Coping with Depression

Can you tick off most of these symptoms below? If so continue reading, after the pagebreak.

Psychological symptoms include:

  • continuous low mood or sadness
  • feeling hopeless and helpless
  • having low self-esteem   
  • feeling irritable and intolerant of others
  • having no motivation or interest in things  
  • not getting any enjoyment out of life
  • feeling anxious or worried 
  • change in appetite or weight  
  • disturbed sleep 
  • taking part in fewer social activities and avoiding contact with friends
  • neglecting your hobbies and interests

 [taken fromNHS: Depression ]

I don’t think there is one person on earth who can deny being depressed at one point in their lives. I have nearly been trapped in this mindset and I decided to share how I deal with depression and set myself free from it.
Here are some solutions:
  1. Personally, I have noticed that keeping productive is the best way to combat depression.
  2. Find a hobby or focus on a hobby that you already have and perfect it. For example; if you love to write or would love to write -start writing and/or if you love to draw or have been dying to then start drawing.
  3. Finally when you begin with your hobby you can start to set more goals such as maybe researching  paintings sold in a gallery or publishing your writing.
  4. I think by focusing on your hobbies you begin to become emersed in that particular subject which will then get you to start to socializing and networking with like minded people who will then allow you take the first step in self progression.