Dealing with depression can be a debilitating experience. However, it is important to understand that you are NOT alone and that there IS something you can do about it. Here a few tips that will make the fight a little bit more manageable.
- Cutback on the alcohol
While it is extremely tempting to drown your sorrows in some Don Julio, one must consider the negative impact that alcohol has on the brain. (And your overall health) Pro longed use of this mood altering substance can actually worsen depression over time.
2. Get moving
Studies show a strong correlation between physical activity and an increase in an improvement in mood. While you might not feel up to getting out of bed, try going for a walk and incorporate it into your daily routine.
3. Do NOT isolate yourself
When dealing with depression, shutting yourself off to the world becomes second nature. However, the catch is that this only isolates you from family and friends-which in turn can make depression worse. The remedy to depression is found in human contact. If you don’t have friends or family you can trust,seeking counseling might not be a bad idea.
4. Find what makes you feel good…and do it
Whether it’s taking up a new hobby or pursuing a life long passion, try exploring things that make you happy. You deserve it!
Written by: Meaghan Carter