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Keep calm and love yourself

I’m 36 and single.  I often feel very depressed. I am afraid I might become a patient of depression one day!
Name unknown, New Delhi

If you feel depressed, it’s best to do something about it — depression doesn’t just go away on its own. In addition to getting help from a doctor or therapist, here are five things you can do to feel better.

Exercise: Do brisk walking for 15 to 30 minutes daily or dance, jog, bike if you like. Make yourself do it anyway (ask a friend to exercise with you if you need to be motivated). Once you get in the exercise habit, it won’t take long to notice a difference in your mood.

Nurture yourself with good nutrition: Depression can affect appetite. While one may not feel like eating at all another might just overeat. Proper nutrition can influence a person’s mood and energy. So eat plenty of fruits and vegetables and get regular meals. Even if you don’t feel hungry try to eat something light like a piece of fruit, to keep you going.

Identify troubles but don’t dwell on them: Try to identify situations that have contributed to your depression. When you know what’s got you feeling blue and why, talk about it with a caring friend. Talking is a way to release feelings and to receive understanding. Feeling connected to friends and family can help relieve depression.

Express yourself: With depression, a person’s creativity and sense of fun may seem blocked. Exercise your imagination (painting, drawing, doodling, sewing, writing, dancing, composing music, etc.) and you will not only get those creative juices flowing you also loosen up some positive emotions.

Look on the bright side: Depression affects a person’s thoughts, making everything seem dismal, negative, and hopeless. If depression has you noticing only the negative, make an effort to notice good things in life. Try to notice one thing, then try to think of one more. Consider your strengths, gifts, or blessings. Most of all, don’t forget to be patient with yourself. Depression takes time to heal but you can fix it before it breaks you.

I’m 17 years old and feel embarrassed as I have too much hair on my body. I do not want to wax or use any other technique. Is there some natural and easy remedy?

Sophie, Mumbai
Unwanted hair is a cause of embarrassment for many. This unwanted hair can be removed so that you feel confident enough to face people. Clean and clear skin is a dream of everyone and you are no exception. Use can try this method and I’m sure it will help:
Use raw papaya for unwanted hair removal
You need:
• Raw papaya paste: 1-2 tablespoons
• Turmeric powder: ½ tsp
Do this:
• Make papaya paste by peeling and grinding raw papaya pieces.
• Mix turmeric powder with this raw papaya paste.
• Massage the area with this paste for about 15 minutes.
• Wash off with water.
• Do this once or twice a week.
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