De-stress! Happiness Is Good For You
With over 100 million people diagnosed with depression worldwide, it’s probably one of the most common mental health disorders of them all. Yet despite research suggesting that acne is linked to stress, almost 80% of people who experience symptoms of depression don’t seek help. The more your mood plummets, the greater likelihood of your skin producing acne – and vice versa. It’s a vicious cycle.
On the other hand, being happy allows the hormones in your body to return to normal, lowering your risk of breaking out. Skin conditions like eczema, psoriasis and acne can be triggered or exacerbated by feelings of sadness, tension and guilt. Being happy won’t just make you feel better, it’ll make you look beautiful.
If you’re worried about feeling stressed out or miserable all the time, you should consult with your doctor or health professional. Other things you can do to de-stress are taking time off work, sleeping for longer, exercising and finding a fun hobby to distract yourself with.
Aside from simply feeling down, there are a variety of physical side-effects that come with depression.
#1 Fatigue. You might not be able to get to sleep, or if you do then you still feel exhausted and depleted of energy even after getting 10 – 12 hours.
#2 Chronic Pain. Headaches, back pain and stomach cramps that won’t go away are common signs of depression.
#3 Anger. Rather than sadness, some people – particularly men – who suffer from depression exhibit signs of irritability, which can often lead family and friends to believe that depression isn’t the problem. Do you find yourself blowing up at people over little things? Are you constantly itching for a fight? Are you unable to perform simple tasks without losing your cool?
#4 Trouble Concentrating. Sometimes the pressures of everyday living can overload your brain. This often results in a lack of concentration and an impaired memory. Does your mind wander whenever you try to get work done? Do you forget things often?
#5 Isolation. Depression is a lonely disease, and people who experience it may find themselves distancing themselves from loved ones and pulling away from relationships. Meditation has been proven to worsen feelings of depression, which is why if you notice a friend, family member or co-worker who seems down, talk to them. Try to pull them out of it.