Kurt Cobain of Nirvana. Chester Bennington of Linkin Park. Chris Cornell of Audioslave and Soundgarden. These are three well-known and popular lead singers of very successful bands, yet they all succumbed to one thing – they all fell deep into depression. Such is the nickname of depression, “silent killer”, that it attacks when you least expect it. Even the most popular, richest, famous celebrities can’t get rid of depression – which is why it is such an important issue to discuss.
In this time of pandemic, where lockdowns and anxiety can trigger you to have episodes of depression, it is much more important to think of ways to combat this. But how exactly do you do that?
How Can You Get Rid Of Depression?
This is definitely one tricky question as there is no definite answer to it. Some depressive disorders are actually physiological – which means there are hormonal imbalances that cause the person to have mood swings. Sometimes, people just suddenly feel sad and down because of these hormonal imbalances that occur in their bodies. You can get rid of depression that fall under this category through proper medication from a professional.
However, there are some kinds of depression that you have to battle mentally and not just physiologically. It’s these kinds of depression that silently crawl inside the mentality of some people, causing self-destruction, self-pity and lack of confidence. If you are suffering from this type, here are some ways on how you can get rid of depression:
• Boosting confidence by learning new trade and craft – this is one of the better ways to take your mind away from negativity and start focusing it on an activity that can bring you fulfillment and happiness. Try learning new skills and crafts, sports and hobbies – it will give you a sense of confidence and fulfillment.
• Improving sleep – sometimes, all you need is a good night’s sleep to improve your mood. Try improving your sleeping habits – stay away from gadgets and smartphones when you get to the bed in order to veer your mind away from potential sleep distractions.
• Increasing motivation for socialization – this can be connected to the first point, which is boosting confidence by learning a new skill, trade or craft. Try to socialize and meet new people when you learn a new craft – it can help take your mind away from depression too.
To get rid of depression, you also need to remove unwanted thoughts and negative emotions in your mind. Replace them with a feeling of lightness and positive thoughts – it will give you confidence and make you feel excited about life! Get help from your family and friends and don’t try to absorb sadness all alone. Practicing self-hypnosis and meditation can help you get started in the right direction.