Hi, i found mindfulness classes and therapy helped me tremendously. They forced me to actively participate in my own recovery. It put me in control. Before I took meds and waited for some kind of miracle to happen but the truth is you really have to throw yourself into recovery.
yes I am starting to exercise and think positive about things and trying to recover but still kind of hard but I understand you have to want to recover to be able to recover. I think if I exercise I will be getting to feel better and self image be better.
Some other suggestions are: walking, try everyday if you can, try yoga, meditation, classes on depression recovery, activities such as a craft or anything else you may enjoy to keep you occupied and looking forward to doing it. If you haven't gotten bloodwork for vit d, vit b and iron, you could be deficient in any of these. I was. If you are and start taking prescription supplements from your dr, you will notice a big difference in your mood and energy. Keep in ming all things take time. No quick fixes here. Just try what you can and see what works for you. To help ourselves is the very best we can do to take or minimize the depression that we are feeling. And Therapy helps a great deal.
Excellent advice above from everyone. I want to repost what swabes said, because it's worth repeating!
"They forced me to actively participate in my own recovery. It put me in control. Before I took meds and waited for some kind of miracle to happen but the truth is you really have to throw yourself into recovery."
While some days it's very hard to push yourself, it's vital to seeing progress. The more you take the bull by the horns and dive into various treatment modalities, the more successful you will be.
Lucinda Bassitt's Anxiety and Depression program have really helped me. Also, rituals (exercise, eating well, meditation). HTP-5, calcium magnesium, vitamin d are supplements that really help depression and anxiety.
Good luck. You have to work at it. It *****, but you just do. Hard work.
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