With the rat race of the corporate world and the hectic partying schedules that most youngsters follow, loneliness and depression are fast becoming “popular” amongst the generation of today. Where is the time to spend a few minutes with Mother Nature or even with your own family? From 6 AM in the morning to late night, it is a race against time. In such a scenario, depression is a common side effect!
Some of the common telltale signs of loneliness and depression are:
• Feeling de-motivated
• Continually feeling tired
• Getting negative feelings every now and then
• Irritation and tiredness at the smallest task
• Inability to concentrate
• Overwhelming feeling
• Tears spring up every now and then etc.
Well, these symptoms may appear for various reasons, but if they stay for a longer time, probably you need to show it to a doctor!
The reasons for depression or a depressive state of mind can be many – marital issues, kid problems, redundancy in your job, joblessness, financial issues etc. Please remember, it is a curable illness is treated well and if detected early on!
Research shows that Serotonin and Tryptophan are the main chemicals in the human body and lack of which triggers depressive and negative thoughts. People who lack in these natural chemicals may be prone to depression. Thus, if you are lacking these chemicals, you can consume them via certain types of foods!
• Brazil Nuts
• Turkey etc.
There are also many things or a lifestyle that you can adopt to have a positive frame of mind and to be as fit as a fiddle!
• Try going for a walk, jog or best is hitting the gym. It is said that physical activity “ups the happiness quotient”
• Avoid indulging in too much alcohol or nicotine
• Reduce red meat intake – stick to white meat especially Turkey
• Surround yourself with people you love and who will motivate you
Depression is not a deadly disease – it is more a state of your mind than anything else! Lead a healthy and a positive lifestyle!
Depression can be cured easily if detected early on. Try leading a healthy lifestyle and avoid all negative thoughts!
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One Response "Quick Facts About “Depression” "
I have already reeilpd your question on dealing depression with Hindu resources. which I have reproduced once again below:-In addtion to the above you can do the following and possibility you will get some relief-1. YOGA and MEDITATION. You should preactice this daily in the morning. I will give lot of relief.2. Read and try to understand Bhagwat Gita You can do one verse per day and you will get so many meanings and facts, which will be helpful. Other Hindu Resources suggested by me are as below:DEALING DEPRESSION HINDU WAY RESOURCES:Today many people practice yoga to lose weight or otherwise improve their health and appearance. But there is much more to yoga than that. Yoga actually means “To link with the Supreme”. It may be compared to a ladder for attaining the top most spiritual perfection.Thousands of years ago, conditions were such that people could devote a great part of their lives to unbroken yoga practices in a secluded place, taking strict vows of penances and austerity. But who today can sit alone in a mountain valley or jungle for long periods without moving; minimizing eating and sleeping and speaking, and on top of that fixing ones mind on the self? By following the bhakti yoga process which has been recommended for this age, this can be achieved.The Bhakti Yogi controls his mind and senses by the simple process of chanting the Hare Krishna mantra. Chanting purifies the mind and the senses just as medicine prescribed for a body ailment gradually restores the body to its natural. healthy condition. We engage in this practice, known as mantra meditation to gradually develop great mental control and awareness. In this pure state of consciousness, free from inebriates such as tension, confusion, depression and feelings of envy and hatred, one experiences real peace of mind.We also abstain from activities which bind us to materialistic life and have negative karmic reactions.These we call the regulative principles of freedom and can be classified as four:1. No eating meat, fish or eggs 2. No Gambling3. No intoxicants (like drugs, alcohol, tobacco, etc.)4. No illicit sex.We follow these principles in order to develop love of God. They are conducive to the development of spiritual life and also bring peace and stability of the mind. We believe there are three enemies to civilized human life. These are lust, anger and greed. These activities which we abstain from are those which increase our lust, anger and greed. They also cloud the mind which then that leads to mis-judgement.Abstaining from these four sinful acts allows us to lay a rock solid foundation in our devotional quest.So by regularly chanting Hare Krishna …… this will help us to follow the four regulative principles and by following the four regulative principles we can easily chant Hare Krishna. They go hand in hand, neither one can be done without the other.-
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