Dealing with Depression 

Depression is a  mental health disorder in which symptoms typically consist of a disheartened mood,  loss of interest in activities, and mood causing significant impairment to your daily life.

Possible causes can stem from any combination of biological, psychological, and social triggers.

 

The result of these triggers may cause changes in body and brain functions

Some things you can try: 

1. When you aren't inside of a depressive episode develop an easy-to-execute routine or kit to help you with the tasks that seem like too much when depressed. 

2. Start small. Break bigger activities into bite-sized pieces. Need to get dressed and leave the house? Start by laying out your clothes the night before. 

3. Set alarms and timers. Need to clean your room? Set a 20-minute timer and do the best your can. Take a nap afterward, you earned it. 

4. Include your loved ones. Sort of like the first suggestion, establish a code work and corresponding check-in routine with someone who cares for you. Example "Code Blue" could mean "I'm in an episode and haven't eaten in a while" and your loved one could bring over something tasty and healthy to lift your spirits. 

5. Set yourself up for success where possible. Establishing a healthy diet, maintaining an aesthetically pleasing space, and setting realistic goals for yourself can go a long way.

6. Last but not least seek therapy. It may seem obvious but therapy is most important when you are not in a depressive episode so that when you are doesn't hit so hard or for so long.

Affirmations for Depression 

Natural Antidepressants