Ways to Cope with Depression
It’s no secret that depression can be absolutely debilitating. When you have depression, it’s like everything around you is moving and you’re stuck where you are. It’s like being trapped. And you know, sometimes medication just doesn’t cut it. Fortunately by making some lifestyle changes, you boost your mood and help alleviate many of those ugly thoughts and emotions and Wellth would like to share some of these suggestions with you:
- Keep a Journal
Writing in a journal is a wonderful tool to manage your depression. Just by writing all those down, you may be alleviating so many feelings you maybe didn’t even know you had. Just be honest with yourself while you write. You just may be amazed at how much clearer your mind might be.
- Attend Therapy
Therapy plays a major role in managing depression. Therapy focuses on helping people adjust their lifestyle in realistic ways and minimize their stress. The goal here is to work on your self-esteem and to practice positive stress-management.
Not only is physical activity a wonderful stress reliever, but it also feels great. The satisfaction you get from a good workout can boost your self-esteem like you wouldn’t believe. When you fight depression with exercise, you will not only get physical benefits, but also emotional ones.
- No Liquor
When it comes to depression, this cannot be stressed enough: Alcohol is never the answer. Drinking can more often than not make depression worse, especially when mixed with prescription drugs. In order to manage depression, a clear mind is needed, and self-medicating with pills and liquor is not the way to get that.
With everything that’s been going on in the world, it is so easy to fall down a hole of depression, but the thing about falling down those holes is that eventually, you need to climb out. At Wellth, we strive to help bring at out the best version of you. After all, you’re worth it.