Depressed Americans

Depressed Hispanic woman crying while laying on gray furniture

Coronavirus: An Era Of Depression

I have talked to so many mental health patients who are sitting at home in a depressed state of mind ever since the coronavirus pandemic started. The key word is at “home” because they are functional and not so depressed that they require a hospitalization, but this does not mean that they don’t experience some of the symptoms that come with depression. Even before the coronavirus, there were many Americans already depressed; now, that number has substantially increased.

Some of the symptoms of depression may include a decreased sleep, decreased interest in activities, decreased concentration, decreased appetite, guilt, loss of energy, slowing of body movements or even suicidal ideations. Many Americans experience at least a few of these symptoms while sitting at home with no agenda for the rest of the day. The recurring theme is that they lost their job and are not leaving the house; in other words, they lack activities to keep them preoccupied during the day.

Some people also become very anxious at home and anxiety and depression often go together. They will complain that there’s so much negative news or that people in the neighborhood are not wearing masks, “as if they don’t care that there’s a pandemic going on.” What’s important to understand if you are a reader who identifies with these thoughts is that we cannot force others to wear masks, nor should we expect them to; it’s a free world and people have the right to do what they want.

So why am I pointing out the obvious? Because clearly it’s making you anxious and more depressed that others aren’t following health officials’ recommendations. But why are you getting hurt in the process? You should not be anxious or depressed because of external factors; you need to learn how to put uncontrollable external factors aside and focus on bettering your life. Do your due diligence by wearing a mask and washing your hands but don’t expect others to do the same.

It’s not easy being home because of the coronavirus and not having a job. Some people work from home but still feel depressed because their previous routine of leaving the house and coming back in the evening has been taken away from them; they are not used to using their home space as a work environment after working away from home for over twenty years. As I have mentioned in many previous articles, depression is like a wave and many times you don’t see it coming; you just have to ride it out without falling down.

This coronavirus is a similar wave but much bigger and deadlier. It may be harder to hold on but it’s definitely doable. So don’t allow this wave of depression to knock you off your surfboard. Many people are experiencing the negative emotions that you are; you are never alone in this. So maintain a positive mindset, keep yourself preoccupied during the day by finding work, taking long walks outside, reading, exercising and socializing with others. Don’t allow anxiety and depression to get to you and certainly don’t allow them to bring your down!

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The “Secret” To Weight Loss May Lie in the Mind – And No, It’s Not About ‘Willpower’ — Eris Goes To

Hey guys! Today’s post is going to be a long one – it’s about my weight loss progress and how dealing with my personal issues helped with it. My weight has always been a touchy subject for me, but I feel that I’m finally ready to share my thoughts on it, how I’m trying to overcome […]

The “Secret” To Weight Loss May Lie in the Mind – And No, It’s Not About ‘Willpower’ — Eris Goes To

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Fitness Post: Brutal At Home Workouts — Fallen Angel On the Run

In all honesty finding the good in this situation still feels like looking for a needle in a haystack. Fixing what is happening in our world is beyond anything we can control. The only real thing we have power over is ourselves. Who do you want to be at the end of this? Life is […]

Fitness Post: Brutal At Home Workouts — Fallen Angel On the Run

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What will happen to the body if you do the exercise “bike” every day — ForHealth

“Bicycle” is a simple exercise for pumping the press and hip flexors. It does not require equipment and good physical preparation, can be performed separately or as part of a training session, by approaches and repetitions, or by time.

What will happen to the body if you do the exercise “bike” every day — ForHealth

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Fight stress with exercise — The Art of Being Fabulous

The ways exercise can help you fight stress and some easy tips to get more motivated!

Fight stress with exercise — The Art of Being Fabulous

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Fibromyalgia and CBD: Fiona’s Success Story — Jenny in Neverland

AD – This is a paid advertorial with Hapi Hemp I’ve heard many positives things about CBD in the past. Many success stories about people who have used it to help de-stress or ease pain. It’s an extremely valid treatment for stress and anxiety now and even my aunt uses it for pain in her […]

Fibromyalgia and CBD: Fiona’s Success Story — Jenny in Neverland

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Travel Fitness Tips That Work at Home — The Art of Being Fabulous

Travel fitness tips that work at home too, in space spaces. All exercises use little to no equipment.

Travel Fitness Tips That Work at Home — The Art of Being Fabulous

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Will Cryptocurrency Become The Next Internet?

Bitcoin, Ethereum and XRP coins on fiat money

The World Of Digital Assets

Outside of mental and physical health, we are living in exciting times to be able to recognize the adoption and implementation of digital assets in society. If successfully executed, these digital assets will revolutionize our transfer of money globally. Not only will society be positioned on a universal platform known as the blockchain, but the internet of value will allow the transfer of money and liquidity ultra smoothly and efficiently. It will no longer take 3-4 business days to send large amounts of money internationally; it will be like picking up a cup of coffee.

Whether it’s Bitcoin, Ethereum, XRP or Chainlink, not many coins will survive up until the finish line. Out of the 5,709 coins in existence, most likely 10-15 will be prevalent in the mainstream world. It’s way too early to spot the future top contenders but the race is certainly on. Whether competition or not, we should all work together to help adopt a new technology that will help everyone all over the world, including third-world nations who need and deserve the most help.

Bitcoin is slowly adopting the role of “digital gold” while XRP wants to implement a new system that will make cross-border payments flawless. What about Dogecoin? The “joke cryptocurrency” that is gaining moment because of a recent Tik Tok fad. The easiest way to start learning about cryptocurrency is by watching educational and informative YouTube videos and doing your own investigation by researching digital assets and their respective history and future intentions.

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Superfoods: What They Are and Why You Should Add Them To Your Diet — The Wellness Warrior

It can be easy to dismiss the impact that food has on our bodies, but mindful eating has taught me that unbalanced eating can lead to my feeling sluggish, tired, and unmotivated. When I eat balanced meals, I find that my tummy suffers less bloating and discomfort, my skin becomes clearer, and I have enough […]

Superfoods: What They Are and Why You Should Add Them To Your Diet — The Wellness Warrior

I Am Physically Fit

Blonde athletic girl holding weights in gym in front of mirror

Positive Affirmation: Staying In Shape

“I am physically fit because I put in the effort every day to maintain a great body by exercising and eating healthy. I enjoy to exercise because it makes me feel good about myself, including my mental health. Exercising makes me look more physically attractive and people notice how fit I am. I feel great waking up in the morning knowing that I exercised yesterday and that I have more motivation to exercise today. The more that I exercise, the more motivation and desire I harness to keep pushing forward. I am physically fit!”

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