With Covid-19 running wildly throughout the world and causing many new forms of stress, it seems timely to present an article based on dealing with depression tips.
Everyone on this planet will have experienced physical pain at one point or another, and there is also the chance that they have suffered mentally and emotionally.
Although it could be said that there is a greater awareness around the former than the latter, it doesn’t mean that this is because what is taking place within can simply be overlooked.
As based on how today’s world is, it would be easy to say that what is taking place at a mental and emotional level is not as important as what is taking place at a physical level.
There is then no reason for each area to receive the same amount of attention and everything should stay as it is.
If one has suffered on the inside, they will know that physical pain is not something that is more important. They could find it hard to understand why the world is the way it is, and this is to be expected.
At the same time, if one hasn’t suffered in the same way, they might find it hard to understand why someone would have this outlook. In their eyes, it could be seen as something that doesn’t have much of an effect on how someone experiences life.
In this case, if they were to come across someone who is suffering internally, they might wonder why they can’t just ‘get over it’, for instance. They could believe that these kinds of people are weak.
Therefore, if they were to come across someone who is suffering, they may tell them that they need to toughen up. And that if they were to start taking action or to simply change their life, they would soon feel better.
Still, it would be inaccurate to say this outlook will apply to everyone that hasn’t suffered, as there will be people that have good understanding of what it is like.
This could be a sign that they have friends and/or family who have a mental and emotional problem.
In The Past
Along with this, one may also have suffered in one way or another in the past, and this then gives them a deeper understanding of what it is like.
Either way, they will have the ability to empathize with people who are suffering as opposed to dismissing their experience.
As when one looks down on people who suffers from depression or wonders why they can’t just ‘get it together’, it can be a sign that they find it hard to empathize.
But if they do have this ability, then it shows that something is stopping them from putting themselves in these people’s shoes.
One of the reasons why physical pain receives more attention than mental and emotional pain is due to a number of reasons. For so long, having mental and emotional problems has been seen as something to be ashamed of.
This has then stopped people from reaching out for the support that they need and it then sets them up to suffer in silence.
Fortunately, as time has passed, this is starting to change; however, there are still plenty of people who are still unable to reach out for the support they desperately need.
Part of Life
Having a mental and emotional problem can then become a life sentence and not something that one can gradually move beyond.
It then won’t matter what kind of condition their body is in, as they won’t be able to enjoy the life that they have been given.
One of the most common mental and emotional problems that someone can suffer from is depression.
This can be a something that is fairly mild, or it can be something that is far more extreme.
Through this experience, one can feel down and lose interest in life. Each day will then be a struggle. This is not to say that everyone experiences depression in the same way, as there can be a difference in how if affects people.
At the same time, this is how a lot of people experience life when they are depressed. And when one ends up feeling depressed, they can end up suffering in silence or they can go and see their doctor, for instance.
The Second Option
If one was to go and see their doctor, they might end up being referred to a therapist and/or end up being put on antidepressants.
It could be said that it would be better for them to work with a therapist than to simply take something.
The reason for this is that it will give them the chance to look into why they are experiencing life in this way, whereas if they were to simply take something, they wouldn’t be able to gain a better understanding of themselves.
There is also the chance that it might be better for them to avoid taking anything, but this can all depend on the circumstances.
Through working with a therapist, it will give them the chance to bring their attention within themselves and to take a deeper look into why they are experiencing life in this way.
Yet this doesn’t mean that one needs to work with a therapist in order to do this, as they can do this by themselves.
This can be a time where one can think about when they first started to experience life in this way and what was taking place for them at that time. Or if this in an experience that comes and goes; they can look into what takes place when it comes and what takes place when it goes.
When one’s point of focus is on what is taking place within them, they will be observing their thoughts, emotions and sensations.
The feelings that arise within then could relate to something that has occurred during their adult life or what took place during their childhood.
This can then mean that one is carrying trapped emotions in their body, and this will have an effect on what is taking place in their head.
But like most things in life, it can take a while before one is able to observe what is taking place within themselves.
At the same time, this doesn’t mean that depression is also caused by what is taking place within them, as it can be due to what they eat, the kind of environment they live in and what has been passed down from their ancestors.
When their experience is not their own and it has been passed down, they will be suffering out of their need to be loyal.
Through developing self-awareness one will be able to get the ball moving and from here, they can begin to see why they are experiencing life as they are.
The alternative would be for one to have absolutely no awareness of what is taking place within them and it would then be a lot harder for them to change their life.
If one wants to develop self-awareness, they can do this through working with a therapist and by meditating. A blog I published some time ago on meditation can be found here.
Reading books on self-development can also help.
Are there any comments or observations?
6 thoughts on “Dealing With Depression Tips”
Life hasn’t really been the same since the break out of the ravaging pandemic, alot of people have died of depression other than the virus itself… overcoming the difficulties are comes with the lockdown can be overwhelming and lead’s to alot of heart break and constant furious thought of how to survive…I guess using your tips are the Best ways to overcome this….
Thanks for the update and I wish to see more
Thanks Evans for your timely comments. Yes it is certainly an unprecedented time of frustration and confusion.
Thank you for this wonderful post on dealing with depression tips. The tips you talk about here would seem to be very beneficial for someone dealing with depression. I wish I had seen this about 5 years ago after my divorce. I took the “toughen up” path but, it didn’t work out quite right. I resorted to talking to someone which seemed to help the most. This helped me with the self-awareness you talk about and self-awareness really helped me with my depression.
Great sharing Russ. Thank you so much.
These have been some very useful tips. I personally have felt that Self-Reflection is one that has helped me greatly. It’s really powerful to view or problems through different lens and to check different perspectives. I would also recommend this to anybody that is being affected by depression.
Thanks for this post.
Very helpful comments Abei. Thank you for them.