Depression was something I dealt with in my early stages of my life, obviously I did not know why I felt the way I did at the time. In late 2013 I started reading about it. April 2014 I began applying things into my life, I wanted to up my low moods. I was tired of doing things without meaning, had no real goals in life anymore, I was involved in a toxic marriage, I kept dropping my classes in school and felt stupid because I could not finish anything I started, I was not consistent with anything in life, I was not good enough in anything I did, always second guessing myself and asking others if I was good enough (which usually meant I was not). I was lost mentally and physically, I was not taking care of myself, I was overweight. “if your girl is playing with your boobs, it means you are too fat”. I was sick on a weekly basis and in bad health (high blood pressure at 23). Always home and never went out because I was embarrassed of myself. Still, I was doing nothing about it. Instead I would stay inside playing video games and yelling at little kids over my mic, I was doing your typical 20 sum year old new age American Teen gaming session, but on a extreme level.
After a few changes in my life, I have lost weight, feeling healthy. Totally a different person in every way. The way I approach people has changed, body posture is different and best part of all I feel confident about myself. Of course, who doesn’t encounter negativity at times, learning to brush it off comes with practice. It took a while to get back on my feet, it will for you as well, constantly working on myself and I know you can too. In the long run, it is worth it. Here is a list of stuff to do if you need help with battling depression. I am sure it will be useful for others dealing with similar issues.
Ten Things That Help With Depression (AND WORKED FOR ME)
Listen to positive things online:
- Music, motivational speakers and self-improvement podcast/ audio books. Do not forget to write things down, take notes and apply them to your life.
Watch something positive:
- Watching documentaries based on great events. Something on succeeding greatness and overcoming adversity will help you relate. Having great examples will keep you pushing. YouTube videos on motivational speakers,try keeping it positive. Especially for us with depressive moods. Our world is a heavy and dark place at times, yet we have many parts of our world making it shine and lively. Keep it in mind when you see negative or harsh information. Love this Channel!