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Dealing with Depression Part 2

In part one of my post on dealing with depression I wrote about some of the things that one can/ should  do when you feel that you may have depression. By depression I don't mean that occasional sadness that comes with some life events such as the loss of a pet , breaking up with a boy or girl friend. These events may indeed be extremely sad but most people will bounce back from these events with support from friends and family.Recovery takes place over the course of a few days, or weeks and then People resume their normal daily activities. What I am referring to is depression that interferes with one's daily life. You may have trouble getting to sleep at night. Your sleep patterns are disrupted by bad dreams or nightmares. You May find that you wake several times during the night or you may find yourself sleeping to much.  or you may be oversleeping and missing time at work or school. Like I wrote in part one that depression can take many forms.  To review I wrote that some of the things that you should do when you are concerned that you might be depressed are Get Help, and Get Out. my next suggestion would be to Get Moving. as little as 30 minutes of moderate exercise a day can help lift your spirits, Take a walk. join a gym, take a dance class. Exercise will help to stimulate those feel good chemicals in the brain.Get Involved there are plenty of opportunities to join in with social / community activities. Maybe the local senior center or library may be offering groups or classes in something that is of interest to you. Being around people with whom you share a common interest can will help you to focus outwardly and refocus your thoughts away from what is  troubling you. Even if only temporary  will provide relief. Get in touch with God  or a higher power. Now I know some of you may question this last point but having faith in something help people to also have hope and having hope in ones future helps with depression. Being spiritual  and having a belief that there is something bigger out there in the universe can help people let go of the feeling that it's all up to them. Providing  needed relief from life's pressures.I hope you find this information useful and will tell others about my blog.
 Love, Peace and Hope , the greatest of these is Love.


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