Don’t fight this feeling and run away from it – accept it exists and you’ll realize how liberating that is.
2. Seek therapy
When we have a toothache, we go to a dentist. Similarly, when you are suffering from depression, you must talk to a therapist – there are no two ways about it.
A therapist will help you understand your emotions and help you cope with depression in a better manner. From dissecting the problem to giving you perspective and the emotional support you need – seeking therapy is a must.
If you are having trouble finding a therapist who meets your budget, make it a point to reach out to a family member or friend. Do not suffer in silence.
3. Be kind to yourself
A lot of people who are depressed resort to self-sabotaging, negative thoughts. They end up being too harsh on themselves.
Remember – it’s absolutely fine to be depressed. Let yourself feel whatever you’re feeling because your emotions are valid.
Indulge in some self-care and by self-care, we don’t just mean going shopping or treating yourself to a spa. Treat yourself with kindness and compassion – that’s the biggest form of self-care.
4. Set small goals
When you’re depressed, it’s easy to get overwhelmed and lose the will to do anything. An effective way to beat this feeling would be to set smaller and realistic goals for yourself – even if it’s just getting out of bed and taking a shower. Sometimes, taking baby steps and rewarding yourself for those accomplishments can go a long way.
Boredom and depression are not the same things but yes, sometimes prolonged cases of boredom may lead to depression.
So, whenever you feel lost, uninspired or demotivated, look inwards and try to understand your emotions and state of mind.
A writer and artist, Adela Belin is passionate about sharing stories with a hope to make a difference in people’s lives and contribute to their personal and professional growth.
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