A great video to better educate yourself surrounding depression and how to approach loved ones with information on how they can help:
Depression is not an easy thing to defeat. If it was, there would be no suicides. There is no clear cut answer to get rid of it naturally, and a lot of people take medication just to get by. But there are numerous ways to get back on your feet and feel better including:
Keep a journal close by:
Logging your days helps keep tabs on how the day ultimately went for you. What did you do? How did you feel? What made you happy? What made you sad? You would not believe the difference writing in a journal makes especially since depression clogs our memory.
We have all heard the obvious solution to feeling better… Exercise routinely. Science supports this theory as your brain functions better after a workout blah blah blah. What doctors and many people don’t understand is that it’s hard to get motivated to get out of bed! Let alone run or throw heavy weights around! BUT, There are ways to get your brain working without even gettin out of bed. Do a crossword puzzle, sudoku, word find, or something similar to those. And no I am not talking about apps or using your tablet. Get a crossword from the store and a writing utensil called a “pencil” (some of you younger people might not know what that is 😝). It’s about taking baby steps and as soon as you notice your brain working, you’ll gain energy. Maybe go for a walk out if it’s nice too.
This is a whole new way of thinking of yourself and requires its own discussion. If you would like to schedule one on one private conversations with me you can email me your info and I promise, after 5 half hour sessions, you will love yourself more than ever. You will rid yourself of ever feeling lonely, and you will be able to open up to others.
And of course there are a few other things you can do to help such as :
- Avoid alcohol and drugs
- Talk to a therapist
- Talk to a Doctor
- Multi vitamins
- Fish oil supplements
- Adopt a pet
- Eat healthier
- Join a sports team
- Volunteer to coach
- Talk to the elderly about life
- Clean the house
- Meditation daily
- Get around 7-8 hours of sleep