Depression can do so many things to a person. It affects the way you think, how you do things, how you do your job, and even how you interact with your friends. There are ways to cope with mild depression and I hope my tips help you at least a little bit.
Growing up, I had no depression issues at all. I believe mine started in my late 30’s. I believe most of my depression stemmed from being alone. For many years, all I did was work and go home. My best friend tried many times to get me to go out and do anything, but I always resisted. But it became painful to me, even watching a couple walking down the street together. I would think, why can’t that be me? It was instantly depressing. I could physically feel the emptiness inside of me. I would sit on the floor and just cry and cry. I did this quite a few times. I would look up at the sky and just think that I don’t want to be here anymore. I just don’t. No one would miss me, maybe for a day, and then they would forget all about me.
But now I know that’s not true!! I finally decided to do something about it. I started exercising, dancing to the radio, anything to get myself moving. Watching a comedy is also a good thing. My doctor offered to give me pills, but I said no. I wanted to shake the mild depression without drugs. My best friend was there for me also. Hopefully you have a good friend to talk to. I finally decided to get out of the house!! We went shopping and to the casino once a month, and it was a lot of fun.
I was very hesitant to do that because sometimes I get panic attacks, but I decided not to let that stop me. I joined an online dating service, and 3 days before my subscription ran out, I met my future husband. You have to decide for yourself what you are going to do for yourself.
I may cry and get depressed once in a while, but as in the past, I pick myself up and keep going. Someone to talk to can be a good thing. My husband and best friend are my listening boards. If you think you need a counselor, then go for it.
Join a club, go dancing, take a walk, just get out and do something to be around other people. It is a big world out there.
Go out there and do the best you can and give the world the best you have. When something or someone slaps you down, get back up and try again. When the world says to give up, hope whispers, try one more time. You have to choose your own path, no one can do it for you. I wish you all the happiness this big world has to offer.