How to Stop Stress From Turning Into Depression
Stress can be caused by many factors. Lack of sleep, problems at work or a dreadful divorce is just a few of the common ones. It can show in the way we act, feel and can even add years to our appearance.
Ever notice how someone who is always smiling and always positive looks young and radiant while someone who is always depressed and aggravated looks a lot older?
Everyone has dealt with it before, many look for ways to better themselves and others just crawl into a ball and hide. I personally have gone through a great deal of stress and thought it was never gonna end.
Stress can eventually lead to depression if you do not find ways to relax and look for ways to better yourself. Moving away from the only friends and family I had, working at a horrible 6 am to 4 pm job and a rocky marriage that later turned into a divorce caused a great deal of stress in my life. It eventually lead to depression — a word you hear a lot on television and found in many health magazines but one that's hard to comprehend until the day you become a victim of it.
I had all the signs of depression: I felt sad, hopeless, tired for no reason at all, irritable, angry, anxiety, low self esteem, etc. I even had thoughts of suicide.
However, I fought through it and have the following tips to help others who are facing the same battle.
Get enough sleep. This may be hard for some but 7-8 hours of sleep can help a great deal. Try relaxing in a nice hot bubble bath and reading a good book. This helps stimulate sleep. Good bedding is also a must. I always prefer buying duvet covers instead of comforters. It is easier for me to take care of.Continued on the next page