Depression is a psychological state characterized by temporary sadness, not to be confused with depression, which is a more severe mental disorder. This drop in morale can occur after an argument with those around you, a destabilizing event, a stressful environment…
How to overcome depression? Let’s take a closer look!
- 1 The symptoms of depression
- 2 How to distinguish blues from depression
- 3 Depression: how to change your mind and find a smile?
- 4 Other tips for dealing with depression
- 5 The HEYME wellness package
The symptoms of depression
Depression is characterized by:
- Irritability: getting angry easily.
- Anxiety: being in a situation of permanent stress and being physically and/or mentally exhausted.
- Sleep disorders.
- Appetite disorders.
- Concentration or memory problems
- The loss of self-confidence
How to distinguish blues from depression
Depression is a temporary psychological state, while depression is a long-lasting illness that must be treated by a medical professional.
It is quite natural to sometimes have a little blues, to feel sad, tired, irritable or to have insomnia. The triggers are numerous and can range from a simple change of season to an argument with a friend.
The symptoms of depression are different:
- Intense and lasting sadness with a sense of self-deprecation.
- Considerable loss of interest and lack of motivation for daily activities.
- Intense fatigue even after rest.
- Sleep appetite and libido disorders.
- suicidal thoughts
If you have one or more of these symptoms consult without delay to get help and find the joy of living that is in you!
Depression: how to change your mind and find a smile?
To fight against depression, you have to chase negative thoughts from your mind, replace them with relaxing activities to make room for more positive ideas. Scientifically speaking, you need to boost your feel-good hormones!
Get the feel-good hormones going!
Well-being hormones are your best allies against depression. These are serotonin, dopamine, endorphin and oxytocin.
Unlike the chemical molecules contained in anxiolytics and antidepressants, these substances present in our body are natural and just waiting to be exploited.
Here’s how to secrete them, to better face the difficulties of life!
Laughter can help you improve your quality of life emotionally, socially and physically. Laughter reduces stress and improves mood. Watch sketches, a funny video or have fun with your friends. It feels good to fill up on endorphins!
Practice a hobby
Do you like playing the guitar or painting? Give yourself a little time every day for what you love to do or turn to new hobbies!
Even if you don’t have Adele’s voice or Travolta’s dance steps, push the furniture, take your hair dryer and go for the show.
Sleep 7 to 9 hours a day
Lack of sleep has a direct impact on your morale. To be in great shape and see life on the bright side, it is advisable to sleep between 7 to 9 hours a night. You will have refueled, your attention and concentration will be preserved for the day!
Celebrate your little successes
After achieving a goal, a reward is in order! Thus, you will have a sense of accomplishment, you will regain your self-confidence and you will be re-energized to set new goals.
Do daily physical activity
Practicing a sport will allow you to let go, release tension and rediscover a feeling of well-being. You will sleep better, and more easily at night, but be careful, sport is a stimulant like coffee, so it shouldn’t be practiced just before going to bed. Do not hesitate to change your sports routine, to work your whole body: running, brisk walking, tennis, swimming…
Live in the moment and stay optimistic
We focus on the good side of things and on the positive events in our lives. We let go and we accept the fact that we cannot control everything. We take time for ourselves and to thank ourselves for the actions accomplished on a daily basis. We practice gratitude with ourselves.
From time to time, it is necessary to disconnect for a few moments from networks, friends, family and take 1 hour for yourself to recharge your batteries. Take a walk in the forest, lie down in a park, look at the sky through the window, listen to the birds sing…
Remember the good times
Scrolling through your old photos and videos will allow you to relive all the good times from the past. Joyful memories activate the hormones in our brain and are good for our spirits.
At home or in nature, take the time to meditate. Practicing meditation regularly will reduce your stress, improve your cognitive functions and strengthen your memory.
take someone in your arms
There is bound to be someone who, when you hold them in your arms, gives you energy and energy for the day.
To do a good deed
Making a selfless gesture can be a great way to boost your self-esteem! You can help a child with homework, volunteer, or even just smile at a colleague.
Other tips for dealing with depression
Ask for help
A therapist or a coach can help you get through this difficult time.
Take care of yourself
Treat yourself to a massage, do a hair mask, a facial, a homemade manicure or a vitamin cure. Self-care is important for self-esteem.
Control the media flow
If the news stresses you out, reduce the time you spend listening to the news. To keep you informed while avoiding intox, look for information on reliable sites such as Le Monde, Le Figaro, Le Parisien…
Avoid alcohol and drugs
The consumption of psychotropics influences mood and can be the cause of depression or even the cause of more serious disorders.
Stay in touch with loved ones
Stay in touch with your family, friends and colleagues by phone, email or social media. Friendly conversations and mutual support will have beneficial effects on your mental health!
The HEYME wellness package
With the Wellness Pack, HEYME gives you a boost to help you take care of yourself!
Because sport, alternative medicine, nutrition, dietetics, psychological listening and prevention are essential for well-being, HEYME takes care of you physically and mentally by reimbursing you €150 of packages for only €4.5 /month.
A key player in health and well-being among young people, HEYME reimburses your sporting activity up to a maximum of €30/year for membership of:
- A sports club
- A sports association
- A gym
- A sporting event
Alternative medicine package
Because the health and well-being of young people are among its priorities, HEYME offers an alternative medicine package for a consultation in osteopathy, sophrology, acupuncture, kinesiology, therapeutic hypnosis, chiropractic or etiopathy and a psychological consultation package for €40/year, limited to 2 consultations of €20/year each.
Health and well-being prevention package up to €80 per year
Aware that the daily life of young people goes far beyond medical appointments, HEYME offers you the health and well-being prevention package up to 80€/year. This package includes:
- the package helps to quit smoking: nicotine substitute, patch, gum, lozenge up to €30/year;
- the parapharmacy body care package: massage oil, clay, tape, strapping… up to €20/year;
- the dietary and nutritional package, innovative coaching with OVIVA: 1 teleconsultation and 2 weeks of ultra-personalized follow-up up to €30/year.
Your well-being with the health pack at only €4.5/month!
👉 HEYME wellness package