Depression is a liar. It tells us that we are fundamentally flawed and that we should hide. Depression is exhausting. It’s difficult to reach out for help because we don’t want to burden anyone. Sometimes when you are depressed you need to do opposite of what you feel.
1. Reach out for professional help
You might feel like you don’t deserve it or that you don’t need help. You need to push through those thoughts and emotions so that you can get better. If you are too tired to get out of bed, arrange for a Skype consultation. If this seems overwhelming, ask a friend to make the appointment for you.
2. Organize your schedule and stick to a routine
If you can, organize your day hour by hour and develop a daily routine. This will help you to get things done because you will be less confused about what you should be doing.
3. Write your thoughts and emotions
Writing out your emotions can help you release some stress. Negative thoughts that are helpless or hopeless should be reframed into positive action.
Exercise releases endorphins which helps us to feel happier and more motivated.
5. Social support
This one is difficult when you want to hide at home. Mentally prepare yourself to set up a time to meet people who care about you and can help you relax.
Comedy and laughter increase our positive emotions. It’s ok not to take yourself too seriously.
7. Go out into nature
At the end of the day, a short walk in nature can be calming. If you live in the city you can find a park, a balcony or a rooftop to soak in the calming effects of being outside.
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