How to deal with depression?

Dear beautiful souls,

It took me a couple of sleepless night to write this, because I struggle a lot lately.
But also wanted to look into the details what we can do to deal with depression and put ourselves on the road of recovery - because maybe someone needs to read this and maybe I'll be able to help myself this way.

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Cause sometimes you're not strong enough to ask for help, not strong enough to reach out to your friends, and all you wanna do is to be silent, then scream and cry under your blanket for days. I cry a lot lately and I feel that something changed, not emotionally, but physically. There is chronic pain all day, there is migraine and dizziness. There is no hope, there are no words to help. I got to the point where work is a daily struggle. To be there, to hear my workmates, to work with them, to be around them.
I want to be alone and in the same time I'm so afraid of being alone. The future is not bright, it's dark and cold, no humanity, no hope.
I hate myself more than ever, I don't eat normally, I buy clothes to make myself happy for 2 seconds, and as soon as I'm home I go to bed and close the curtains. I struggle and I'm not ready to ask for help and my friends got tired of this behavior - and I can relate to them.

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 Sad and upsetting events are a part of normal life, therefore feeling down at times is perfectly okay and necessity to deal with emotions. But if you're feeling hopeless regulary, you could be dealing with depression. People experience depression in different ways. It may affect your daily work, resulting lower productivity. It can also influence relationships and some chronic health conditions.

Depression drains your energy, hope, and motivation, making it difficult to take the first steps that will help you to feel better. But going for a 10 minutes walk or learning a TikTok dance, for example, is something you can do in a second. And it can substantially boost your mood and energy for several hours.

  1. Reach out and stay connected: if it's possible do it in person
  2. Do what you enjoy: be nice to your body and soul, do a facemask, read a book, watch a new series
  3. Walk, run, swim, go up and down on the stairs, try with a little amount of exercise, you can try a Happy dance or Disney music exercise, it's like 15 minutes
  4. Don't skip meals, boost your vitamin level - you can try healthy options like teas, vitamin capsules and also can follow a diet which helps fighting depression
  5. Nature and sunlight is your friend, if you don't want company you can enjoy being outside alone too
  6. Educate yourself about the topic, to deal with depression in a more helpful way
  7. Reward yourself - even for small success
  8. Get up at the same time every morning - avoid sleeping during the day, to help you get back on your normal sleeping schedule
  9. Clean the house, flat, room you're living in
  10. Hug someone - doesn't matter if it's a dog or a person
More tips and also the sources for this post:

But please reach out to someone, please don't be like me, get professional help or open up to a close friend or family member. Please don't do this alone.

With love from B ♥

Comments

  1. Yes, nature is important for our well being and refreshes our mind and body.
    Glad I read this as a good reminder, I myself get depressed at times.

    Take care!
    Marie
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    1. Thank you for reading, hope you're doing well. Take care dear :)

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  2. Being out in nature can be so calming and uplifting indeed. Sometimes being creative or reading a book can also help to lift the mood. Take care of yourself. :) xo

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    1. Thank you for commenting, yes reading a book can also take you to a new world. Hope everything is fine with you :)

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  3. I loved this so much! All those points are so true and something I try and do regularly to keep my mind at bay - thanks for sharing.
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    1. Thank you for your feedback, I'm glad you found those points useful. Taker care dear!

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