Mental health has never been more on the agenda than in the past months. Whilst a fast-paced lifestyle with several pressures was indeed taking its toll on people, the last couple of months with a pandemic, restrictions and an economic meltdown, we have been facing new levels of mental health challenges.
In such circumstances, skipping out on the small things matters a lot. Missing out on exercise, good food and sleep is enough to put you in a dire mood and increase your chances of depression. In this article, we shall be discussing some ways that you may be increasing your chances of depression.
A quick snack is both tasty and convenient. Consuming too much processed foods however, can leave you feeling sad. Research indicates that a healthy diet is correlated with less risks of depression. Although it can be quite difficult to skip on processed foods due to time constraints, keep in mind that fresh options may positively impact your mood.
Excessive media consumption
With all the devices we have available, it can be quite overwhelming to keep up. Avoid spending excessive time in front of different screens and try to limit yourself to one device at any point in time. The overload of different media might overwhelm your brain and increase your risks of a sad mood.
Spending time with toxic people may be problematic for your mental health. Steer away from the negative comments which may be given by friends, your partner or boss. Surrounding yourself with negative people can be detrimental to your outlook on life.
The hustle and bustle of everyday life is something we have grown accustomed to. Spending all your time in a closed environment is likely to catch up with you. In this regard, it would be ideal to spend some time in nature and greenery, to relieve yourself from the hassle of everyday life.
Failing to manage and keep tabs on mental health can lead to depression. Any depression drivers to share with us? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.