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Struggling with Depression: Ways to step towards radical change

Published on Feb 18, 2024 03:16 PM IST
  • From being present for ourselves to having a healthy routine, here are a few ways to step towards radical change.
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When we struggle with Depression, it is important to have psychological flexibility. "It involves being open to experiencing difficult emotions and thoughts without becoming overwhelmed by them. Instead of attempting to avoid or suppress negative feelings, it’s important to acknowledge and accept them as a natural part of the human experience. Simultaneously, individuals with psychological flexibility can maintain focus on their values and goals, taking committed action towards what matters most to them despite the presence of depressive symptoms," wrote Therapist Maythal Eshaghian.(Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Feb 18, 2024 03:16 PM IST

When we struggle with Depression, it is important to have psychological flexibility. "It involves being open to experiencing difficult emotions and thoughts without becoming overwhelmed by them. Instead of attempting to avoid or suppress negative feelings, it’s important to acknowledge and accept them as a natural part of the human experience. Simultaneously, individuals with psychological flexibility can maintain focus on their values and goals, taking committed action towards what matters most to them despite the presence of depressive symptoms," wrote Therapist Maythal Eshaghian.(Unsplash)

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We need to practice being present for ourselves. This will help us to gain more self-awareness and know ourselves better. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Feb 18, 2024 03:16 PM IST

We need to practice being present for ourselves. This will help us to gain more self-awareness and know ourselves better. (Unsplash)

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We need to understand our internal experiences and our surroundings. This also helps us to choose actions that align with our values and belief system. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Feb 18, 2024 03:16 PM IST

We need to understand our internal experiences and our surroundings. This also helps us to choose actions that align with our values and belief system. (Unsplash)

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We need to stop judging us for having Depression. Instead, we need to become more aware of the way we feel and why we feel like that. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Feb 18, 2024 03:16 PM IST

We need to stop judging us for having Depression. Instead, we need to become more aware of the way we feel and why we feel like that. (Unsplash)

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We should approach our internal experiences with curiosity, openness and without having any judgment. This will allow us to address them in a better manner. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Feb 18, 2024 03:16 PM IST

We should approach our internal experiences with curiosity, openness and without having any judgment. This will allow us to address them in a better manner. (Unsplash)

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We should create a routine that is replete with healthy habits that can take our mind away from spiraling or overthinking. We should take small steps and be patient. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Feb 18, 2024 03:16 PM IST

We should create a routine that is replete with healthy habits that can take our mind away from spiraling or overthinking. We should take small steps and be patient. (Unsplash)

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