Activities for improving Depression.

Being depressed makes you feel worthless. Even with therapy and medication, you can sometimes feel helpless. There are some activities that you can do to help you fight these feelings.

Avoid common triggers

Staying involved and having daily responsibilities can help you maintain a lifestyle that can help counter depression.

Problem Solving:

It is a cognitive behavioural therapy exercise to help people finding solutions to problems by teaching effective strategies that can be used to make the best of difficult situations.

  • Thought diary

It’s a documentation tool for monitoring feelings of anxiety, fear, hurt, anger, shame, guilt, or sadness.

  • Get a routine

Depression can strip away the structure from your life. One day melts into the next. Setting a gentle daily schedule can help you get back on track.

  • Set goals

You may feel like you can’t accomplish anything and it makes you feel worse about yourself. To push back, set daily goals for yourself.

  • Activity scheduling

It is a behaviour therapy exercise that helps a person to do activities that they generally avoid. It works by identifying behaviour and schedule such activities throughout the week.

  • Eat healthly

There is no magic diet that fixes depression. It’s a good idea to watch what you eat, though. If depression tends to make you overeat, getting in control of your eating will help you feel better.

  • Get enough sleep

Depression can make it hard to get enough shut-eye, and too little sleep can make depression worse.

  • Mindfulness meditation

It is a cognitive exercise that helps people disengage from depressive thoughts and connect them to the present moment.

  • Take on responsibilities

Staying involved and having daily responsibilities can help you maintain a lifestyle that can help counter depression.