It can be hard to get through the day when depression is in full swing. You may not have any energy; you may feel sad or anxious all the time; depression is a beast of its kind, and it does not make things easy on those who are suffering from it. But that doesn’t mean depression has to control your life. You can do things to help yourself cope with depression and get through the day, even if you have a job! Here are some tips for getting through the day if you’re suffering from depression.
- Exercise — even…
When we are depressed we are often our own worst enemies. We tend to criticize ourselves for having created our problems, we tell ourselves that we aren’t capable of getting unstuck and soon we feel hopeless.
This state of affairs is very common because our brains don’t work as well when we are depressed. Our depressed minds have a tendency to focus on problems, negative feelings and physical aches and pains. We develop patterns of thinking that reinforce our issues. In our fight to break free of the thoughts and feelings that ensnare us we often engage in endless ruminating…
It’s never too late to start on the journey of personal growth and development. Here are ten quotes from influential authors, business professionals, and philosophers that are sure to resonate with you.
Anxiety disorders are one of the most common mental health conditions in the United States. Nearly 40 million people (18.1% of the population) are affected by anxiety disorders yearly. Yet, research notes less than 40% of those struggling seek treatment.
Anxiety can and does have a significant impact on people’s lives. For those struggling with anxiety, fear is a common symptom that holds people back from going after a new career or relationship.
What do you do if you are struggling with anxiety?
See a mental health professional:
A therapist or psychologist will be able to diagnose an anxiety condition…
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Depression is a tough subject to talk about, sometimes we don’t know how to support a friend, colleague, or family member if they are showing symptoms of depression. This list is just a few of the many things you can do to support someone struggling with depression. These five points will get you started.
1. Check in- If you are across the country or your schedules are not aligning to meet up, send them a text or call to check in. Even better, sending a little care package filled with treats, candles, bath bombs, lotion- anything that will help them…
Creating a self-care calendar can help give you a better sense of how much time you spend on various things each month. It can also help to frame the priorities of your life. For example, if you spend more on groceries than laundry, you need to figure out how to cut back on the laundry. Of course, creating a self-care calendar is no easy task. Below we’ve listed three tips for creating a self-care calendar.
As a working parent, professional, or student, one of the best ways to balance your professional and personal life is to take some time for…
We spend a lot of time trying to fit calm into our lives. Whether it’s meditation, yoga, journaling, or just being extra nice to each other, we’re trying to find a way to be more peaceful. But is it possible to live more peacefully without ever leaving the comfort of your couch? Living an intentionally relaxed life is possible. It sounds scary and challenging, but once you dig into the right practices, there are many ways to integrate more calm into your life.
Here are four ways to integrate more calm into your life:
Being mindful is a great way…
Peer support provides a safe space for those experiencing depression, addiction challenges, or several other mental/physical challenges to connect with others in recovery to provide connection and support. Those who facilitate peer support have lived experience and hold a peer support certification from an organization or state in which they live.
Peer support focuses on the individuals’ strengths, not weaknesses, as the individual works towards recovery. Peer support in nature is social and is mutual between the peers involved, allowing peers to benefit from the support whether they are giving or receiving help. …
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