Worry is a normal part of life, and can even be helpful in some instances. We often worry about things that are present in our lives, such as finances, work, and family. And this worry has the potential to help us make good decisions in these areas.
It is possible, however, for worry to become more confronting, emotionally, than these everyday worries.
Depression comes crashing your life like a wrecking ball but you can’t give up. You can’t let depression to win. Fight against depression, because you can win.
Don’t withdraw from life. Socialising can improve your mood. Keeping in touch with friends and family means you have someone to talk to when you feel low.
Take up some form of exercise. There’s evidence that exercise can help lift your mood. If you haven’t exercised for a while, start gently by walking for 20 minutes every day.
Do things for yourself: you won’t be able to force yourself to feel happy; however, you can at least make attempts at keeping up with things you previously found enjoyable or found relaxing. Get out and exercise, sit down with a book and a cup of tea, or try out some meditation-you may not enjoy everything that you once did but taking the time to focus on something just for yourself can help you find one or two activities that can help you handle depression.
Don’t avoid the things you find difficult. When people feel low or anxious, they sometimes avoid talking to other people. Some people can lose their confidence about going out, driving or traveling.
When people feel down, they can get into poor sleep patterns, staying up late and sleeping during the day. Try to get up at your normal time and stick to your routine as much as possible.
Remind yourself every day that you are going to succeed, you will win, you will live your life again, and you will be happy.