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Depression Management - The Holistic Way

August 31, 2018

I have written in the past about my struggles with depression and anxiety.  Specifically, I have focused on how to manage them in a holistic way. Managing these things in a holistic way can take some work.  It requires you to pay close attention to what you do in your everyday life. Throughout my struggle with these conditions, I have learned to pay closer attention to what I eat, what I do for recreation, and who I spend time with.  When people manage their symptoms with drugs, they often just take a daily pill that their physician prescribes them and neglect to make any other changes to their lifestyles.

 

I have written in the past about my struggles with depression and anxiety.  Specifically, I have focused on how to manage them in a holistic way. Managing these things in a holistic way can take some work.  It requires you to pay close attention to what you do in your everyday life. Throughout my struggle with these conditions, I have learned to pay closer attention to what I eat, what I do for recreation, and who I spend time with.  When people manage their symptoms with drugs, they often just take a daily pill that their physician prescribes them and neglect to make any other changes to their lifestyles.

 

For starters, I am now more careful about what I eat.  Some people may wonder what diet has to do with anxiety and depression, but I have found that since I have made it a point to eat healthier, cleaner foods, I feel less inclined to feel depressed or anxious.  Eating more organic foods and fewer (if any) processed foods has definitely helped me elevate my moods. You really are what you eat.

 

Also, I take vitamins and supplements.  This gives my body the vitamins and minerals it needs, and it “picks up the slack” where my diet leaves off.  Having deficiencies in certain vitamins (vitamins B and D, for example) can contribute to depression and anxiety.  Plus, if your body isn’t getting what it needs, that lead to an overall sense of not feeling well. Therefore, I take a multivitamin.  I also take additional doses of B vitamins and vitamin D. Additionally, I noticed that my multivitamin only contained 33% of the daily value of zinc, so I started taking a supplement for that, too.  

 

Finally, I try harder at managing my relationships and social interactions than I did in the past.  This can have a tremendous influence on your overall mood. For example, if I learn that certain people are introducing negative feelings into my life, I try to limit my exposure to them.  I also limit my time on social media. I used to spend a considerable amount of time on it, specially Facebook. However, I realized that the negativity that I am exposed to on social media contributes to my feelings of depression.  Taking note of my sensitivity to that, I decided to break away from social media.

 

 


 

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