Living with Anxiety and Depression
Living with depression and anxiety is not a desirable state of affairs to be in. Many people with these problems, live troubled lives and experience alot of sadness. Thus, anyone troubled by these factors should get professional help in recognizing the symptoms and get adequate treatment.
What Can You Do?
Well, basically nothing. Once anxiety or depression takes over, you are better off by letting it run its course. Ignore the negative emotions which strike you, regardless of their severity. Know that these will pass and you will return to normalcy. Thus, just bear with the situation for as long as necessary, do not over-react.
If you find it hard to cope with all the negative feelings troubling you, you might try and divert your mind off them. This is best done by finding something else to occupy your time. However, TV or books are not likely to work since these leave plenty of space for your brain, to return to worrying and negativity, causing anxiety an depression. On the other hand, give your brain a crossword to solve or any kind of demanding puzzles, and all the troubles are likely to be forgotten since the focus of worries will be changed. Alternatively, rearranging your house and by doing demanding chores which need careful planning may have the same effect.
A good way of dealing with anxiety and depression is to find people who have overcome them. They can providing useful advice and support.
Finally, do not forget that you need to live your life, regardless of your problems. Pay attention to hygiene, also dress and groom yourself well. Make sure you eat at least three meals a day, with several light snacks in between. Along with this, take your medications and vitamins regularly regardless of the state of affairs you are in.
Concentrate on developing routines which help you cope with anxiety and depression. Once you establish them, use them regularly to effectively remove all of your unwanted symptoms.