World Health Day 2017 Theme – Depression, How to fight it?
Yesterday, on 7th April, it was World Health Day and the theme for this year was Depression: let’s talk about it. Let us all resolve to fight against depression. Around the globe, there are 350 million people who are suffering from this disease. The taboos associated with it and other mental disorder makes it even tougher to talk about or seek help. Poor emotional flexibility levels are symptoms of the dysfunctional behavior. Below is discussed some self care tips to build emotional resilience.
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India is the origin of the ideas for Dhyana and Mudra. Our ancestors were well versed in techniques of medicinal works to strengthen the body as well as minds. These techniques cleanse the Chakras and are being revived today. We can learn them and practice regularly for building resilience.
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Eight hours of sleep have many benefits for the body and the mind. Caffeine and adrenaline doesn’t help to a sleep-deprived mind. With a mind well-rested, building resilience becomes easy.
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There’s a connection between an active, healthy lifestyle and mental well being. The short-term advantages involves uplifted mood because of endorphins releases. Long-term merits involve better resilience and improved confidence due to weight-loss.
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Our appearance occurs because of what we eat. There are many foods which acts as stress busters and help us build on our flexibility levels. For instance, we all are aware about healthy fats and their role in improving mental health.
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Friends are our support system – they remain with us without judging, give us a shoulder to lean on, lighten our mood by doing fun things and are with us when we need them. Sharing with them can increase our emotional well-being.
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Resilience has three main angles connected to physical, emotional, and cognitive state of wellness. Any kind of imbalance in one of these might impact on our resilience levels. There comes a time when a visit to a doctor can become vital for our well-being. From the help of our friends and family members, we can look for signs which require corrective and preventive measures.
The long-term advantages of building emotional resilience involves respect for others and self, tolerance attitude to changes and uncertainties, good self esteem & personal morale, efficient interpersonal communication, and more. We should feel purpose and involvement sense, which make it easier to fight depression.