Getting rid of superstitions and worries is very important for mental health because if the frustrations and worries become excessive, they will extinguish the lamp of hope and take them to the valley of death. The biggest manifestation of today's rapid pace is this depression, which is affecting the whole world, including Pakistan. It is said that Hakim Luqman did not have a cure for delusion, which can lead to frustration and anxiety leading to suicide. In modern times, the deadly economic competition has plagued every man and woman. The feeling of emptiness and loneliness is growing. Modern science has provided all the comforts and medical facilities, but perhaps it has made us numb by eliminating the innocence and wonder of childhood, now one person does not trust the other
Depression and anxiety are two sides of the same coin. Clinical psychotherapist Nancy B. Irwin says, "Depression often causes us anxiety and anxiety makes us depressed." A professional therapist can create advice and treatment strategies to treat your anxiety and depression at the same time, but first we must acknowledge that we are frustrated, depressed, and anxious.
Exercise and walking
Exercise works as a tonic in improving mood, it is good for both your body and mind, it boosts your self-confidence and improves relationships. Exercise is considered a cure for moderate depression. Nancy B. Irwin says brisk walking and jumping exercises help you feel good because they stimulate the brain's chemicals to make you feel happy. Psychologist Ken Braso suggests that regular exercise is the best way to get energy. Make it a habit to go to the gym at least 3 to 5 times a week. If you need encouragement, go with friends or join a group.
Techniques to stay calm
Try yoga, meditation, and breathing exercises. Psychologist Shini Ambardar says that just meditating for 2 to 5 minutes throughout the day can reduce your anxiety and improve your mood. For this, pay attention to your breath and create a beautiful image in your mind. Repeat a simple word or mantra, such as "My breath smells of love" or "Rays of joy are shining from my heart".
Take care of your diet
Psychologist Brasso says that anxiety and depression often trigger the urge to eat junk food, so keep your eating habits in balance. Choose a low-fat protein diet to feel more satisfied and relaxed. Also, fill half your plate with fruits and vegetables while limiting or avoiding sugar, caffeine, and carbonated drinks.
Tell your friends about your heart
Strong relationships help you feel better. Visit your family, relatives, and friends and tell them what is happening to you so that they can encourage you. You can also join a support group, where you can meet people who are going through a similar situation.
Take some action yourself
Braso says take some action yourself and organize yourself. There is no need to deal with all the problems at once, just one problem at a time. Step by step, make a realistic plan and do some meaningful activities. Activities that give you an important place in society, such as volunteering. Find something that gives you a sense of purpose.
Be inclined towards the creation
Be creative and try something new. Focus on constructive work. Gain your strength. Revisit lost ability or interest. Experience the creative essence in poetry, story, music, painting, photography,
or design. Study classic books in depth. According to modern research, reading books on spirituality or psychology can boost your mood.
The key to avoiding stress
If you are stressed all the time, wash your hands with warm water, then soak your feet in lukewarm water for a while, listen to some light melodies, make funny shapes, chew salad leaves, make sketches or drawings. Twist your eyebrows, touch your lips, to do childish things that will help you get rid of stress.