How To Deal With Anxiety And Depression During The Fall

How To Deal With Anxiety And Depression During The Fall

 

Hello, beautiful people!

This is the season of anxiety and depression, but first a small update on my life.

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It is still fall and it is magical out there. But during this captivating season, there are diseases, which are slowly sharpening. I can easily remember how scared I felt when the fall was coming because I knew my anxiety and depression was about to get bigger and louder. I was totally scared of this season. Now, almost two years later, I enjoy the fall season like a normal person.

 


 

My story with anxiety and depression started almost six years ago. At this time I was so fearless, so full of hope and dreams. I was thinking I can handle anything that comes in my way. And kinda it was like that for a long time. All of this was because I was super organized and I spent zero time for myself and my needs. I was always doing many things at a time – working, studying, training, taking a driving license, looking for my family and friends. That’s how I got my nervous vegetative dystonia (and depression later).I was being super anxious all the time, I had fear of everything. Panic attacks were just a small part of the whole process. With time I developed depression, which was the scariest part of my life. I was insecure, full of fear and dark thoughts. My mind was a total mess. At some point, I needed to give this a deep thought. I knew these diseases were telling me something. Something wasn’t right in my life and needed to be changed. So I changed a lot of things and I am still changing, but that’s how I cured myself of anxiety and depression. But enough with my story. My point was that I was getting much worse in the months from the end of September until March. Especially in November and December when the weather is dark and rainy and when the day is getting smaller. And I know you do too.

After a long and deep observation,  I found a few tricks and tips which were helping me in the fight with these scary diseases. Keep in mind two things. First, I am not a doctor and these things are something that helped me, but for you, there could be other solutions. Second – you have to change the way you are thinking and all the parts of your life which you don’t like to heal from anxiety and depression. If I can do it, you can too!

Here are the tips to help you manage your condition!

  • Visualization

That is the first thing you should start doing because it takes more time. Just try every night before going to sleep to visualize how actually anxiety and depression free you from the unwanted parts of your life. Think about how and what do you want to do if it weren’t these conditions in your life. Another idea is to imagine the diseases as if they were balloons. Let them go! Thank them for the lessons they gave you and let them go with a smile and a gratitude. If your imagination can’t think of anything you can find many guided visualizations on Youtube. I won’t lie to you – it’s hard and it takes some time to see the things clearly, but I promise you that really works.

  • Journaling

Journaling is a great way to share all your emotions. It is going to be your new best friend because you are going to share everything there.

I am very emotional but I always tended to keep everything in me. I didn’t want to bother my family and my friends with all the problems I had. It might sound like nothing to you, but trust me it is a real problem. Don’t do like me, don’t keep everything in you. When you are thinking something – say it out loud!Don’t keep this poison in you! If you are more like me and don’t want to bother your friends just write down everything in your journal. My advice is to take it everywhere with you and in the moment you want to share something write it down. This method really helped me to manage my feelings. Now I am absolutely obsessed with cute notebooks and journals. You can grab yours here in Planner Perfect

 


 

  • Magnesium and Omega 3

I am sure you have heard about both of these. If you are not so much into pills like me I bet you thought: “These are not going to help me!”. The truth is they are going to ease your conditions. They both have amazing qualities, not only connected to your mental health, but for your overall health. Magnesium keeps me energized and more mentally stable. But the truth is I am a bigger fan of Omega 3. Everythime I feel the first symptoms of depression I start taking Omega 3 and it brings me back to track for 3-4 days. This pushes me far away from these conditions for only a few days. They both are natural products, not a chemistry or poison. I don’t eat foods with magnesium and Omega 3 and that’s why I need to get them from somewhere else. They are the perfect weapon against anxiety and depression. I use and recommend this Magnesium and this Omega-3.

