Practicing Self Care for Depression
When you have depressive symptoms, you don’t want to do anything. Getting out of bed alone can be a struggle. Everything feels like a chore. You don’t have the motivation to get going. The things that used to bring you pleasure no longer do. You feel stuck, hopeless, and defeated.
Self-help strategies come a long way to help improve the symptoms of depression.
Self-care activities are critical in beginning to feel better about yourself and improve your quality of life. Starting small is a great way to see improvements in how you feel. No matter how big or small, as long as you try something that feels comfortable to you, you’ll be moving in the right direction to combat major depression.
When you have symptoms of depression, you start to neglect what makes you feel good. You may neglect hygiene, eating right, or engaging in leisure activities. Starting these activities again can help get you unstuck.