Are you currently depressed in your network marketing business or life generally?
Does it seems like you feel sad all day long?
Maybe you are currently thinking that would you ever be out of this dilemma?
Listen to me, you are not alone!
In 2015, I was so depressed to the point of losing hope of what the future has in store for me.
This was as a result of two loses of my businesses simultaneously.
I was down with nothing that all I had to do was to borrow NGN2,000 to take a cab back to my parents house.
Look at it this way, you’ve been living all by yourself and all of a sudden you now have to go back home to live with your parents… Depending on them for feeding and the likes.. How will you feel?
Sad and depressed right?
Is that the way you are feeling right now?
If that’s so, please read on.
Depression can be a difficult emotion to deal with, not only due to the pain it causes, but also because of the factors that caused the sadness in the first place.
Depression can be the result of loss, helplessness, or disappointment, among many other things.
It is important to remember, though, that depression is one of the most common and natural human emotions, and is something that will ultimately help us appreciate our happy times.
Sometimes, though, it is possible for depression to deepen, and this may be a sign that you are suffering from a form of sadness.
If you feel as though you are increasingly sad, and feel like your depression is difficult to explain, this information on depression may help.
What Is Depression? Depression is a disorder that is evidenced by excessive sadness, loss of interest in enjoyable things, and low motivation.
These feelings may persist for months and return at significant times, maybe when a prospects keep rejecting your offers or making no sales and thereby leading to you not having much to cater for yourself
Depression is common. One in three people will experience a major depressive episode at some stage in their lives.
While most cases of depression are mild, about one person in ten will have a moderate or severe episode.
Some of the symptoms of a depressed person involves:
• Feeling miserable. This misery is present for much of the day but may vary in its intensity. The misery lasts for weeks.
• Loss of interest or pleasure in your business and usual-life activities.
• Recurring unpleasant thoughts, particularly about being guilty, being a bad and unworthy person.
• Thoughts that you would be better off dead or of harming yourself in some way.
• Loss of appetite with excessive loss of weight.
• Loss of sleep despite feeling exhausted. Some people, however, may actually sleep a lot more than usual.
Any of these features may serve as warning signs of depression.
I have been depressed at a time of my life but now it’s gone, listed below are the few ways tips which I can advise you to work on. These tips can help you feel better; starting right now.
1. GET IN A ROUTINE.
If you’re depressed, you need a routine.
Depression can strip away the structure from your life.
One day melts into the next. Setting a gentle daily schedule can help you get back on track.
One thing I did then was to always set a routine of what to do the next day every night before bed.
In this way, I get pumped up for work immediately after morning devotion. I get pumped up to do what’s needful and this is because my mind would have bought this idea of what to do the following day each night during sleep.
You can try it… It works!
It temporarily boosts feel-good chemicals called endorphins.
It may also have long-term benefits for people with depression.
Regular exercise seems to encourage the brain to rewire itself in positive ways.
How much exercise do you need? You don’t need to run marathons to get a benefit.
Just walking a few times a week can help.
You can choose to play football if you are someone like me or go play with the little kids around… Doing these simple things will go a long way in reboosting you.
3. DO SOMETHING NEW.
When you’re depressed, you’re in a rut.
Push yourself to do something different.
Go to an amusement park.
Pick up a used book and read it on a park bench.
Volunteer at a soup kitchen.
Take a language class.
Visit the library.
See a Doctor.
Go to Church and be involved in the Church activities.
Pray to God.
When we challenge ourselves to do something different, there are chemical changes in the brain.
Trying something new alters the levels of the brain chemical ; dopamine, which is associated with pleasure, enjoyment, and learning.
4. RECOGNIZE THE IMPORTANCE OF SELF-CARE
Self-care is essential for good physical and mental health. Self-care activities are any actions that help people look after their wellbeing.
Take time to relax, recharge, and connect with your self and others.
Self-care means saying no to others when overwhelmed and taking space to calm and soothe oneself.
Basic self-care activities include eating a healthful diet, engaging in creative activities, and taking a soothing bath.
But any action that enhances mental, emotional, and physical health can be considered a self-care activity.
5. CHALLENGE NEGATIVE THOUGHTS
Challenge negative thoughts.
In your fight against depression, a lot of the work is mental – changing how you think.
When you’re depressed, you leap to the worst possible conclusions.
The next time you’re feeling terrible about yourself, use logic as a natural depression treatment.
You might feel like no one likes you, but is there real evidence for that?
You might feel like the most worthless person on the planet, but is that really likely?
It takes practice, but in time you can beat back those negative thoughts before they get out of control.
Change negative thoughts into more balanced ones to alter feelings and behaviors.
Firstly, notice how often negative thoughts arise and what these thoughts say.
These may include “I am not good enough,” or “I am a failure.” Then, challenge those thoughts and replace them with more positive statements, such as “I did my best” and “I am enough.”
6. PRACTICE MINDFULNESS
Take some time every day to be mindful and appreciate the present moment.
This may mean noticing the warmth of sunlight on the skin when walking to work, or the taste and texture of a crisp, sweet apple at lunchtime.
Mindfulness allows people to fully experience the moment they are in, not worrying about the future or dwelling on the past.
Research suggests that regular periods of mindfulness can reduce symptoms of depression and improve the negative responses that some people with chronic or recurrent depression have to low mood.
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