Are you Depressed?

Valentine’s Day is a happy day for some and let’s just say, a not so happy day for others. I myself have one friend in particular whom you may refer to as the “Grinch of Valentine’s Day”. Every Valentine’s Day she gets down and goes through a long list of reasons why she feels like a failure even though she is stunningly beautiful, intelligent and successful (in her work life). Which brings me to today’s topic – depression. Everyone gets down in the dumps from time to time, but if you’re feeling overwhelmed and your lows are making it difficult to cope with daily life, you may be depressed. Depression is a serious problem for us humans and there are many companies profiting from it, but leaving you short changed and worse off.

The road to recovery is not always that easy when you’re depressed and it requires taking action. Here are some self-help and coping tips to consider:

1. Do what you love. Write down a list of things that cheers you up & do these every day.
e.g Listening to music, writing a journal, playing with your dog.

2. Sleep better. Develop a sleep schedule and routine. Aim to get 8 hours each night.

3. Exercise! Try Yoga or other relaxation exercises, go for a walk… do anything!

4. Be nice to yourself. Many depressed people are perfectionists, beating themselves up when they fail to achieve their impossibly high standards.

5. Eat well & boost your Vitamin B. Don’t skip meals make sure you are eating good, healthy food. Minimize the sugar intake. Take a multi vitamin like Naturebee Potentiated Pollen to make sure your body isn’t missing out on any nutrients. Naturebee Potentiated Pollen is also contains all of the B-group vitamins which will help you manage stress. *See Emma’s ‘Depression & Nutrition’ for more information.

6. Give to others. Sometimes brightening someone else’s day with a nice compliment or good deed can improve your self esteem.’

7. Pamper yourself. Run yourself a bubble bath, read a magazine and paint your nails.

8. Phone a friend. Have a laugh and let loose chatting to a girlfriend.

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New Zealand based Nature Bee was born in 1997 when Jeff and Ben Cook joined forces. The father / son team discovered a special process developed by Canterbury University, still considered to be ground breaking today, that unlocks the nutrients of bee pollen, making it far more digestible than normal bee pollen. This proprietary process was later to be named the ‘potentiation process' and is continually used only by Nature Bee on their New Zealand bee pollen. Nature Bee is now available in almost every country in the world.

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