At some point in her life, every woman would feel depressed, let down and tired of life. If you feel that way, you are surely no alone and you should never think you are.
Depression can drain your energy, hope and drive, making it hard to do what you need to feel better.
But while overcoming depression isn’t easy, there are plenty of little things that can help you on the way to recovery.
Many people make the fundamental mistake of presuming that depression is sadness, but the two are entirely different things.
Here are important tips to help you get out from depression:
1. Stay in touch
Don’t withdraw from life. Socializing can improve your mood. Keeping in touch with friends and family means you have someone to talk to when you feel low.
Connection is one of the six basic emotional needs and when depression takes hold it is often the need that gets most neglected in favour of satisfying the need for comfort through isolation.
When the first signs of depression appear it is important to spend more time cultivating relationships with family, loved ones and friends, for these are the very people who will be there for the individual as their support network.
Being able to talk about your problems makes dealing with them easier and therefore it is very helpful to identify the people you can trust and rely on.