Stuck in a Depression Hole? Dig Yourself Out!
If you feel like you are stuck in a hole of depression, there are many things we can do ourselves to dig our way out. Of course, there are a number of things we can do, related to good self-care, which will help keep depression at bay. The three most important being: Sleep, Good Nutrition and Exercise (Click on each of the preceding for advice on how to make the most of your personal wellness plan!)
That being said, one of the BEST strategies (for me, at least) is that when I am feeling down, blue or just uncomfortable with feelings, thoughts, or even just getting ahead the moment, the present or the day is to be in service to others.
What does this mean? And more importantly, how do we go about doing this? My definition of “being in service” generally means “helping others through acts.” It’s a great way to “get out of your head” and do something for someone else, who may (or may not) need help or support!
If you have some time to plan, consider one (or more!) of the following:
Do you know a frazzled new mother? Offer to watch the baby so she can get a nap and take a long, luxurious shower.
Do you know a single parent who needs some “me time?” Offer to babysit for a few nights so they can get out.
Offer whatever your strengths are, be it cooking, cleaning, organizing, balancing books etc., to someone who could use the help!
However, If you want to do something today, consider one (or more!) of the following:
Cook and package a freezable meal for a friend or family member. They will appreciate it when they have a long, hard day and are just too tired to cook.
Write a letter to someone that you love, tell them why you are thankful for them in your life!
Jot down (on pretty paper!) a meaningful quote and hand it to someone.
The more you do for others, the greater the rewards are for you. Give it a try. I PROMISE you will feel better!
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