Depression and stress in our time
How can we deal with the difficulties?
The soul is called the hypothetical immaterial substance, which is united with the body and through which the spiritual element of our existence is expressed. Indicates the way in which life manifests itself in man. The soul is not the cause of life, but it is the carrier of life.
The soul is also called the set of mental and spiritual functions of man. Phenomena (emotions) such as love, hate, joy, sadness, confusion, anxiety, etc. are the usual manifestations of the soul.
According to Plato, the biggest mistake in the treatment of diseases is that the doctors separate the body from the soul, as a result of which many diseases escape them, that is, they do not pay attention to the whole but to the part that is sick. But where the whole is sick, it is impossible to have a healthy part.
More than half of people who visit the doctor for a physical illness suffer from mental illness without knowing it. With the onset of the disease the person emerges a part of the oppressed ego.
Behind cardiac, respiratory, dermatological problems and serious diseases such as cancer, tuberculosis, stomach ulcers, diabetes, but also depression, hides a weak soul that can not be expressed and chooses the path of illness to be able to it does.
All of us at some point in our lives will feel that we are in "our black days", having the feeling that we have depression. However, this type of mood, which lasts temporarily and most people refer to in their daily lives, is quite different from clinical depression. Depression as a mental illness is characterized by various symptoms that last from 2 weeks and up and are so intense that they interfere with a person's daily life. Usually the person suffering from depression feels sad, despair, discouraged and frustrated.
The causes of depression are usually due to certain factors such as the environment, reaction to situations such as the loss of a loved one or moving from one house to another. Dismissal from work, or dissatisfaction with a job or unemployment and financial problems, lead to depression. Other times depression can be caused by internal problems. Pessimistic ideas or lack of self-esteem can lead to depression.
The stress is a diffuse, unpleasant, often vague emotion that manifests itself in fear, tension and anxiety and is often accompanied by physical symptoms (tachycardia, heart arrhythmia, digestive disorders, dry mouth, pallor, tremor, headache, etc.). .
The longer you deal with the stressful situation, the better your results will be. Learn to control stressful thoughts. Distract yourself from the unpleasant symptoms of anxiety and do something else. You can think of something fun or interesting to break the chain of stressful thoughts or you can engage in another activity. Try to replace negative thoughts with positive ones. There is always something positive to think about.
Although, even many negative emotions affect our lives, especially in this difficult time we are going through, there are ways to deal with them effectively.
Some ways could be: Herbal medicine, aromatherapy, exercise and healthy eating, sunbathing, sea therapy, music therapy and more.
Stress is an inevitable part of modern life and often has detrimental effects on health. Nature has the ability to relieve those who suffer from these annoying symptoms, since it has in its pharmacy a multitude of herbs that can give mental balance without the side effects of toxic substances. Herbs either sedatives or stimulants of the nervous system, even adaptogens. Herbs that are famous for their ability to drive away sadness, stimulate the body, increase energy and "cleanse" the mind. Undoubtedly a cup of basil or licorice has no magical properties, but it is a valuable ally that will bring us closer to spiritual balance and peace of mind.
Aromatherapy is an alternative treatment method, known for 5,000 years. It is a holistic treatment that aims to improve our health and restore or maintain our balance.
Plant essential oils are known for their healing properties. Sometimes they are dispersed in the air for inhalation, sometimes they are dissolved in the bath water and sometimes they are mixed with water and used as compresses. They can also be dissolved in base oils such as almond oil and applied by massage. In aromatherapy, essential oils are believed to affect that part of the brain related to memory, emotions and hormone control, and some believe that the essential oils are absorbed directly by the skin and act directly on the body.
An estimated 450 million people worldwide suffer from mental illness. Depression is the 4th most common disease in the world. In the modern age with the intense rhythms of life, we all have the need to escape from the psychological pressure that often afflicts us. Walking, exercise, cycling, and generally participating in various sports activities, can enhance both our physical and mental health.
The nutrients we receive through food also play a very important role in the structure and function of the brain. They therefore have an effect on our mood and our state of mental health in general.
Omega-3 fatty acids, B-complex vitamins and folic acid, Amino acids, serotonin, minerals, cocoa and Vitamin D (the sun), are some of the ingredients that affect our mental health.
Other forms of psychotherapy are swimming or a walk in the sea, music or reading a good book.
What we all need to do is think positively, do the things we love that make us happy, and before everything, love ourselves.