They say that there is more than one way to make a cat. The same goes for when you start pulling out your hair with all the frustration, grief, anxiety, yes, depression. An attitude, such as taking that bitter pill down your throat, makes you feel insecure and worsens your mind. Just the thought of it can turn anyone off the edge.
And they say the working ones are living on the edge.
As a depressed person, I know what it is like, and I believe that there is a lot of variety of depression. Dealing with life, and taking on responsibilities that may or may not be your own, can rob you of the joy and happiness that can come from leaving that door. You can’t blame them for that; they have their reasons as if we had our reasons for letting stress save us. They say that all the focus is on the mind, well, what is bothering you?
There are several ways to manage stress, and finally, get out of your life one of these days. So I will try to divide you into a seven-day course for you, and I promise it will not be too much for the body and the mind.
Admitting to stress is good
Make stress, your friend! Depending on the nature of the “war or airplane” response, that explosion of power will improve your performance promptly. I’ve never seen a top free athlete before a big race. Use pressure wisely to push yourself a little harder when counting.
Avoid pressure sneezes
Depressed people sneeze in antidepressants, and before you know it, you too are infected! Protect yourself by recognizing the stress of others and minimizing your contact with them. Or, if you are prone to it, play a depressed doctor and teach them how to control themselves better.
Learn from the best
When do people turn their heads, who keeps quiet? What do they do differently? What language do they use? Are they trained and experienced? Draw it away or sit it down to talk to it. Learn from the great pressure managers and copy what they do.
Get used to the hard breathing that is socially acceptable
Here’s what I learned from the fitness trainer: You can trick your body into relaxing through heavy breathing. Breathe slightly up to 7 and then out to 11. Repeat 7-11 breaths until your heart rate decreases, your sweaty palms dry out, and things begin to feel normal.
Give depressing thoughts a red light
It is possible to be overwhelmed by stress. Give thought – train the red light and stop them in their tracks. Okay, so it might not be right – how much is that possible, and what can you do to prevent it?
Know your starting points and hot spots
Presentations, discussions, meetings, giving difficult feedback, strong deadlines…. My heart is pounding just to write this down! Make a list of stress areas or hot spots. Be specific. Are only the presentations that specific audiences use? Knowing what stresses you is a powerful source of knowledge, as you can take steps to reduce anxiety. Do you need to learn new skills? Need more resources? Do you need to switch to decaf?
Burn the candle at the end
Insomnia, poor diet and no exercise are harmful to our body and mind. Obviously, but it should be mentioned as it is often overlooked as a stress management system. Listen to your mother, and do not burn a candle on either side!
So being depressed can be a complete drag, but that should not stop us from getting the inner peace we have been seeking for so long. In any case, one could always go to the Bahamas and anoint under the summer sun.