The key to how depression starts is worry: When one or more innate emotional needs is not being met in a person’s life, for whatever reason, they start to worry about it instead of doing something to correct the situation. The worrying over stimulates the autonomic nervous system resulting in excessive dream sleep and less recuperative, refreshing sleep. This sleep imbalance means they get into a cycle of continually worrying, poor sleep and waking up tired and lacking the normal motivation to get on with life. This miserable feeling gives them yet another thing to worry about and the cycle continues.
So, if you feel miserable and bad about yourself much of the time, are increasingly preoccupied with negative ideas about your life and the world, don’t feel motivated to do the things you used to enjoy or were good at, sleep poorly and often wake up exhausted and find everything an effort you are almost certainly depressed.
Does this sound like you?
Maybe you can’t keep your mind on what you are doing, can’t bring yourself to listen to others or bother talking to someone. Maybe you can’t sleep or wake up too early because of the worries buzzing around in your head, or maybe you are sleeping all day, a thick and unrefreshing sleep that is simply a way of avoiding being awake and tackling problems. This, of course, leaves you more exhausted. Maybe you can’t eat, or maybe you can’t stop eating. Perhaps you are too unmotivated even to contemplate the simplest task so opening a can of beans or walking to the fridge is an action too huge to contemplate and may reduce you to tears.
If you are depressed or have been depressed in the past, some of all of these experiences will strike a chord with you. When you get that low, you may feel you are in the grip of a terrible unfathomable illness that you are powerless to fight against. Even if you have experienced and overcome depression in the past, you may still feel unable to prevent it swallowing you again; to you it is a demon, a life sentence, and an unavoidable curse.
In fact, with the right knowledge, it isn’t. The monstrous, life destroying experience of depression can be totally outwitted, banished and annihilated – BY YOU.
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