It is not easy climbing out of the depression hole once you are in there. Everything that makes you who you are is taken away from you and nothing else in the world could make you well again. This is how you feel. You feel hopeless and that things are never going to come right for you. It is painful and you curse the days as they come and go. It is not easy, but you don’t have to go through it alone. There are other people around you that do care and are there to help. Pay attention to the following tips and use them in your fight against depression. It can be beaten! You don’t need to be its victim!
You must exercise. Taking a 15 to 30 minute walk a day can help. Jog, dance or cycle. Whatever you prefer will work. A sufferer of depression will not feel like being active. Force yourself to do it. It is hard, but you have to break free and do it! Get a friend to exercise with you if you need motivation. You are not alone. Once you get in the mood, you will find it easier to fight it and you will notice a difference very soon.
In addition to the aerobic exercises, performing some yoga poses can also relieve those feelings. The legs-up-the-wall pose and the downward-facing dog will work well. Search the internet for yoga positions. Breathing exercises and also meditation work very well. Once you start, you know that you can beat it. Just the fact that you are starting, yanking at the chains, makes a difference.
Good nutrition is important. Depression affects your appetite and sometimes you don’t feel like eating at all. In other cases, other sufferers might find themselves overeating. As a sufferer, you have to make sure you get the right nourishment. The proper nutrition can affect your mood and also your energy. Fruits and vegetables are ideal. Even if you are not hungry, force down some fruit. Just keep going. You can do it!
Identify the situations that have brought upon your depression, but do not dwell. If you can identify the things that are responsible for pushing you in this depression hole, talk to a friend about it. Talking is a great way to release feelings and also a great way to get people to understand. Depression causes you to withdraw, so talking about your problems starts peeling off the gag covering your mouth.
Depression closes you up and makes the world appear in black and white. Exercise your imagination by sewing, writing, painting or drawing. This way you will be able to get your positive juices flowing and also express your emotion in what you are doing if you don’t feel like talking.
Depression affects your thoughts and makes everything negative. You feel hopeless. If this is what depression is doing to you, stop there and then notice the positive things in your life. You have strengths, blessings and gifts. What you have to remember is that you be patient. Depression is nasty. It will be a fight and you will take time to heal.