What You Need to Know About Depression! | Health

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Depression is a mental health disorder
Depression is a mental health disorder that leads to a variety of emotional and physical problems. It is a mood disorder that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest and it negatively affects how we feel, the way we think and how we act.

Let’s look at it from a psychological perspective.

Being depressed is basically being in the dark, mentally and physically and no happiness is found in the dark. For those who have lost their light and sparkle, they are prisoners of their own mind.

They are ashamed and believe they are not enough or they are not capable of winning the current battle they are faced with, they need to understand that as long as they are alive there is hope and are capable of overcoming anything but first have to free themselves from the mental prison that they have caged themselves.

Here are some reasons for depression

1) Forgetfulness: They have forgotten their worth and what they can become often as a result of some factors like abuse.

2) Cognitive Prison: mental prison is very common nowadays. They are prisoners of their own mind and they are the key to set themselves free.

3) The Big Step: Whatever is the contributing factor to their depression has to be taken away. It could be work, a partner or anything. We all deserve to be happy and live life to the fullest and if anyone or anything is not allowing you to be positively productive in all area of your life, it needs to be taken away. For instance, if you are in a relationship that causes you a lot of pain and leaves you a shadow of yourself despite the effort put to make it work, you need to run from it. There is nothing wrong in looking out for your self.

What depression does to you:

1) Erratic sleep habits
2) Abnormal loss of appetite/abnormal increase in appetite
3) Self-destructive habits/suicidal thoughts
4) Muscle stagnation
5) Constant fatigue
6) Back pain and headaches

People who are depressed constantly seek self-pity or validation especially from their partners. They think this will make them change for them. It’s the worst way to live. They need to understand that we only live once, we need to live every day being the best version of ourselves and no one can do that for us except “us”. Our happiness should not be determined by a person or thing, it’s a choice we ourselves constantly need to make.

It’s so sad when you hear people say things like “ how can she kill her self because of heartbreak “ or “he’s stupid to commit suicide because he lost a job”.

What we don’t understand is that that was the breaking point, the point they felt I’ve had enough and can’t do it again.
Everyone is faced with different challenges and we all cope differently and then they are some that lose it completely, they tell themselves they are not strong enough to cope.

Ever had a bad day, you’ve been holding it in, then you get home and then something small like your food has been eaten or you looking for your keys make you burst into tears and people around you are wondering why you are crying over something as insignificant as that, but you understand that it’s because of piled-up emotions and that little the incident was the breaking point for you. That’s the same way it is for those people, does that make their actions justified, NO! on the contrary, that was the wrong route to take.

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Let’s explore different ways to fight depression:

1. Be Active:
Depression can drastically reduce your energy level,
Depression can drastically reduce your energy level, try to exercise and do fun activities. Exercising increases the neuro-plasticity of your brain and release neurochemicals called endorphins which helps elevate mood.

2. Avoid Isolating Yourself:
being alone by yourself is one of the fastest ways of worsening depression
being alone by yourself is one of the fastest ways of worsening depression. Avoid being by yourself too much, try to be around people, especially people you are comfortable talking to. A bit of good advice or an encouraging word can help you feel better. Your friends and family will appreciate knowing what’s going on with you and help you be at your best.

3. Think Positively And Realistically: Thinking bitter and negative thoughts over and over again is a trademark of depression. Making changes to stop these negative rumination can take time but persisting to change it to positive thoughts can make a major difference.

4. Focus On Your Health: Poor health can lead to increased depression and less happiness or well being. Identify possible health-related links to your depression and combat them.

5. Avoid Drugs And Alcohol: These are responsible for detrimental health effects and should be avoided.

6. Volunteer Your Time: Helping others can help you feel better and create a positive identity. Try to volunteer your time in doing good, it not only distracts you but it can help you feel better and yourself

7. See A Therapist: A therapist will be very helpful in speeding your recovery process. A therapist can also help educate you about your depression guide you on your journey to overcome depression.

Suicide is not an option, why to take a risk and take your life when you don’t even know what’s on the other side..... you can succeed and you can defeat.

Just like they say in the game of thrones... “what do we say to the god of death, not today “

And to the rest of us... let’s pay attention to our loved ones. They may be fighting secret battles and are scared to speak out... they need to understand they can tell us anything and we are here for them anytime.

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How to Make Your Skin Look Amazing! | Beauty

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The skin is not only the largest organ in the body but the first thing people see when they look at you.
The skin is not only the largest organ in the body but the first thing people see when they look at you.

From acne breakouts during teenage years to the radiant glow of pregnancy and the sunspots of ageing, our age and health are reflected in our skin, that’s why it’s important to watch what we consume because it isn’t only beneficial to keeping us healthy but it’s also important for our skin. 

When we eat right, our heart, lungs, arteries and generally our overall well-being benefits, including our skin.

Here are some simple steps to keeping our skin healthy 

STEP #1 Eat a Healthy Diet

The skin needs the nutrients that a balanced diet provides to stay healthy and radiantly beautiful and those junk and processed foods can’t do that for you. Also, fruits and vegetables are equally pertinent in the maintenance of the skin 

STEP #2 Stay Hydrated

To achieve healthy skin, this cannot be overemphasized. You need to always stay hydrated. The skin cells are made up of water and need to be replenished for the skin to stay hydrated. The skin has different layers and water in the deep layers helps to reduce friction between the skin fibres and helps to protect the overall skin structure 

STEP #3 Get your beauty sleep
Getting adequate rest helps banish those deep circles around our eyes, improves the skin tone and help us health-wise. It is recommended that adults sleep for 7-9 hours every day. Sleep deprivation is not only linked with obesity, immune deficiency, diabetes and cancer but affects skin function and also contributes to ageing 

STEP #4 Avoid smoking and alcohol

Too much alcohol and smoking also affect the skin. Smoking has a negative impact on our health, skin and appearance. Smoking decreases blood flow which is necessary for healthy skin. It damages collagen and elastin while the physical movements associated with smoking leads to wrinkles around the eyes and mouth 

STEP #5 Maintain Good Skin Hygiene

The skin is most exposed to lots of pollution like dirt, bacteria flying around and various chemicals we come in contact with every day. It’s important we clean the skin, shower appropriately and use the appropriate body lotions and moisturizers to keep the skin healthy and glowing 

STEP #6 Avoid Stress
Stress takes a toll on every part of the body including our skin. People who are stressed have many acne breakouts than those less under pressure. Avoiding stress contributes to a good looking skin

STEP #7 Regular Exercise

Exercise strengthens our muscles and makes our skin cells repair damages done faster. Our heartbeats faster-pumping blood to our cells to enable them to function optimally and our skin benefits too

STEP #8 Regular Facials and Wear a Sunscreen

Beauty experts advise us to do a facial once a month. It is considered as one of the most trusted tips to get the desired outcome of promoting oxygen in the cell and it supports circulation. Also, sunscreen is very important, we should avoid solar radiation from damaging and ageing us.

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