Depression and anxiety is something that everyone goes through at least once in their life. Sometimes it is hard to overcome anxiety and depression because it feels like things just keep on getting worse and worse. Don’t worry, you are not alone. Here are several ways to overcome depression and anxiety.
Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), which is often used to treat anxiety disorder with depression. CBT can teach people to manage their fears, anxieties, and depressive symptoms by figuring out what’s really causing them; people also learn how to take control of their emotions.Everyday Health
Visualize a happy memory. When a patient continually revisits a painful memory (say, of a romantic rejection or failed business enterprise), it can tip him or her into near emotional catatonia.
I say, “Wait, before you ‘go down the rabbit hole’ and all the dark feelings overwhelm you, close your eyes and go to a happy memory.”
*Paul remembered, “When I graduated from college, looked out at the audience and saw my family looking so proud, I felt amazing and powerful.” I said,
“Great, go there. Let’s relive that wonderful experience.” As he described details from that lovely day (his mother’s periwinkle blue dress; standing on the stage holding his diploma…) his posture went from slumped over to peacock proud. He actually smiled.
I suggested, “The moment you feel yourself sliding back to an awful memory that takes you under, take a breath and instantly conjure up graduation day. Counter the gloom with an immediate dose of positivity!”Psycom
Built-up depression and anxiety can lead to many health issues. It is important to address depression and anxiety as soon as possible. Always remember, it is never too late to ask for help. There are a lot of people in the world that are willing to help. Some might think that asking for help makes you weak but the opposite is true. Asking for help means you are a strong person because you are recognizing and facing depression and anxiety head-on.