Feeling depressed: My top tips

Depression can feel inescapable. You might not even know why you feel depressed but I’m here to tell you there is a way out.

In this blog and video, I’ll be sharing my top four tips to shake off depression when you’re feeling low. 

Step 1. Start listening to those hard to deal with feelings

This is easier said than done. Most of us have never been taught how to deal with those more difficult emotions, such as sadness, frustration and anger.

These feelings need listening to – sitting in them and feeling them is more beneficial than trying to bat them away. 

Step 2. Take every experience as it comes

There is still a stigma attached to depression and mental health – and it’s time to break it. The thing about depression is that until you have figured out your feelings towards it, it won’t allow you to feel happy. 

Almost like there is a lion in the room with you and until you somehow escape the lion, you can’t relax.

By taking each situation, event and even day as it comes you will feel able to understand that depression doesn’t have to cloud your life.

Step 3. Exercise

Exercise stimulated us and it can act as a release. It gives your brain some space away from the depression and anxious thoughts. This is one of the reasons why exercise has been linked to the treatment of depression.

 Step 4. Create change

It’s difficult to feel motivated to do anything when you feel depressed.

By doing nothing the depression will grow and grow until you get used to feeling that way. Eventually it can feel easier to be depressed than to start acknowledging it and taking action to beat it. 

Add to that the fact that you are not really sure what is wrong, and it’s not surprising that you would rather go to sleep than talk to people and get out of the house.

Learn from the above steps and know that you have what it takes.  Understand what you are depressed about.and use those feelings to grow.

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