It’s normal to feel sad for a reason. However, some feel an overwhelming sense of sadness regardless of a cause. Over the years, those with Depression have sought therapy and taken medication to quell feelings of sadness. The tech boom has inspired new ways to fight the blues. Here’s how to tackle depression with technology.
Depression is intense, and a state of sadness grows worse without resolution. Depression Cbt has resources to help one grow more aware about depression and available options. Additionally, it deconstructs thought patterns and helps invalidate the cause of a depressed state. Some need to relax with soothing sounds and music. The app offers that too.
Health Through Breath
Many believe in the healing powers of meditation. Focus and breathing are integral components of peaceful states. The app offers a variety of breathing techniques that help users relax. Learn to find your place of peace quickly regardless of surrounding circumstances.
Some meditate while others pump iron, do aerobics, or engage in light cardiovascular activities. Fitness Builder is both free and paid; the free version offers over 400 workouts. Tailor a workout to target your core, build bigger arm muscles, tone your legs, etc. Many report a euphoric feeling from a workout in addition to feeling great by leading a healthy lifestyle.
At times, all one needs is positive affirmations. The app features tons of positive, happy quotes. It seems like a simple solution, yet the right string of words can really make a difference. Snap out of a state of sadness with witty, humorous, and inspiring words.
Android Alarm Clock
Some find solace in a routine. If you wake up and have nothing planned, you may begin to mope or have thoughts wander. Conversely, waking to an alarm will provide you with structure and direction from the moment you get up. If you like the structure, try supplementing the Android Alarm Clock with a daily planner.
Some shake feelings of depression by reducing them to what they are – electrical impulses in the brain. 3D Brain showcases the different regions of the brain and explains the functions aligned to each. Perhaps a more objective understanding of the brain can help cure an episode of the blues.
Live Happy is a fun app packed with fresh ideas that inspire action. Don’t just think about being happy; take action each day. Keep a gratitude journal, track goals, remind people of how much you appreciate them, etc.
Some may not be aware they have an issue beyond mild feelings of sadness. Those with clinical depression can live ‘normal’ lives. But the road to stability and happiness starts with a proper diagnosis. The app helps those with regular feelings of depression uncover if there is reason to seek medical assistance.
Similar to Depression CBT, MindShift helps train users to recognize healthy and dysfunctional thought patterns. It aids in helping people address real life situations related to performance anxiety, conflict, worry, panic, etc.
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