Ways of Dealing with Depression Depression drains your inner spirit, drive, and hope, making it difficult to have a normal life and do what is needed to make you feel better. But while trying to beat depression isn’t easy or quick, it can be over came. You can’t beat it through just willpower or elbow grease, but you do have some control even if your depression is severe and always persistent. The key is to start from the bottom and build your way up from there. Feeling better takes lots of time, but you can get there if you make positive choices for yourself every day.
I would love to make it to retirement so I can spend more time with family and volunteer to give back to the community. Being able to do all the activities and travel I love to do now, will still be very important to me as I get older. Most importantly, learning to keep a positive attitude for any illness or hurdles I do face will be vital. The attitude or mind set of aging can influence how well one ages. With a poor mind set people tend to not care for themselves as well, simply because they do not care.
That is a false notion to many because they believe that fasting will affect the concentration of a person when one is hungry. This might be true at the beginning but in long run it does not. It has been proven that those people who adopt a serious program of fasting improve their attention, concentration span, focusness and alertness. Fasting regenerates the brain Fasting improves the brain health and its nervous system as a whole. In addition, it increases a protein known as BDNF (Brain derived Neurotrophic Factor).
“It feels almost impossible sometimes to slow the pace at which we race through our days. But if we are to care for ourselves and our families and do our best work, we must slow down” (Fabiny 2014). Fibany explains in her article how people should slow down and enjoy life instead of always rushing everything they do. Support is also an important aspect of recovering from a stressful burnout. A lot of the time a burnout is consistent with isolation which is not something that is going to help.
They can spend more time with family and they are able to become a part of a social group, for what they had not had time before. Elderly people can enjoy their free ti... ... middle of paper ... ...oking. Having positive attitude for life and reducing stress is essential in general, and an old person should not be afraid of attending to psychologist and using other health care. What is more being socially active, for example taking part in volounteering, create the feeling of beeing needed and gives satisfaction. It is certain that in later development the balance between gains and lossess will be less positive and an old person will experience many unpleasant results of aging.
The celebrated event might be less imperative, but it does not defeat the purpose or the worth of celebrating for the occasion. Dickinson includes a term “achievement inflation” which means too many of these “celebrations” can dull down the experience of the actual purpose of them. The purpose is to feel proud and accomplished but to not overdo it so the feeling does not become familiar. The idea of celebrating life events are suppose... ... middle of paper ... ...ons or recognitions was key and vital to help keep a goal in my mind as it increased my determination to do better in the future. According to Dickinson, too many celebrated events can dull out the experience because consistent occurrences dismantles the meaning.
The process of aging according to Erik Erickson is better explained through ego integrity verse despair. When understanding the stages it is a bit easier to understand why one would turn to substance abuse rather than processing and becoming confident in the life you have lived. Often times those who are at the despair stage experience panic that their life is coming to an end and they may possibly be unhappy with the life they lived. Others who are in the area of integrity are at good terms with the life they are living and often times do not regret what they have or have not done. This is a healthier outlook on life and those who are at this stage according to Erikson are typically healthier and happier individuals.
Along with the positive cognitive aspect, constant happiness can completely drain a person’s motivation to grow and change in their daily life, which can be detrimental to their quality of life. Many people may think happiness is the secret to a successful and enjoyable life, but what they do not realize is that negative emotions such as sadness, fear, and anger are just as important to a person's
I believe this is a great strength to have, but I also see it as a weakness. I believe being this way has helped me in having fewer regrets, but I also realize it has caused me to take less risks. When people are overly cautious, they tend to fear the worst of situations, which could cause them to stray from improving themselves because they are hesitant. For example, my husband and I have wanted to move for a couple years and I always feared we might end up not receiving suitable jobs and end up living pay check to pay check. However, I realized after many years, we could have come across different opportunities than we have had in Dalhart, TX.
The stigma process tends to discredit whoever it is targeting through the use of labeling, stereotyping, and separating. Once a stigma has become so great that it has created an “us” vs. “them” separation affect “those targeted start to believe and accept the stereotypes,”(Link et al. 2004) regardless of how fal... ... middle of paper ... ...althy they have a positive sense of self-feeling empowered to reach their full potential and enjoy life. A mentally healthy person isn’t happy all the time but they are able to get past hardships and don’t let failure control their lives. Being mentally healthy can be challenging for all but those facing the additional stigma and challenges with mental illness have a harder time maintain this balance.