WAYS TO OVERCOME DEPRESSION IN ENTREPRENEURSHIP

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Entrepreneurship is a life time rewarding-way of life that gives you all that you want in life when you get to its peak, for this reason among others, a lot of people are giving it their best shot to see that they get to the top and be successful entrepreneurs. The most rewarding aspect of it all is the process one follows to get to the top, the hardship, sleepless night, depression among many other challenges you will face but what makes it rewarding is the very hard process mentioned earlier that's is what will build you to accommodate the success that will come your way. 
In the process of getting to the top, the major problem that get people down and sometimes lead to them giving up is Depression. Depression can be debilitating and is very different from just feeling unhappy. Usually, there is a reason for unhappiness such as being rejected or not getting the job you wanted. Depression is a pervasive feeling. It’s almost as if you are in a black tunnel with no light. Hope disappears and the things you used to find enjoyable become a chore. 
The major cause of depression in business or the world of entrepreneurship is lack of achieving result. Some people can even kill themselves when they work very hard and not get result and at the same time see someone who is not working half as much as they think they are getting all the result. Today's topic will be featured around overcoming depression. Being depressed can make you feel helpless. You're not. Along with therapy and sometimes medication, there's a lot you can do on your own to fight back. Here are a few point to help you overcome depression weather in business or generally in life...

1. Stop the Negative Self Talk
Depressed people tend to see the world in a negative way. When things go wrong they blame themselves and when they go right, they put it down to luck. Depression reinforces self doubt and feelings of worthlessness. Monitor your inner negative talk and make allowances for this type of thinking by reminding yourself that your thinking is that of a depressed person, not a healthy functioning person. Don’t take your thoughts seriously when you are feeling low. Acknowledge the thoughts but this doesn’t mean you have to believe them. Keep perspective.
2. Get in a routine. 

If you’re depressed, you need a routine, says Ian Cook, MD. He's a psychiatrist and director of the Depression Research and Clinic Program at UCLA. Depression can strip away the structure from your life. One day melts into the next. Setting a gentle daily schedule can help you get back on track.
3. Set goals
Am sure most of you are probably wondering why i added this point since attaining your goals is what got you depressed in the first place but when you're depressed, you may feel like you can't accomplish anything. That makes you feel worse about yourself. To push back, set daily goals for yourself. "Start very small," Cook says. "Make your goal something that you can succeed at, like doing the dishes every other day." As you start to feel better, you can add more challenging daily goals.
4. Exercise
Regular exercise has benefits for helping to overcome depression. Exercise releases endorphins which improve natural immunity and improve mood. Besides lifting your mood, regular exercise offers other health benefits, such as lowering blood pressure, protecting against heart disease, cancer and boosting self-esteem. Experts advise getting half an hour to an hour of moderate exercise, such as brisk walking at least three to four times per week. I myself play a lot of badminton whenever am down compare to when am normal and it tends to help me feel better.
5. Do something new. 
When you’re depressed, you’re in a rut. Push yourself to do something different. Go to a museum. Pick up a used book and read it on a park bench. Volunteer at a soup kitchen. Take a language class. "When we challenge ourselves to do something different, there are chemical changes in the brain," Advice. "Trying something new alters the levels of [the brain chemical] dopamine, which is associated with pleasure, enjoyment, and learning."
6. Challenge negative thoughts. 

In your fight against depression, a lot of the work is mental -- changing how you think. When you're depressed, you leap to the worst possible conclusions. The next time you're feeling terrible about yourself, use logic as a natural depression treatment. You might feel like no one likes you, but is there real evidence for that? You might feel like the most worthless person on the planet, but is that really likely? It takes practice, but in time you can beat back those negative thoughts before they get out of control.

7.Check with your doctor before using supplements.


"There's promising evidence for certain supplements for depression," Cook says. Those include fish oil, folic acid, and SAMe. But more research needs to be done before we'll know for sure. Always check with your doctor before starting any supplement, especially if you’re already taking medications.

8. Don’t give up
Depression can make you want to hide away from the world and disappear. It’s okay to take some time out but give yourself a time limit and then do something productive to improve your mood. Depression can be well managed (I know this from personal experience) and there can be a wonderful life beyond depression. Hang in there and keep the faith. Although the above suggestions can be effective, depression that perseveres should be investigated further and seeing a Doctor to chat over any symptoms is a step in the right direction.
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So here you have them, these point are home remedies for you to help you overcome depression, always remember entrepreneurship is not easy, so take the whole journey as a learning process and always learn from your mistakes. You are going to make a lot and a lot of mistakes, make sure you are learning from them. 
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