Today we are going to be looking at the connection between Tiredness and Depression.
When you are in a Depressed state it is typical to feel so very tired all the time, it can be so bad that it’s a massive struggle to get up and dressed each day. Severe Fatigue is the Issue here.
Tiredness and Depression
When you suffer from severe Depression you can get into a serious rut that is very difficult to get out of, the more tired you are the more sleep you want and then the more Depressed you become. This cycle needs to be broken for you to stand a chance of getting better.
Here are a few things for you to try.
No matter how difficult it is you have to force yourself to set the alarm every day, get up when it goes off and proceed with your daily routine, brush your teeth have a wash or a shower comb your hair, and get dressed, eat breakfast.
In the evening you should try to avoid Alcohol and Caffeine. Make sure you don’t eat your evening meal too late. Changing your diet if you don’t eat healthily.
Drinking either Green Tea or Chamomile Tea can help to improve your mood.
Going to bed at the same time every day even on the weekend is also recommended.
The quicker you can get the hang of this the less you will feel tired or even worse fatigued.
Stress and Depression
Stress is something a lot of people around the world suffer from, you can become stressed in so many ways.
- Getting Married
- Moving Home
- Starting a new job
- Having Children
- Getting Divorced, the list is basically endless. When you are very Stressed it can lead you to become Depressed as well. Try and stay away from stress as much as possible, easier said than done I know. If you have had a stressful day make some time to do things you enjoy, such as spending time with your family and friends. Go to the park and sit on the swings. you know what works for you.
Everything is Treatable
Whether you are suffering from Stress, Depression, or Fatigue you must remember it is all treatable. This is even the case if you have all three.
Visit your doctor and go through everything, the more you can tell him/her the easier it will be to give you a suitable treatment. Not everything involves taking medication. There are a lot of alternatives out there. Google can be a very useful tool for this.
Vitamin D is a natural mood enhancer, whether it’s taken in tablet form or sitting out in the sun for a while.
Lavender is very calming and it can also help you to sleep. You can get a moisturizer to rub on your body or fabric conditioner that goes onto your bedding in the washer.
A feel-good food that I love and find helpful is Dark Chocolate, only eat 2/3 pieces a day though.
Why does Changing what you eat Help
People tend to fall into a lot of different categories where food is concerned, vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, healthy eaters, and those that eat a lot of unhealthy processed and junk food.
We all lead busy lives and have 24 hours in the day. It is okay occasionally to eat burgers and hot dogs as long as it is only occasionally.
If you suffer from Fatigue, Stress, or Depression and you eat unhealthy food it will take you a lot longer to get better. The high content of salt and sugar in these kinds of foods will have you feeling more hopeless and will make you steadily gain weight over time and this will exacerbate your symptoms.
The majority of the civilized world knows that eating a healthy balanced diet such as fish, fruit, vegetables and white meat are recommended. Not only do you not gain weight so alleviating some of your symptoms and giving you much more clarity to be able to concentrate easier and for longer.
Other foods you can eat are nuts, pulses, and whole grains these help to give you more energy to go about your daily life.
Most days lost at work every year are due to one, two, or all of these 3 conditions, it is very important to make changes in your lifestyle before they take over your life completely. The worst-case scenario is to have Suicidal feelings on top of the other symptoms.
Changing your way of thinking when you are stressed, changing your daily practices as mentioned above in the Stress and Depression section, changing your diet are all proven methods to help you with these conditions.
Exercise can also play a major factor in this. You don’t have to go out and start training to run a marathon, do whatever exercise you like, if it’s not something you are used to doing then take things slowly to start off with, you can always do more as you progress. Consistency is the key to making it work.
Doing all of these things will help you to get better if your symptoms are mild, if they are more severe you may have to take prescribed medication as well. The Doctor will be able to discuss it all with you.
Counseling May also be a great option.
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Take very good care of yourself because you are a very important person.