We all have bad days feeling down and the outlook looking bleak. It’s normal –…
Are you looking for depression treatment in London? If so, there is a successful treatment available from Hypnotherapist Alix Needham.
Seeking Depression Treatment
However, taking positive steps when you’re depressed can be hard. In fact, you may be finding it a struggle even to get out of bed.
Dealing with depression is not always easy but it is not impossible. Feeling helpless, useless and having little energy is a sign of depression. Your thoughts may be traveling in circles. You might find yourself standing still rather than moving forward. Low mood can leave you feeling like you’re carrying a heavy weight
Sometimes life can feel just too much. In addition you may find you are losing your appetite or eating all the time. Maybe not sleeping or tired all the time.
In a similar fashion, computers have a mechanism that switches off when overloaded. This is what depression is like. It’s a protective device. So if you’re suffering with any of these symptoms then it’s time to seek professional treatment.
Tips to Overcome Depression
1 – One step at a time
Try tackling one thing at a time when coming to terms with your depression. Your negative feelings of hopelessness will eventually disappear. Doing something that makes you feel you have been productive will help, even if it’s as simple as a one load of washing.
2 – Talk/reach out
Depression, especially in a big city like London, may cause us to isolate ourselves. In addition, keeping our thoughts tightly locked up usually makes us feel worse. Talking to a trusted friend or professional can help you stop worrying. Simply expressing yourself can remove some of the fear that you may be experiencing.
3 – Do something you enjoy
Make the effort to bring something you enjoy into your life at least once a day. Such as watching a funny movie or dancing to music. This will give you more energy. Attending to more boring tasks will become easier. Be realistic about what you really enjoy doing and pace yourself
4 – Reality Test
Having a low mood maybe causing you to jump to conclusions. For instance, a friend may be late for an appointment. Instead of feeling rejected take into account that they may be stuck in traffic etc. Stop taking things so personally.
5 – Exercise
Research has shown that physical exercise helps your mood releasing your body’s natural uplifting chemicals. Finding an exercise you truly enjoy will stop the routine from becoming a chore. You may enjoy swimming or it could be salsa dancing. Meeting new people as you take part in exercise can help you feel better about life.
6 – Taking care of yourself
While you can’t force yourself to have fun. Do something to break your routine. Expressing yourself creatively through music, art, or writing. Going out with friends. Taking a day trip to a museum, the mountains, or the park.
7 – A good diet
What you are eating has a direct impact on the way you’re feeling. Aiming to eat a balanced diet of protein, complex carbohydrates, fruits and vegetables will help you in overcoming your feelings of depression.
8 –Getting professional help
If you’re finding your depression is not improving, seek professional depression treatment in London or across my online platforms.
Needing additional help doesn’t mean you’re weak. Sometimes the negative thinking in depression can make you feel you’re a lost cause, but depression can be treated and you can begin feeling better!