How to deal with depression in a busy life

As someone with bipolar, I know depression well. I started trying different things four years ago, and these seem to help me. I hope it helps you. I tried to keep it short and to the point. I know life is busy! 🙂

  • Do not forget to eat, even if you do not have appetite. Depression makes some people loose their appetite and causes others to over eat.
  • Do some exercise.
  • Prevent staying in bed even though it is tempting
  • Your brain is wired to think negatively, change your focus onto something more positive
  • Drink water
  • Make sure you take rest. Don’t over work.
  • Take periods of time just to rest and don’t feel guilty about it.
  • Take your medication as prescribed
  • Don’t stop taking your medication when you start to feel better.

    Depression influence everyone differently, use these tips as guidelines because you know yourself better than anyone.

  • Your problem has been solved. You just haven't arrived in that point in time yet.

12 thoughts on “How to deal with depression in a busy life

  1. Great post Chantal. I definitely found the initial days of motherhood depressing (I suffered from postnatal depression). And the best thing is literally to get out of bed and leave the house. It is the best thing for your mind even though you may not feel like it!

    I also sometimes find social media to be a bit depressing. Not sure if anyone else finds this? Most instagram users only post their good side, so all you see is a perfect life. So it’s good sometimes to remember to get off your phone or the computer and enjoy a walk instead!


  2. Pingback: How to Deal with Depression in a Busy Life–Being Chantal: | By the Mighty Mumford

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