Monday, September 12, 2011

How To: Deal With Depression

                 So, a lot of people suffer from depression these days. Why? Some because of chemical imbalances, some have had a hard life, others had a hard day, who knows? Shit happens. I've been depressed over my parents' divorce, and it changed me a lot, not for the better. So, sometimes, if you're feeling down in the blues, you've gotta treat yourself to a little happiness. What can you do?

No, not that.


                 First, try exercising at least three days a week, one hour per day. You can up the stakes, but try to do some low intensity exercise first, to get used to it, then make it more intense. Then, increase the days you exercise, bit by bit, and then the time you exercise per day. It'll make you feel a lot better, and look a lot better. Especially when you finish your workout, you release a lot of endorphines, which make you feel awesome. 

Yeah, it's like that. 


                 Spend some time with your friends. When my parents got divorced, I isolated myself from civilization, I didn't want to be bothered, at all. I just wanted to go to school, get home, punch some bags and leave it at that. You don't want to do that. Your life turns into a pile of shit, and you're stuck there waist deep until you do something about it, and of course, lifting yourself up from shit is harder than from scratch, but trust me, it's worth the effort. So, yeah, go with your friends, they'll make you feel better. 

                 Start small, you're not going to suddenly become a social butterfly and prance around like a gay ballerina. It takes time to heal a wound, and you know it. If you try too hard, you'll end up falling back harder. So? Go bit by bit, harden your foundations, and rise above yourself. Strive to be the best, but know that it takes effort from your part. It always does. 

                 Other small things you can do are to sleep better, breathe more fresh air, listen to soothing music, spend some time in the sun, make new friends, join some support groups, or learn stuff. If you have a talent, like playing guitar, or writing, join a course to develop your skill, you'll be able to express yourself through it. So remember, be happy, turn that frown upside down and shit like that, and you'll be better. 

Sometimes, this is all it takes.