Wednesday, January 18, 2023

How to Combat Depression

 ***People don’t fake depression.. they fake being ok**

Drink water, plenty of it. Use ice, if you want. Add some mint or lemon for an extra boost.
Go outside and get some sunshine - take a walk, play, relax, swim, just do it outside even if it’s for 15 minutes.
Shower. Not a bath, a shower. Use water as hot or cold as you like. You don’t even need to wash. Just get in under the water and let it run over you for a while. Sit on the floor if you gotta.
Get some exercise, if you have a gym membership use it. If you don’t, do some calisthenics, or simple exercises that don’t require much.
Blast music. Listen to something upbeat and dancy and loud, something that’s got lots of energy. Sing to it, dance to it, even if you suck at.
Make something. Write a short story or a poem, draw a picture, color a picture, fold origami, crochet or knit, sculpt something out of clay, anything artistic. Even if you don’t think you’re good at it. Create.
Go outside. Take a walk. Sit in the grass. Look at the clouds. Smell flowers. Put your hands in the dirt and feel the soil against your skin. Take off your shoes and walk in the grass, sand or dirt. Ground yourself ❤️
Call someone. Call a loved one, a friend, a family member, call a chat service if you have no one else to call. Talk to a stranger on the street. Have a conversation and listen to someone’s voice. If you can’t bring yourself to call, text or email or whatever, just have some social interaction with another person. Even if you don’t say much, listen to them. It helps. (You can always call/text/message me!)
May seem small or silly to some, but this list keeps people alive.
* In case nobody has told you today I Love you and you are worth your weight and then some in gold, so be kind to yourself and most of all keep pushing on!!!!
Find something to be grateful for!
US National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
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Help is available, speak to someone today.
Dial 988
**copied, and added a few things that help me....feel free to do the same... 💚💙

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