You Are Not Alone
Have you ever missed an important event in your life? There once was an intelligent, successful woman who woke up one morning and couldn’t get out from bed. She had missed appointments and things that were important to her. She hid.
She had a great life, but, unfortunately, she was challenged with chronic depression and anxiety. She didn’t know why she felt sad and anxious.
What is DEPRESSION?
Depression involves two weeks or more of sadness, negative self-worth, change in sleeping patterns, and a host of other symptoms that keep you from living normally.
Entrepreneur’s depression is a black-hole for the company. Depression among entrepreneurs is higher than depression among Americans, which is about 7%. It suggests that entrepreneurs are more likely to suffer depression.
Even if you’re not an entrepreneur, you’re someone who probably has dreams for the future. You’re still human and at some point this will apply to you or someone you love.
You must be kind to yourself. Don’t “should” all over yourself. Should is the worst word. It causes guilt, it implies that you can’t change things, and it says that you wish things were different. Nothing good comes from “should.” Sometimes acceptance is the key. Through is the only way out.
TREAT DEPRESSION AND MENTAL ILLNESS LIKE AN ILLNESS.
See a psychiatrist. If you are financially challenged, some clinics offer sliding scales. Your doctor may prescribe an antidepressant that treats depression and anxiety.
TALK THERAPY (COUNSELING).
Medication and therapy go hand in hand. So, you must see a professional therapist that can develop a plan to treat your anxiety and depression. Some types of therapy that can help are: Cognitive behavioral (teaches you to adjust your thoughts and actions), Interpersonal (shows you how to communicate better), and Problem-solving (gives you skills to manage your symptoms).
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a set of standardized protocols that incorporates elements from many different treatment approaches. EMDR therapy is a psychotherapy approach that has been proven to be effective for the treatment of trauma.
TAKE CARE OF YOUR BODY.
Your body is where you live. What you do to it will impact your state of mind. These are the things that we need to do in order to be healthy:
EXERCISE. Exercise for at least 20 minutes a day. Go for a long walk, lift weights, or take a yoga class. When you exercise, your body releases endorphins that flood your brain. Endorphins trigger positive feelings
EAT WELL. There are a million opinions on how to eat. Cutting down on sugar and processed foods and eating more fresh food will help you feel better
RIGHT SLEEP. Insomnia can cause depression. People with insomnia are more likely to develop depression. Simple things like not checking your phone for a half hour before you go to sleep can help
Reach out to family and friends and let them know what you’re going through. There is a tendency to isolate depression. Ask for help from the people who love you.
JOIN A SUPPORT GROUP.
You have gifts to share with the world. You are not alone. You are not flawed. You are human
Jamie Henkin is originally from Chicago. She traded the snow for the sun 30 years ago and has never looked back. Jamie's passion is acting. For many years Jamie had been a waitress to support herself. When she was introduced to network marketing, she fell in love with the business model. She quickly realized it's the perfect day job for an actor. She can make her own schedule, a monthly residual income, and get to help people! All at the same time! She is currently with Rodan and Fields skincare. It's a brand that she is excited about and loves to share! Jamie loves to help people. The life they choose is the best skin of their lives.