Coping with Depression: 5 Small Ways to Start Feeling Good Again

Coping with depression is not easy, but not impossible either. For people who get easily caught up with all the negative things happening around them, fighting to stay positive seem hard.

What do you do when you feel down everyday? Waking up to the same old routine and feeling like the world isn’t moving forward. How can you fight and cope with depression when all of your energy is drained out?

Start small. Getting back up doesn’t happen overnight. It requires continuous effort, constant awareness of your thoughts and feelings, and having the determination to keep going.

Even when it feels difficult to focus on the bright side, try your best to keep a positive attitude.

To help you get started, check out this short list.

Coping with Depression: 5 Small Ways to Start Feeling Good Again

1. Get Moving

One  of the best ways to fight depression, exercise. It seems to encourage the brain to rewire itself in positive ways, plus it also temporarily boosts feel-good chemicals called endorphins.

2. Get enough sleep

Sleep helps regulate your mood and is necessary for both mental and physical health. Too little sleep can make depression worse.

3. Put off big decisions

Both good and bad ‘big decisions’ are stressful. It is best to wait,  if you can, until you are feeling stable before making a major life changing decision – even ones that you think will make you happy.

4. Don’t do too much

Avoid scheduling things back-to-back or trying to fit too much into one day. Feeling overwhelmed creates stress, and stress is a major factor for depression. Take things slow and easy.

5.  Do things you enjoy

Pick up a former hobby or a sport you used to like. Or you can even express yourself creatively through music, art, or writing. Whatever activity you decide to do, make sure to enjoy.

 

When all else fails, you might want to look for a professional with a cognitive behavioral background, an approach that’s been shown to help with depression. SEEK HELP NOW.

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