Do The Opposite of What You Feel
Tips for DepressionI wrote a blog recently about struggling with and the daylight hours changing (see that blog HERE). So, today I wanted to share with you some tips for depression (whether seasonal or not).
I love my Aunt.
I've learned so many lessons from her. She half-raised my siblings and I and imparted so much wisdom and flair along the way.
My Aunt struggles with depression. I never noticed as I kid, I just remember her talking about. I remember her saying "When you feel depressed, you don't want to anything, but doing things anyway, because doing things you enjoy helps with depression."
I guess, I stored this information away somewhere because I never forgot it, though it wasn't till much later that I pulled it out to put in use.
I only had one true bought of depression and that was over ten years ago. But now, I just struggle with times of feeling depressed, usually triggered by feeling overwhelmed or by the seasonal changes.
"Do the things you don't feel like doing" I remember my Aunt's words.
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When I feel depressed, I don't want complete tasks, get out of the house, again, anything! What makes me feel better, less depressed, less sad, and less unmovitvated? Doing those things! Finding a simple task and competing it. Getting out of the house with the kids, doing something I enjoy!
|Family walks always brighten my day.
This is my hubby and kiddos. <3
So I want to encourage you Mama, some times we don't want to do anything! Now, if your exhausted and need a break, go for it! But if your lack of motivation stems from depression, try to do something, anything, anyway. Go on a walk with your kids, play a game, meet a friend for coffee. Do the things that make you feel better, even when you don't want to and never feel ashamed to ask for help when you need it!