Updated: Aug 1
Have you ever had a time where nothing interested you and you were just sad? Life can pull you into a dark place sometimes and you become depressed. Some people handle trials and tribulations differently. Some people cover it up by not talking about it and pretending they don’t care. Others party their pain away and chase their issues with a shot. Some people are lucky enough to calm down and find their peace. Before I used writing as an outlet to release my anger or sadness, I handled my depression in the worst way. I used to get sad, lay in the dark for days at a time, and sleep. I didn’t eat nor did I want to talk to anyone. Having time to yourself during an upsetting time is fine, but when you began to do things that effect you in a negative way, it’s time to gather yourself. Tough times do not last, but tough people do. If you are feeling down, whether it’s about your relationship, financial issues, or maybe you’re just not feeling it, doing these things below can help you move forward into a better mood.
Staying in the house will only make you sadder, get some fresh air, and think. Sunny days will make you smile and smiling is good. Also, being around green space has been linked to decreased stress and reduction of symptoms for depression. Mental Health Colorado explains, "One study found that 30 minutes of nature exposure per week reduces depression by 7 percent and can reduce high blood pressure by 9 percent."
Listen to Litty Music
Music is therapy. Music is like a temporary portal of happiness. We all have that one song where when it comes on nothing else matters to us. A study done by Cochrane Review in 2017 proved that music improves your mood. "Music therapy seems to reduce depressive symptoms and anxiety and helps to improve functioning."
Work On Your Craft or Indulge in your Fav Hobby
You have a talent or hobby, so focus on that. Working out relieves tension if you're active. If you're an artist use your craft to fall back in love with yourself and express yourself.
Talk To Your Friends
If you have the right friends, they’ll make you do all the things
above and make you feel better at the same time. Besides that, being depressed makes you feel like everything is wrong and everyone is against you. Your friends can give you the proper love you need.