My Ebook…Mental Health Awareness

I wrote this during my darkest moments, nope Iโ€™m not some best selling author but Iโ€™m proud of myself for trying!!! Enjoy ๐Ÿ˜Š

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Mental Health Awareness Day 3

#mentalhealthawarenessmonth๐Ÿ’š

#WhyCare

#NAMIcares

Be kind to someone who suffers, learn how to help and what not to say!

Have an awesome Friday๐Ÿ’š

Letโ€™s Be Aware of The Signs…๐Ÿ’š

#mentalhealthawarenessmonth๐Ÿ’š

You donโ€™t feel like doing anything, even the things you normally enjoy.

There has been a change in your appetite: eating more than or less than normal.

You feel exhausted all the time.

You feel more stressed than normal; things that normally wouldnโ€™t stress you out are.

You are much more irritable and grumpy.

Your thoughts have been more negative and youโ€™re having trouble being positive.

You feel down/sad.

You feel guilty or shameful for feeling the way you do.

Youโ€™ve stopped doing things you normally do: make-up, hair, brushing your teeth, etc.

There has been a big life change in your life.

๐Ÿ‘๐ŸพDon’t be afraid to seek help…you are not weak..

Check your local city for free services!

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Why Entrepreneurship Involves Depression (And How To Overcome It)

Sooner or later as an entrepreneur, you are going to face off against depression. At least the odds are extremely high. Those that deny it are probably hiding it or still in denial. Itโ€™s a virtually guaranteed part of entrepreneur life.
โ€” Read on www.forbes.com/sites/alejandrocremades/2019/03/23/why-entrepreneurship-involves-depression-and-how-to-overcome-it/

Yes, this is an excellent article, being an entrepreneur has its ups and downs, if you being real with yourself you can definitely understand this!!

Wellness Wednesday….steps to avoid depression!!๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿพ

There seem to be so many people who are depressed that we really should take a look at the causes of depression in the first place. The factors that contribute to depression are well-known, and well-researched, but what causes it is not quite understood. New studies have uncovered some of the factors that contribute to the probability of people developing depression.

โ—๏ธStress

Stress takes the first place prize. It’s true that any stressful environment or situation can lead to depression. It can be anything such as social stress, getting a job, relationship difficulties, worrying about money, staying up late, lifestyle out of control, pressures of school and getting good grades. Other events that could cause depression are: death, change of job, moving from one place to another; even the fear of the unknown can cause depression. The list is endless. While these events cannot be avoided, we must come up with an effective stress coping mechanism to be able to thrive even in stressful situations because they are never going to go away. Stressful situations just keep changing.

โ—๏ธDrinking and Drugs

People who take drugs and alcohol are more prone to depression. When these substances are used at a young age, they can effect a a person’s brain in negative ways. These substances help make the person feel good temporarily, but in most cases, people become addicted.

Drugs release dopamine in the pleasure center of the brain. For example: delicious food boosts dopamine release by about 50 percent. Sex, on the other hand, doubles this number. However, drugs can increase dopamine release anywhere from four to ten times. This unnatural high almost certainly leads to depression after the high goes away. This substance is the surest way to fry brain circuitry.

Drugs make a person depressed more than it makes him happy. This effect will spiral downward until the person doing drugs will want more and more of the substance to break the cycle of depression that follows each high and so the addiction is born.

โ—๏ธNot Enough sleep

Studies show that up to 40 percent of adults do not get the proper amount of sleep per day and among students, up to 71 percent complain of sleep disorders and lack of sleep.

Sleep is essential to a person’s health. During sleep, the body repairs itself and reorganizes thought. Lack of sleep contributes to a lack of coherence in brain waves. This scenario often leads to depression. Sleeping during the day and staying up late also interferes with the body’s natural rhythms. This can lead to a sense of depression.

Here are few ways on how to prevent depression.

๐Ÿ”…Sleep is a vital part of preventing depression. Balance your life with enough rest and exercise everyday. Most people require seven to eight hours of sleep per day.

๐Ÿ”…Keep some regularity in your life. Orgaize your activities so they can come at expected and regular times. If your weekly, daily or monthly routine is set then your body has time to get used to the activities. This will lead to a reduced chance for depression to set in.

๐Ÿ”…Don’t push yourself beyond your limits. Keep stress in check and try to avoid stressors if you can. If this can’t be done, then try to deal with the stressors in a manner that minimizes the damage it causes.

๐Ÿ”…Sunlight and exercise can help the brain to function a higher level. Make time to enjoy the sunlight and try to stay active in the daylight when possible.

๐Ÿ”…Keep away from alcohol and drugs. They may seem attractive, but all they really do is cause havoc in a person’s life.

๐Ÿ”…Make at least one warm meal daily a priority. Good eating habits and good health are important when keeping away from depression.

๐Ÿ”…Have fun every day. Nothing takes the load off of depression like some good old fun time. Social activities such as chatting, joining a support group sports, and other hobbies can do wonders towards healing a stressed out and busy mind.

๐Ÿ”…Depression can be avoided and treated and it can be fun doing so. Follow the above mentioned tips for a brighter and happier disposition each day. You will look and feel better for it!

First and foremost always contact a doctor as that is important, these are just some healthy alternative ways to manage your depression or to keep you from falling down that hole!

Olivia

{Life Empowerment Mentor}