posted on Mar, 20 2011 @ 04:46 PM
What I can say at this point is that you have made a big step step in the right direction. Depression is something that can and will get worse if not
properly addressed. Trust me, I have rode that roller coaster for sometime now. If you are not going to speak with a professional, which I do
recommend, than speaking with a trusted peer can be a healthy alternative. Bottling up your emotions only magnifies the problem.
There is allot that goes on just in our daily lives that can cause depression, so don't drive yourself crazy trying to find one key issue. It is also
important to keep in mind, from the beginning, that there is no quick fix for depression unless you want to walk around like a zombie all day. (Not
Keep a log of your daily activities, right down to the amount of sleep you had the night before, what you are throughout the day, and make notes of
anything that bothers you to the point of having these depressed feelings. Like I said above, you wont narrow it down to one thing, but you may find a
trend that can be addressed and fixed. At this point since you are reaching out, you have probably started feeling depressed more often than not and
are unsure what to do.
Start a new healthy and active habit, this can be anything from going to the gym, going for a hike, or just a simple walk around the block in the
morning or after dinner. Make it a pleasurable routine that you look forward to, nothing exhausting. I know it is hard to get up and out of your
chair when having these feelings, but you need to take it into your own hands and tell yourself that nothing can keep you from being happy. Changes in
your eating and sleeping habits will help as well.
You need to take the time to honestly assess yourself and what is going on in your life, and make the decision for change. It is not an easy path but
the rewards are great. Keep it simple for starters, if you are consistent, there will be a noticeable shift in your outlook and the pains of
depression will begin to recess.
*This doesn't work for everyone, and in some cases a professional therapist is a must. But, if you can make a few small changes in your daily life,
you will experience great changes throughout your lifetime.