- Do you experience persistent feelings of sadness, emptiness, hopelessness, worthlessness, or guilt?
- Are you feeling fatigued, anxious, restless, or unable to focus?
- Have you lost interest in the activities you once enjoyed, or have your coworkers or loved ones noticed you’ve been more irritable than usual?
If this sounds familiar, you might have depression, a common but serious mood disorder. You should schedule an appointment with a therapist as soon as possible, but in the meantime, here are some practical steps you can take to help manage your depression:
- Eat a nutritious diet.
- Exercise for at least 30 minutes a day, five times a week (but consult a doctor before beginning a new workout regimen).
- Get at least seven hours of sleep each night, try to fall asleep, and wake up simultaneously each day.
- Schedule time for a fun activity each day, even if it’s only for 30 minutes.
- Spend time with loved ones and limit your interaction with individuals who bring you down.
- Give back to your community (for example, by volunteering at a local nonprofit organization).
- Set attainable goals for yourself (for instance, rather than saying that you’ll clean the entire house, commit to washing the dishes in the sink).
Get Help Managing Your Depression
- So, are you having trouble overcoming sadness?
I can help you take the first step toward conquering your depression & improving your quality of life. Contact me today to schedule a therapy session.
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