Reducing my sugar consumption was the first and one the most significant steps in overcoming depression naturally. Sugar and depression are very much linked. Read on to find out why!
Negative thoughts can really keep you trapped and rule your life, particularly when you’re feeling low. But with certain techniques and practise you can start to turn this around.
What if we understood depression as a symptom of unmet needs, instead of looking at it as a condition? How does that change how we try to overcome it?
How do we go about changing our lifestyles if we’re looking to feel happier and healthier? Because let’s face it: Making lasting changes is so hard. But did you know that there are defined stages of behaviour change? Knowing what they are can really help you to understand where you are in your own particular health journey and to clearly see the path ahead.
Depression and hope: it’s not the greatest friendship.
So many of these negative thoughts that keep coming uninvited try to convince you that things will never get better for you. That you might as well stop trying because there simply isn’t any hope for you. But you know, there IS hope and there are ways to access that feeling again.
Did you know that eating protein has a direct effect on your mood? Turns out, protein’s building blocks, amino acids, are needed to make those feel-good neurotransmitters that are often low when you’re feeling depressed.
Your basic beliefs about yourself have huge implications for your achievements and success, and adopting a growth mindset can make such a huge difference on your road to recovery from depression.
Exercise can make such a huge difference to your mental health, and can really help to lift your mood. There’s tons of options out there, and lots of helpful tips to start if you’ve never really been much a sporty person before.
The art of taking action: Accept what is, feel your feelings, and then choose activity over inactivity. Do what needs doing despite how you feel!
The difference this can make to your mental health is truly phenomenal and far-reaching.