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Most Recommended Common Methods of Helping Depression
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Demons2011 posted:

  • Maintain proper sleep habits as advised by your health care professional. Probably most difficult. In today's world - sleep is a luxury. For those with depression a God-send.

  • Eat a well-balanced diet - Harder for those with eating disorders.

  • Manage anxiety as advised by your health care professional Seems to always involve drugs with with drawl symptoms.

  • Participate in a structured and supervised exercise program as advised by your health care professional - much harder than it sounds when you feel down, low energy etc.

  • Set realistic goals for yourself - this one and the next I combine, it helps create a sense of worth.
  • Create small and manageable tasks

  • Let others you can trust such as family and friends help you Trust is one of the difficult things to give, especially if you feel like a mental defective.
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chez1 responded:
Hi D, great advice, when I get past the first point I will move onto the next, just 1 hour so far tonight, which is definitely not enough!!! I am going to try again but need to be out for work in 3 hours, a couple of hours will be good.
Hugs
Chez x
People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing - that's why we recommend it daily....... Zig Ziglar
 
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Caprice_WebMD_Staff responded:
Good points. It can be very important to get back to the basics in our self-care. It's remarkable how sometimes the simple things can make a difference if we keep them up.
 
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Demons2011 replied to chez1's response:
Chez 1,

Got to agree - going back to the waking up around 1-3 AM - getting to sleep around 10pm at the earliest. Just when things were starting to improve. Try to get some rest kiddo! I know it's difficult when the mind won't rest or the dreams won't let you sleep.

Warm and tired fuzzy thought to you.
 
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chez1 replied to Demons2011's response:
Hi D, thank you, it is nearly one in the morning here, I tried to sleep earlier with no luck but going to try again now, hope you get some rest
hugs
Chez x
People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing - that's why we recommend it daily....... Zig Ziglar
 
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Demons2011 replied to chez1's response:
Comes to mind, a hot toddy might bring on the sand man.
 
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chez1 replied to Demons2011's response:
Mmm, good plan I think
Scotch whiskey - check
Scothc honey - check
Sugar - check
Touch of cinnamon - check
Will tell you soon if it does the trick
People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing - that's why we recommend it daily....... Zig Ziglar
 
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Demons2011 replied to chez1's response:
Alright Chez you got me laughing. Some times hit helps.


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