When you are clinically depressed you lack the chemicals for happy mood and positive thinking. With this comes a flow of unstoppable negative thoughts that you can’t turn off. It’s actually impossible for you to be happy. It’s important for you to accept this because it’s common for depressed people to feel guilty or blame themselves for the way they feel. You can’t change the negative thoughts until you restore your brain’s chemical issue. And that takes time unfortunately. So, when you feel terrible here is what you can do.
Reduce your responsibility. Communicate to loved ones in your life of how you feel and assign small tasks to the people in your life. If your not comfortable telling them about your depression, just tell them that you need help or make requests to extend deadlines. Give yourself more time to get things done. You have less energy right now.
Get comfortable. Get as comfortable as you can, which can be tough when you have constant buzzing of negative statements in your head. The includes ensuring your in an environment you enjoy to wearing clothes that make you feel good. Sometimes getting better dressed helps you feel like less of a loser. Sometimes sweats a pajamas and rolling up in blankets on the couch is what you need. Do what makes you feel better. You are sick.
Groom yourself. The simple act of bathing, showering, brushing hair, brushing teeth can help you feel less gross. These actions are small but seem major when you have little energy. Grooming yourself helps you get your importance. Even if you get out of bed shower and go back to sleep it may help break up your day and lift your midis or relax your body.
Accept where you’re at. Your depressed. That means your sick. Getting well involves accepting that your sick and taking the time to let yourself heal. You are not going to be as productive. You are not going to be as loving. Communicate this to people in your life.
Affirmations can combat negative thoughts. When you can’t stop negative thoughts what you can do is accept that they are there and use positive phrases or statements to counteract them. Even saying “this thought is not real” can help you feel better.
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