There are many ways you can treat your depression.
Even small things can make a big difference.
There are many different ways that we all treat our depression. Some of the obvious ones are, medication and counselling, but there are many other small things that we all do to help ourselves out when we are feeling down. It could be something small like treating yourself to a spa day or a new hairstyle, through to a holiday or weekend away.
The point I’m trying to make here is that there are hundreds of different things big and small that people do to help themselves out. It doesn’t have to be something big either to make a big difference.
That’s the great thing about starting this discussion, we all have the potential to learn something new on how we can manage our depression. It doesn’t even have to be limited to just depression either, whenever you’re having a bad day what do you do to turn it around? I used to go fishing myself. Lately, I’ve been too busy to go, and I have noted to myself that I need to start going again.
Making the time to do something that you love and enjoy will not only make you happier but it can be better for you. While I’m fishing I don’t just sit in one spot; I grab my rod and backpack and walk around the rocks or the beach just spinning. I don’t keep any of the fish I just release them, but I’m outside, I’m getting exercise, and I’m not thinking about anything, just enjoying the moment.
Consider taking a relaxing sport or hobby, when you can get outside and get some exercise you will start to notice a difference in your mood. You don’t have to spend a fortune or buy expensive gear either; the point is to find something you love and love doing it. Consider the time an investment on your future happiness.
I would love to hear from everyone about the different things that they do when they’re feeling down? Your ideas could help someone else who is having a bad day, get a small boost. Feel free to leave your suggestions in the comments below and if you have any ideas for future blogs don’t hesitate to contact us! For more on how to deal with depression check out our blog.