Re: Sever Depression
By: xScrappydoo / Beginner May 12, 2012
Post # 3
It may be that something is deeply bothering you, and You don't have to go through it alone. There are hotlines you can call, there are people you can talk to. I am here if you need to vent. I will not judge, but I suggest that you find a trusted adult, or just anybody who is willing to listen and not judge you and be there.
The first suggestion I have (which is what I usually do when feeling depressed too) is to force yourself to get out there and do something for someone or something else. Just go drag yourself out toward your curb with a trash bag and start picking up the trash all around the streets... or go talk to an elderly family member or neighbor and ask them if there's anything you could do to help them out a bit that afternoon... or (my favorite), give some of your time to the local animal shelter. (But sometimes they have a registration process and other red-tape one has to go through to volunteer their time there)... really, anything that gets you out of the house is good, but I've found that selflessly giving back is the best way to instantly feel better about oneself. Other ideas: movies... go to the movies, or pop in a DVD. A good bubblegum, brainless action flick or comedy is always a good way to lighten the spirits. (Endorphins are released in our brain when we laugh and they actually do, scientifically, increase the feeling of happiness.) Also, taking walks and paying attention to the nature in your surroundings is good; or drawing, painting, photography, etc. (I tend to stay away from writing though because it actually can make you feel more down than when you started... it's all "brain talk" on paper when doing writing, so it generally turns the depressed-direction pretty quickly when one's already feeling bad.)
Another thing to consider are hormones- female hormones play a very large roll in our feelings (among many other things)... if it's getting close to your menstruation time, that may explain it. If you have started a different herbal/vitamin/prescription medication regimen, that can also effect the hormones. And they can just go all weird for no reason too... so it could just be hormonal changes that are effecting your mood (and in that case, we never know why, but it is fixable- go get a blood test if you think that may be it.)
Lastly, there's herbal stuff like St. John's Wort that's supposed to help lift the spirits... do use caution though, if you also take any type of birth control pill, St. John's Wort has been proven to decrease the efficacy (effectiveness) of the birth control pills... so one can easily become pregnant when taking St. John's Wort in addition to BC pills if they're not using an additional means of protection as well.
And meditation can help a lot in banishing depressin.
Here is a site you can check out, it is called "how i beat depressin" and i think it can help you a little:
Re: Sever Depression
By: Webwaver / Knowledgeable May 13, 2012
Post # 5
Improve your diet .Make sure you get enough vinamin B 12 and B3 and in that matter entire vitamin B group plus Zink and all of the minerals we need to function well(preferably via food ) .Avoid coffee , much carbohydrates or djunk food .Eat more fruits ,veggies and nuts .
Start walking at least 30 minutes per day ,or do another lighter exercises such youga ,tai chi and qi gong .
If you prefer more high energy level activity i would suggest some form of dancing such street dance for example .
I also would use bergamot ,neroli and chamomile or sweet orange essential oils .Most of the citrus oils have uplifting effect but you need to keep in mind that they react with the sun light so avoid exposing yourself on sun immediately after thier use ,especially if you used them in carrier oil blend and not in oil burner .
I fight fatigue and depression also apathy by drinking ginger or peppermint tea ,but herbal tea made of orange or lemon shall do too .
Try to force yourself to start doing things because once you start it you will feel uplifted and will gain desire to do things .
Get used to have showers in the morning with warm water as just before you leave the shower use cold water for few seconds ,that will get your blood to circulate better and you will feel better physically .
Watch funny things and listen positive and happy music you can even sing as long as family do not go riots because of that lol.
Break the habit !Start doing things you never imagine you will do .I used to run down the hill as crazy and i would hop and flap my hands as bird wings .Few folks used to look me suspicious ,but it felt so funny and great !
Get as much fresh air and sun as you can (when exposed on strong sun light use highter protection sun screen ).
You can start doing some gardening because looking after things and watching them grow and florish creates happy feeling within us ,aslo working with earth grounds our bad emotions ,give them all to the earth .Gardening makes me feel very happy indeed .Creating beauty around is creates beauty within us .
Break the circle of feeling bad for yourself and for being abandoned .Seek the reason behind this feelings and try to heal yourself .You can cast selfhealing spell or you can ask spirits to help you to get out of it ,but i will rather suggest to work with Archangels for they give you love and they get away that feeling for abandoncy once you get to communicate with them .
Remember people have said help your self so everything else can help you too .Often we are our worst enemy for we do not allow ourselves to see the good side of the life ,for we have been hurt and we fear to trust ,love and feel happy again .Allow yourself to feel good again about yourself and others and about the life itself .When we want to see it there is always a hope for us .We can advice you ,but it is you who can get that to go away because you do have this inner power within you must just find it .
The very reason that you have come here and have admitted that you feel bad and you need help is a huge step toward healing and improvement !
Good luck .