I want everyone to know that depression is something that can only be fixed by the person who suffers from it. Anti-depressants only dumb you down so you don’t over think. They do not fix the problem. Depression is a psychological deep hole that only YOU can get yourself out of.
When you’re in a bad place, it’s hard to do the simple things in life. But here are some things you can do to stop you feeling really bad…
1. Eat regularly.
When I was depressed I got really skinny and hardly ate anything, which was doing nothing for myself. But as much as I didn’t want too, when I ate I felt much better. Try to eat more fruit and vegetables, a diet is proven to help your mood.
2. Get enough sun light
Try and get atleast 30 mins of sunlight a day. Fresh air can really clear your mind. Even if you just go for a walk it acctually helps. I used to lock myself in my room for days and days and it only got worse. If you don’t want it to get worse don’t isolate yourself!
3. Have a regular sleeping pattern
Sleeping all day and being awake all night doesn’t help at all. Make sure you have a regular sleeping pattern. Around 8 hours is perfect.
4. Speak to someone about how you feel
Make sure you speak to your friends and family about how you feel. Venting can help towards healing pain. You shouldn’t have to deal with anything alone.
Most of all, if you feel low; remember that you’re alive and nothing is forever. Your current situation can change very quickly. Some people struggle for food and warmth everyday. If you have this you’re more than blessed.
Keep your head up!