Fight the Work Depression [The Chemical Way]
DisclaimerAccording to scientific research, the sequence of small failures can cause a stronger depression when compared with each high-stress factor taken separately. Since we spend about a half of life at work, where fails often happen, let’s see what we can do to lift the spirits at work, using nothing but the chemistry of our mood.
True-Life StoryRecently, I’ve talked to my friend complaining about his bad mood at work. He told me about vain attempts to google for some tips and trying to follow given advice. Why were they vain? I asked him what the advice was, and some pieces were something like that:
- “Don’t set yourself up for expecting perfection.”
- “Start in the middle.”
- “Get in a routine.”
As you see, all the tips are
- If you started feeling better, an article helped you.
- If not, it means you did something wrong.
- We are lazy. Reading some tips on the Internet is much easier than trying to analyze real-life problems. Even if those tips don’t help, a little distraction will postpone negative thoughts. People even ask Siri to help with depression!
- We enjoy feeling special and hard nuts to crack.
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What is depression?This term was first used by German psychiatrist Emil Kraepelin who characterized depression as the triad of symptoms:
- affective inhibition
- motoric inhibition
- ideational inhibition
- depression is an ancient disorder;
- it works similarly for humans, cats, dogs, rats, and even birds;
- mechanisms used to beat depression are common, too.
Additional TipsWhen setting up the room lighting, keep in mind several important things:
TIP 1: More isn’t always better. This investigation shows that our mood correlates with our subjective estimation of lightness. If you’re comfortable with a luminance which differs from contemporary recommendations, it’s totally fine.
TIP 2: Do not focus on the light of particular spectrum. Paul F. Boray’s research shows that no significant correlation lays between our mood and type of light.Exercising is like writing: there are so many ways to do it wrong! That is why I want to point your attention to these six tips:
TIP 1: Avoid costly and cumbersome home gyms like this one. You can do more and better exercises, using barbell and dumbbells.
TIP 2: Do not buy devices which are more fun than action. For example, sitting on a fitball won’t help with depression. And examples of such equipment are numerous.
TIP 3: A free-standing pull-up bar is a nice choice for office rooms without firm walls. And a leverage pull-up bar is a good match for our homes: it is compact, and there’s no need to damage the walls.
TIP 4: Spice up your cardio workouts with a challenge. The virtual mission is a quite interesting variant to try.
TIP 5: Probably, office yoga is a good stretch, but it doesn’t work as antidepressants because it’s too light. I would recommend you external ashtanga yoga classes, a physically intense type of yoga.
TIP 6: Both aerobic and non-aerobic exercises are efficient.