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Short term remedies for depression

Depression is a hell for me and everyone suffering from it. The long term solutions are therapy and medicines. I don’t take medicine because of the fear of getting addicted to it. There are some short term remedies that work for me and I hope that they work for you too.
1. Exercise

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For a very long time I didn’t believe in exercise. Maybe I never really understood its purpose or the benefits. But once I started it, reluctantly at first, the benefits were immeasurable. I feel calm after exercise. All the bad thoughts in my head usually go after exercise. I see hope in future which is an extremely rare thing in depression.
So folks don’t ignore exercise even if you have got nothing to do with depression.
2. Reading and writing

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Reading is my life. It takes me in the beautiful world of imagination. There are no boundaries or limits in it. You are absolutely free. Reading really makes you forget your pain.
Writing is a form of therapy for me. You transfer your bloody pain on the paper and immediately you feel light. If you are angry at someone, write all the insults on a paper and flush it in the toilet. That’s it. By flushing or throwing away the paper, you tell all those bad people that they have no space in your life.
3. The walks at night

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I take dinner early like 8 pm or 8:30 because it is quite harmful to eat late at night. Then I go for a walk. It is not easy in winter nights but I try even for 5 minutes.
It is a wonderful experience. It can get creative too. The quietness at night gets my creative juice flowing. I also get the time to reflect on my life and how I can improve my way of living.
This is it. These 3 points help, really help. I want you guys to try them out and give me your feedback in the comments. Happy depression fighting!

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Posted by on December 29, 2014 in depression

 

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Living with depression entry #3

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  Whenever something bad or tragic happens in my life, I get a feeling of numbness upon hearing the news. I don’t feel anything except the sinking feeling in my stomach. The next day, the sinking feeling starts creeping up and finally it grips my heart. This is my depression or I think it is post traumatic stress. It sucks. I can’t write. I feel so dumb.

Then to add to my misery, the panic attack starts. While flipping the news, my heart always skips a beat. So I stopped watching the news together. But there are some news that is hard to miss, like Peshawar massacre.

To be honest it is not easy to live in Pakistan but I can’t leave it. This country is my life.

A little smile never hurts. Despite all the horrors of this life, we have got to move on. Smile can also be a short term solution for depression. So smile and stay tuned!

 
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Posted by on December 27, 2014 in depression, diary, journal writing

 

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