  • Healthy lifestyle

Yes, I understand it is not easy and you don’t have time, but we all have busy lives. I work a regular job and work on my blog at the same time, but all you need is 15 to 30 minutes a day to do some exercises. It is possible! Don’t get me wrong – I love chocolate more than everything else. I actually had an eating disorder and it took me years to won this constant fight obsession with chocolate. Trust me, chocolate + anxiety + depression is not a good combination. It is actually the worst. I found out that food, which is rich in protein like eggs, meat and yogurt make me feel a lot better. Just listen to your body and you are going to improve not only your mental but your overall health.If you are not a fitness lover you can try working out at home. I feel most comfortable when I do exercises at home. Plus you can wear cute sports outfits like this.

  • The secret ingredient – Turmeric 

This main spice used in Indian dish curry is a powerful tool. It could be your weapon against depression. Turmeric has many healing powers. It is one of the best medicinal herbs. I find turmeric being especially effective in managing the depression symptoms. In the minute I feel the symptoms kicking in I make my special depression free beverage. I put in a jar warm water, honey, lemon, and turmeric. I won’t lie to you – it’s not pretty and it’s not the best taste in the world, but it really helps against depression. MAke two portions and drink one in the morning and one in the evening. I hope this is going to help you like it helped me. If you are not into this drink you can always take it on tablets from here.

  • Think positive

Positivity is the key! You have to really believe you will get better. Try always thinking for the best possible scenario, not the worst. With the needed practice everything is possible! If you need a little push about that just try the

 

I hope all of the information is going to be useful for you. If you have any questions – contact me. And please share this post so it could reach and help more people! Thank you!

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With love,

Monica

 

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31 thoughts on “How To Deal With Anxiety And Depression During The Fall”

    • This is true! People should know how to treat it! Back in time I felt helpless, but with hard work everything is possible! 💕💕💕

  • I’ve suffered from depression for most of my life and this post resonated with me so much. I too went through a time of complete self neglect, fell into an even deeper depression than I ever had, complete with panic attacks and stress, and recently have made major changes to take control of my life again. I journal often and used to eat chocolate as a means to feel better, but like your post suggests eating chocolate is not ideal. Will definitely try magnesium, omega 3 and turmeric! Thank you for the post.

    • I feel you, girl! I know that feelings and they are awful! I am happy to hear you found ways to change your life! Thank you for writing me! If you need someone to talk to you can always write me! 💕

    • Thank you so much for your nice words! Turmeric is a real saver! I will check your post! Thank you! 💕💕💕

  • Great tips. Journaling definitely helps me too, and just taking the time to “switch off”. I’ll have to try out the turmeric drink – sounds really interesting.

    I’m glad you’ve found what works for you. Anxiety and depression truly suck. xx

    • Thank you! Journaling became one of my best friends! Turmeric is a powerful weapon against depression! I hope these methods are going to help you, darling! 💕💕💕

  • Really Appreciable Post, that’s why I like to do blogging earning money by helping or informing the peoples, liked the suggestion of putting turmeric , honey and lemon I am indian I still don’t know about it thanks for informing , really I can think of you come from great depression from past. Following on u on insta

    • I hope you are going to feel better very soon! If you need to talk to someone you can always contact me! 💕

  • Thank you for your blog. It helped me because i thought i was the only kne suffering from feeling down during fall and winter. I will do with your advices

    • Hey, hello! Thank you so much for your kind words! My main purpose is to help people with my writing! Fall and winter were awful but with these advices I feel perfect this year! If you need any help or someone to talk to – contact me! 💕

    • That’s so good for you! I am happy to hear that you feel better! Keep going, love! Always think positive! 💕

  • This post fits me so well. I’ve dealt with depression for many years now. I always dread the fall and especially the winter time. Journaling/blogging is so therapeutic for me…that’s partially why I started my blog. Thanks for the great tips!

  • Thanks for sharing! I have anxiety! My love for journaling inspired me to start blogging and that helps me take the stress away! I really need to start living a healthier lifestyle and begin working out to help me focus to positive energy.

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