Everyone feels sad or less interested in activities
occasionally. But if you feel sad or empty most of the day or
have a loss of interest or energy for your favorite hobbies, or
if those hobbies don't give you the satisfaction they used to
nearly every day for 2 weeks or more, it could be depression.
Some signs and symptoms:
Thinking about death or suicide
Feeling like things are not fun anymore
Feeling irritable and annoyed a lot
Sleeping too much or not enough
Feeling lonely or unloved
Feeling guilty or worthless
Feeling empty or numb
Dealing with depression can be challenging. But it is
treatable with medicine and therapy.
Anxiety is characterized by excessive, ongoing, exaggerated
worry and tension about everyday life events. People with
these symptoms tend to always expect disaster and can't
stop worrying about health, money, family, work or school.
Their worry often is unrealistic or out of proportion for the
situation. Daily life becomes a constant state of worry, fear
Anxiety can be accompanied by a variety of physical
symptoms. Most commonly, these symptoms are related to
the heart, lungs, gastrointestinal and nervous systems.
Picturing yourself successfully facing and conquering the
specific fear and talking with a supportive person can
Fear is an unpleasant and often strong emotion caused by
awareness or anticipation of danger. Fear is completely
natural and helps people to recognize and respond to
dangerous situations and threats.
However, healthy fear -- or fear which has a protective
function -- can evolve into unhealthy or pathological fear,
which can lead to exaggerated and violent behavior.
“Courage is not the lack of fear, but the willingness to act
in spite of it."
Modern life is full of hassles, deadlines, frustrations, and
demands. For many people, stress is so commonplace
that it has become a way of life. Stress is a normal physical
response to events that make you feel threatened or upset
your balance in some way. But beyond a certain point,
stress stops being helpful and starts causing major
damage to your health, your mood, your productivity, your
relationships, and your quality of life.
Your ability to tolerate stress depends on many factors,
including the quality of your relationships, your general
outlook on life, your genetics and your emotional
Grief is a multi-faceted response to loss. Is the normal
response of sorrow, emotion, and confusion that comes
from losing someone or something important to you.
Grief lasts as long as it takes you to accept and learn to live
with your loss. For some people, grief lasts a few months.
For others, grieving may take years.
To get over the grieving process, try to:
Accept the loss.
Work through and feel the physical and emotional pain of
Adjust to living in a world without the person or item lost.
Move on with life.
Anger is a natural and potentially productive emotion.
However, anger can get out of control and become
destructive and problematic.
So why do we get angry? People get angry when their
expectations are not met- whether those expectations are
about themselves, about the future, or about others.
So, what is it that would stand against anger in the
moments of need?
A dignified self-control, calmness, tolerance, acceptance,
People are constantly looking for something that will make
them happy or make their life complete. Some people
spend their whole lives looking for or chasing after things
they think will make their life worthwhile, but they often
disagree about what those things are.
Happiness is a state of mind. Is a choice… it’s all about
attitude. Is peace of mind and serenity of soul.
Happiness starts with a smile!
Sadness is a normal emotion that almost always
Sadness can result from a change that you didn't expect, or
it can signal the need for a change in your life. Change is
usually stressful, but it is necessary for growth!
When Is Sadness a Problem?
If a sad feeling goes on for too long, hurts too deeply, and
makes it hard for you to enjoy the good things about your
life, it's called depression.
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