Fighting depression only releases more frustration causing a deeper frustration flowing into a deeper depression. Fighting depression is not about being happy or taking a pill. It is not even the “stop being sad and smile statement.”.
Fighting depression is about being kind to yourself and keeping your distance from people who you see as negative to your ideals and thoughts. Getting exercise and eating the right foods a well as finding something that makes you happy.
Getting exercise can be as simple as going for a short walk when you feel yourself getting down. A way to get up off the couch curled in a ball is my new favourite saying “Gotta keep moving forward!”. I repeat this over and over in my head to get moving on anything I need to get done.
Being kind to yourself isn’t just about saying nice things about yourself. It’s about getting the nutrients in your body by eating fruits and vegetables and small portions of meats. For me I have found citrus fruits are the best for boosting my mood and energy levels. But of course everyone is different.
Finding something that is a hobby or something you have always wanted to learn. You can find online interactive and information tutorials online for free this will keep the mind active and keep depression at bay. Being active in mind-body and feeding your mind can help fighting depression a lot easier.
Getting rid of negative influences, including your thoughts, is removing them from your mind/life. Making sure you are making the right choices, start by writing down the facts in detail and make your decisions based on fact and find where the influence is coming from and make a wise and logical choice on how to either repair or remove the issue.
Fighting depression is hard work and when you are like me and continue to get relapses and fall back into a hole. “We” “Us”, need to find the motivation, inspiration and set goals to achieve this. So find a catchphrase that works for you exercise daily, eat healthy and get help from professionals.
First and foremost it’s about you. Find time to meditate by taking deep breaths and relaxing before doing any task and accomplish each goal you have set for the day with enthusiasm and know you will achieve more by doing that sitting. And accomplish what you want to achieve.