Depression is probably one of the most commonly misconstrued mental illnesses, where a consistent misuse of the word has led many to believe you need only to be sad to be depressed.
Depression is much more than a few tears and can easily paralyse your day to day life. It brings you total monogamy and slowly but surely steals every emotion from you – leaving you staring at a wall with not a thought.
Getting through a depressive episode is tough but by no means impossible. And if you’ve done that (well done!!!) but still experience those days, where you’d rather hide under your cover than look at daylight, try using these simple, positivity boosting tips that spur me on to see the day.
Let’s be honest – you’re more likely to be productive if you’re actually up and out of bed. Even if it’s just to drag yourself onto the sofa downstairs. It’s a move in the right direction.
— LJ Reeves (@LJReeves1) April 20, 2016
TEND TO YOUR APPEARANCE
I don’t know if this relates to everybody but if I look good, I feel good. When I’m having a bad day I tend to throw myself in the shower, do my hair and make-up and put on a nice outfit. Even if I’m not going anywhere it makes me feel good (and I tend to take a selfie – shh!)
Feeling good today 😏 but the lighting is all wrong to take a selfie! 😭 #firstworldproblems
— Darcy Rainger (@DarcyRainger) March 28, 2016
Take the dog out, go for a short run, do a quick workout. It’s scientifically proven that exercise helps to release good endorphins which make you feel good! I have been experimenting with this recently by joining a gym. Funnily enough I find myself with more energy and a much more positive mind set. Try it!
When ur feelin urself after the gym & just wanna walk around naked😂
— karine jayॐ (@karinejayy) April 10, 2016
BOOST YOUR ENERGY
A few foods that will give you that boost are;
— NutriBullet UK (@NutriBulletUK) July 27, 2015
FIND SOME COMPANY
Nine times out of ten when I’m having a bad day, I’m by myself. Having a positive energy around you definitely helps. Invite someone round for a coffee, go for a walk with them, go out for lunch – you’ll find that brave face you’re putting on soon becomes natural. Forced positive thinking soon turns into the real thing.
anyone want to go get coffee and talk bout life
— Case (@Lauren_Case14) April 16, 2016
If you’ve got any tips on getting through those days, we’d love to hear from you!