Hi Guys, I hope you are safe and secure. In this pandemic so many things have changed, our daily routine, our working style, transportation, and so on. We are concerned about our safety & Jobs etc. But the alarming things we are facing are stress and depression. We are so much busy in our lives that we hardly take care of our body and moreover we don’t think stress is something huge. Oh yeah, there are so many things to do and to be taken care of so stress is natural, isn’t it? Nope! Stress isn’t normal, Depression is an illness to be treated quickly like other body ailments. If someone in our family or friends is talking to us about their heartbreak or financial loss or personal & family issues, we often tell them that Oh! you are exaggerating so much, it’s nothing, don’t think much and so on. Stop there, you never know how much pain and pressure they are facing and what self-destructive thoughts are churning in their mind. If you can’t resolve their issue just listen to it so that they can vent out and if that’s too much for you then take them to have medical help asap.
Anxiety, Stress, Hypertension, or depression all are serious matters. Don’t take it lightly, It’s not something to ignore. It’s a whirlpool of suffering where you go deeper and deeper. If it becomes dangerous you can be lost and numb. The good news is you can recover from it, no matter how hard it is.
Let’s take an example, suppose you are holding a glass full of water, How much heavy it can be? You will say it can be the 8 ounces, 10,20 ounces, etc. No, it depends on how long you hold the heavy glass. If you hold it for 15 min your arm will ache, if you hold it for 3 hours your arm will be numb but if you hold if for a day your whole body will collapse. Same is with stress, don’t hold it, Drop the Glass.
You can take these helpful measures to get rid of depression :
1. Talk to your loved ones and if they are busy or you can’t share it with them talk to strangers, just vent out your pent up emotions for that particular moment. Don’t stay alone and keep on thinking.
2. Love yourself, do exercise, yoga, meditation, or whatever you like so that thoughts won’t penetrate your entire day. I know you are not in a condition to do fancy things but just make a daily routine, move your body don’t sit and sulk.
3. Don’t panic and don’t give up. Never think of self-harm or suicide. Killing yourself is no solution to your miseries. It will just shift from you to your parents and family. I really hope you are not that stone-hearted person to push them in endless pain.
4. Seek the help of professionals, it’s not a matter of shame. Depression is like all other diseases, need to be treated properly and progressively. If no one is around you just step up and go for yourself.
I would like to request all of you don’t take the mental health of yours, your family & friends for granted by saying it’s nothing much. Help them and if it’s you then with no shame in mind reach out for help.
Remember that you are not alone in this. Whatever you are dealing with right now can be resolved. No matter if it could be changing your life and patterns completely. People are out there to help you and always believe that there is HOPE.
Faith n Love