear Joseph, depression is deadly as any worst sickness you can think of. Any solution to it saves millions of mankind. Your write up is in line to the solution.

    • That is correct, depression is a silent killer, affecting so many people and causing several other health problems. I hope this article will help someone somewhere. Thanks. Cheers.

  7. Wow. another amazing article. Thanks for the aspect of overcoming depression naturally. this is the part that really caught my attention the more. Just by showing gratitude for what I have and rendering help to people around me can go a long way as far as taking care of a depressed person naturally. This article have really spark up something inside of me. Thanks once again for sharing especially at the period of covid19.

    • Sure, the article is most helpful at this time when many people are depressed and need all sorts of small small assistance to brighten their lives once again. Thanks.

  8. Hi Joseph. I really liked Ronald Reagan’s quote. It’s humorous but it’s steal dealing with a very sensitive and important topic in our lives. Depression can even kill us so we must constantly watch out.

    One of the things that has really helped me is showing gratitude. Genuinely showing gratitude. And if we think about it it’s easy, we have so many reasons to be grateful!

    • Hi Ann, it is very true that gratitude help a lot when we are depressed. But the problem is that we usually fix our focus and mind on the things we do not have yet rather than what we can give. Thanks.

  9. Nice article to read during this time when most countries are lockdown and we have to stay home. Life is so different now.
    Many people will find life stressful and feel depressed.

    Thanks for sharing the many ways we can overcome depression. For me gratitude is important. Every day we should have many things or happenings that we are grateful for.

    I think women get more depressed than men because women do not forget their problems easily. They always think about their problems.

    • Thanks Christine for your great contribution. The article will help at this time for sure. Good to know that women do not forget easily their problems by nature while Men see themselves as strong and try to suppress their emotions. Thanks and stay safe

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