Depression is a mood disorder that can affect someone’s daily life. It may be defined as feelings of sadness, loss, or anger.
Here are some things you need to do everyday.
1. When you wake up, get yourself out of bed
Lying in the bed will only let the negative thoughts gather energy. When you start moving, the things you wanna do for the day will change. You know it is true.
2. Before making your breakfast, or whatever your morning ritual is, open up your phone and read something funny
There are so many apps that offer a joke a day and so many Facebook meme pages that share jokes. The thing is to see the memes and laugh out. Once that happens, you can go on with your day.
3. Plan your day
The business may be slow, and you may not have the energy to work anyway, or so you think. Even if you have nothing to do, you need to plan your day. It is simple you just have to get up, eat, drink water, take care of your environment. You just have to do your daily tasks and it will feel good, and when you are running or cleaning off your desk, or just doing the other stuff, you won’t have time to feel so down.
4. Get clean
Bathing every day is healthy, it wakes you up, and you will always feel fresh. Keeping yourself clean all the time is a basic thing that some people suffering from depression find very difficult to do. So now you know keeping yourself clean is important, and it makes a difference.
5. Eat well
It’s easy enough to live on a diet of fast or frozen food and delivery, but it’s not nurturing or healthy. Making yourself a good meal a day can seem awful at first, but when the time goes on you will look forward to it because self-nurturing is very much important. And if you don’t know how to cook, at least order good food for yourself.
6. Find a way to make or save some money
If you clip a couple of coupons, find a deal online for something you need, or take back those shoes you thought you wanted but will never wear, you make yourself a little more financially secure. Money problems are very common when you are depressed, so being careful is very necessary for this situation.
7. Interact with another real human being
Depression can cause you to want to avoid other people, but almost nothing could be worse for your condition. Even if it’s someone you know only casually, just saying, “Hey. How are you doing?” will lift your spirits as well as theirs. So having a real face to face conversation and sharing feelings can do even more.
8. Spend 15 minutes learning about meditation
The jury is in meditation works. You may think it’s not for you or not possible for you, but do some research. The practice is so simple, and the rewards are great.
9. Don’t buy into depression-think
This is when you allow yourself to be limited by your depression. You don’t have to. Being depressed is an illness, but it doesn’t have to define who you really are. Always remember, you don’t have to be a victim of depression, you can fight this. You always have to fight through some bad days to earn the best days for your life.