Natural ways to Improve Anxiety and Depression

How to Improve Anxiety and  Depression?
Anxiety and Depression are two mood disorders that can impact a person's quality of life. Symptoms can range from mild to severe, and can prevent some sufferers from participating in daily activities. Some people do not want to use medication to treat their depression anxiety and depression. Luckily, there are effective natural treatments. Here then are top 10 recommendations for improving anxiety and depression without medication:

  • Limit Time on Facebook -Spending too much time on social networking sites like Facebook can actually lead you in the state of depression. Because of these social networking sites, people spend more virtual time with friends rather than going out and having fun. Moreover, you come across everyone’s happy and joyful status updates along with their cheerful pictures on your wall. This can make you feel sad or jealous that will force you to think, why only your life is so miserable and unhappy. Ultimately, such sad feelings can bring you in a depressed state. However, Facebook can be a great stress reliever if you use it in a right way. So, just limit the time you spend on Facebook to prevent becoming a sufferer of Anxiety and  Depression.
  • Stop Living Someone Else's Life - Often, depression occurs when we wake up one day and realize we aren't living our own dreams but are instead trying to please our parents, our spouse, our children, or our friends. Your life is yours; you are the sole creator or destroyer, no one else. If you need to set boundaries or disengage with certain negative influences in your life, so be it. Developing the courage to follow our own personal lodestar has a way of lifting our spirits and reducing feelings of being trapped and "stuck," two of the leading causes of depression and anxiety.
  • Exercise- Exercise temporarily boosts feel-good chemicals called endorphins. It may also have long-term benefits for people with depression. Regular physical activity seems to encourage the brain to rewire itself in positive ways.You don’t need to run marathons to get a benefit. Just walking a few times a week can help.
  • Stop Comparing Yourself to Others - Comparing ourselves to other people is one of the fastest ways to worsen depression and anxiety. Sure, it can sometimes impel us to work harder or get motivated, but more often than not, we feel inadequate and less than. This is unnecessary and a tremendous waste of time and energy. Try to focus on yourself, your own betterment, and your own life. Don't obsess about other people.
  • Take Vitamins -Fish oil and B Vitamins are found to be very helpful in reducing few symptoms of depression. Omega-3 Fatty Acids works wonder in overcoming depression. Fishes like salmon and sardines are rich source of Omega-3 fatty acids. These essential fatty acids can lift your mood significantly. It helps in improving brain function, hormonal balance, neurological disorders and depression. Lack of B-Vitamins, mainly Vitamin B1, B3, B5, B6, B9, and B12 can lead to signs and symptoms of depression and anxiety. It is always better to cure depression naturally instead of taking drugs with hazardous chemicals.
  • Talk to People, Any People - So many depressed patients I see feel lonely, alone, and unloved. They can go days or sometimes even weeks without having a conversation with another human being. This degree of isolation exponentially worsens mood. The mere act of talking to another person, of opening your mouth and letting words come out, can lift mood instantly. Say hi to the friendly clerk at the grocery store, or casually compliment someone on their outfit, or just smile at a stranger. Notice how you feel better instantly!
  • Pick a Goal, Any Goal -When you're depressed, you may feel like you can't accomplish anything. That makes you feel worse about yourself. To push back, set daily goals for yourself. Make your goal something that you can succeed at, like doing the dishes every other day. As you start to feel better, you can add more challenging daily goals.
  • Read About Spirituality and/or Astronomy - This may seem like an odd suggestion, but even for the diehard atheists and agnostics out there, reading books on spirituality and/or astronomy can help us see the big, cosmic, universal picture and can, (somewhat ironically) help us regain a sense of comfort and mastery in our own lives. Pondering the big questions of life and coming to terms with the enormity and complexity of the universe may help us take our little old selves a little less seriously!
  • Experience the Bliss of Quiet Time - People who take time out for themselves on a daily or weekly basis, whether through yoga, meditation, reading a good book, daily prayer, or even a warm bath, often feel calmer and more at peace with themselves and the world. Time out helps you to see the big picture and prevents you from letting the daily difficulties and petty squabbles of life get you down. Even if just for 15 minutes a day, quiet time can instantly transform your state of mind and helps you retain control over your life.
  • Try to have fun. If you’re depressed, make time for things you enjoy. What if nothing seems fun any more? "That's just a symptom of depression," says Cook. You have to keep trying anyway.

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