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Tips On How To Help A Depressed Friend!

Andy Core is an expert in Work-Life Balance, Wellbeing, and Peak Human Performance.

To help a depressed friend you need to be supportive and be there to listen!

To help a depressed friend you need
to be supportive and be there to listen!

Some individuals prefer opening up to their friends instead of their family or a professional. If you are friends with such a person, while the responsibility might overwhelm you, nevertheless there are things you can do to help your pal out:

Initiate the conversation. If you sense that your friend is depressed, it’s best that you strike the conversation first. Inquire about whether he or she is feeling alright and if they refuse to admit to it, simply state that you know something is wrong and that you are here to help and listen if they are willing.

You don’t need to have all the answers. Your friend will be aware of the fact that you might not have all the answers but regardless, at times just talking about what’s bothering helps a lot. Depressed individuals mostly just need someone to console them and support them through the rough patch. So be there to listen to his or her troubles and just say some kind words to lighten up their spirits.

Your friend might say or do things that might hurt you.  At times a depressed individual tends to vent out their emotions such as anger and frustration on a close one. So be ready to take a dose of the release and do not take it personally. Just listen to them and eventually they will calm down.

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Losing Your Sense Of Purpose In Life

Andy Core is an expert in Work-Life Balance, Wellbeing, and Peak Human Performance.

Losing your sense of purpose in life will lead to depression!

Losing your sense of purpose in life
will lead to depression!

When you go clueless about your purpose in life, more so often it will make you feel depressed and lost. What’s more is that being in such a predicament will take its toll on your health as well. The state of your mind when stuck in such a situation will influence your brain’s chemistry, and also your wellbeing.

When you lose your sense of purpose, you lose your sense of direction in life. This leads to you having no solid goals and hence ultimately you lose your sense of motivation too. With nothing to motivate you, to get you moving, you eventually become lackadaisical and can fall victims to chronic boredom, misery and sorrow.  Though we all go through low moments in life, often many people have the tendency to just remain in that zone.

Additionally, in time you’ll become frustrated and your situation might worsen if you have other work or home related problems to deal with. Moreover, you’ll find your energy level plummeting, more so than ever. You’ll probably even stop caring about your health, eating habits and gradually end up packing on extra weight. So if you do get caught up in such a scenario, it’s imperative for you to fight your way out of the situation or else your life will remain completely empty.

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