5 Tips on How to Overcome Depression and Anxiety

How to overcome depression and anxiety

Depression and anxiety is something that everyone goes through at least once in their life. Sometimes it is hard to overcome fear 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 on how 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, concerns, and depressive symptoms by figuring out what’s really causing them.

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 person continually revisits a painful memory, it can throw them into near emotional catatonia. Built-up depression and anxiety can lead to many health issues. It is essential to address depression and anxiety as soon as possible. Always remember, it is never too late to ask for help. 

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!”

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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 exact. Asking for help means you are recognizing and facing depression and anxiety head-on. I hope these tips on how to overcome depression has helped you in some way!

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