Overcome Depressive Feelings
Feeling low at times is a natural part of all our lives. In fact many times we feel upset without any particular reason also. At times, we don’t wish to watch our favorite web series just because of the feeling “I don’t feel like”. Yet there have been moments when our body has wished to stand and work but our mind has simply not given it permission to move at all.
All these experiences are very common and we all have been a victim to them. However, if these little feelings become a routine, something might be there to look into.
For understanding Depressive Feelings accurately, first we should try and understand the difference between being sad and being nearly depressed.
Sadness is a normal human emotion that all of us share experiencing. Most stressful events make us sad. For example, loss or absence of a loved one, loss of job or income, financial trouble,family issues, etc. All these troubles can make us upset and affect our mood in a negative way. However, sadness has an end point. We overcome sadness through various means. For instance, when extremely sad due to a fight with a loved one, we can feel better after the conflict is solved. We might as well get some relief after letting out our frustrations through crying, talking to a loved one or venting it all out.
Another differentiating feature of sadness from depression is its initiation. More often than not, sadness hasa specific trigger.Unlike Depression, we get upset after a certain negative event has occurred. It also usually passes with time and we get back to our lives.
When this sadness refuses to leave our way and is continuously felt for a prolonged period of time, it might become a concern and a sign of developing depressive feelings. Whenever sadness makes us feel unable to resume our normal routine life and these feelings are present for more than 2 weeks, it is better to seek help.
Seeking help here does not mean we are suffering from depression. It just might help us cope better with the “Depressive Feelings” we are experiencing lately. It is always better to be sure than rely on assumptions.
Depression, as opposed to sadness, brings with itself a number of prolonged symptoms. Having enough knowledge about these would help you differentiate your sadness with Depression. Following can be early signs of Depression:
1. Low Mood for more than 2 weeks
2. Disturbed Sleep cycle
3. Loss of interest in favorite activities
4. Feelings of fatigue throughout the day
5. Uncontrollable crying at times
6. Lack of Motivation and Hopelessness
Through this program you would be able to understand yourself better and will get to know if your sadness is moving towards Depressive Feelings and thoughts.