Posted on Aug 04, 2006 | Comments 0
One of the causes of depression is stress and the way a person deals with stress. Stress can be your friend or worst enemy. Stress is merely changes we all go through in life, which occurs on a daily basis.
Stress comes from new relationships, family, financial burdens, breakups, divorce, abuse, and the like. Stress causes pressure. If you allow the pressure to build it will target the emotions, which causes emotional responses, thus depressive symptoms may arise. Therefore, the steps in relieving stress are essential in managing and conquering depression.
You can manage stress by learning the coping techniques of overcoming stress. Coping skills require development. You can manage your life, once you learn to cope with stress while handling situations as they arise. To cope then means to survive, by hacking through stressors to reduce stress.
Stress Due To Financial Burden
If you have financial burdens giving you the blues, why not seek a job that will increase your income. If you lack skills, why not further you education to acquire new skills. There are many solutions available to you, yet it takes you to pull up the resources.
For instance, if you have a bill stressing you, rather than strain your brain, work to resolve the problem. Did you know that you could call creditors to ask for extensions on bills? Ask for help or extensions can give you time to come up with the cash.
Depression is causing millions of people to suffer each year. Some of the common symptoms of depression affect the health, which can lead to heart disease, strokes, attacks, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and so forth.
So, if you have spurts of depression you need to weigh out the harmful affects and compare them to the affects of finding help to manage depression.
Stress Due To Guilt
You can feel worthless, or experience high volumes of guilt due to depression. Guilt is behind worthlessness; since guilt makes a person feel responsible for something, he did or did not do. Therefore, check your guilt.
Why do you feel regret? What self-approaches did you take to cause you to feel guilty? Likely you will discover once you explore the mind that you have nothing to feel guilty for, unless you did something wrong. If you wronged a person, or self, thus you want to find ways to resolve the problems.
You can start by apologizing to you or to the person you feel you offended. Apologizes go a long way in managing and conquering depression.
You add stress to the mind when you feel guilty or worthless. Stress causes you to strain, since the emotions are, overweighed with worries. Therefore, you need to retrain your mind to think positive and stop blaming self for something you have no control over.
Consequently, guilt leads us to acceptance. As well, it leads us to understand what we experience in life. If you learn to understand and accept that life brings both good and bad rewards, accordingly you will find ways to deal with stress, while learning to manage and conquer depression.
Now think about your situation. What in your life makes you feel blue or sad? Why do you feel depressed or miserable? Does depression run in your family genes? Is it possible you have a chemical imbalance? Do you have the ability to cope?
Does stress overwhelm you? Do you have emotional difficulty in managing the emotions? What can you do to come out of the depressed mood? Keep asking and you will receive answers that will help you manage depression.
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