The body has a way of telling us that something is wrong with us: the body delivers pain, and shuts some of the emotional, mental as well as physical aspects down to recover or to protect itself.
Being emotionally overwhelmed for a long period of time or being under prolonged stress without a recovery period may result in depression or physical illness.
What are early signs of depression? Ex: having a hard time getting out of bed; can’t function properly; physical illness; excessive tiredness; increased irritability; change in sleep; feeling down; memory diminishes; loss of enjoyment in daily activities; hopelessness, etc.
Early intervention: get uninterrupted sleep, exercise, eat better, talk to other adults, establish a routine, get professional help, and get help from your spiritual/religious organization.
Depression cycle runs on the average for about 2-3 months.
Look in your life for something that you can change.
We live in an instant gratification and a quick fix society. Look for a change with a long term impact – making it will take some time.
Emotions need exercise and it may hurt to exercise your emotions. Ex: Physical therapy after a broken bone – painful exercise and time are required to restore the physical functioning.
Action is the antidote for depression.
Depression is real. Get professional help!