Seriously though, the worst thing you can do is sit at home (in front of a computer) & do nothing.
Go out, be active, talk to people, do stuff, help someone else. It works for me. It's hard to actually take the first step and force yourself to do it, but you're the only one stopping you.
Are you going to let yourself beat you? Who's in control?
Ftm I can pretty sure say that Mary Chain lost to Mary Chain 1-6 0-6, yeah
Considering stress is the major trigger of all my depressive phases, doing nothing and playing computer games helps me.
I actually agree with this. Being on the computer helps me keep my hyperactive mind more or less under control. It helps me. I need it.
Then again, I know I should mix it up more. Balance it by going outdoors more and do whatever, yeah.
Originally Posted by DemWilliamsGulls
PRAYING and going to Church
. It has REALLY REALLY lifts my spirits, help me fight through my hard times. MUSIC
that relates to what you are going through REALLY helps as well. Also, Encouraging yourself
helps you get through hard times...I talk to myself all the time and it makes me fight, work hard to find a solution to the problem that makes me depressed. Working out
also helps me a lot. Talking with family members/friends
also really helps with depression as well because they help encourage you. Don't keep all of that negativity in you, talk to somebody about it to release it, then try to do something about it rather than feel sorry for yourself. Oh and shopping
or to treating yourself helps me out too
I'm not religious at all (at least for the moment), I don't have faith in anything (maybe that's part of the depression).
Music really helps me too, it's very cathartic, when I'm sad and desperate, I listen to music that really speaks to me and what I feel deeply and it helps me cry, release some pressure and even sometimes it gives me a boost to bounce back.
I talk to myself all the time, it helps me too, I very often think aloud when I'm alone, it makes my mind clearer.
I see a shrink and talk to my mum, they're both helping me a lot in their own ways.
Yeah, working out does a really great deal in some cases. May be hard to believe but I speak from my experience.
The effectiveness of different advices depends on personality - whether you're an introvert or the opposite and so on. One thing will work for somebody but won't work for another. But the main thing you should do in any case is to get to know yourself better. It's a universal way indeed. There would be so much less pain in the world if people knew themselves instead of trying on someone else's skin. Look for conflicts inside your motives and resolve them. Chase your own dream, not the dream of your parents/loved one/friends/neighbors/society. The best thing you can do in your life is to be happy. If it means being lazy then be it.
But be warned, it sounds much easier than it actually is. Yet it totally worth the effort. I know for sure.
I agree 100% on this.
I'm actively working on understanding better who I am, how I work, why I react to some situations the way I do, more generally why I behave the way I do, etc., I'm in a very intensive (and intense therapy), it's the most important thing to me and my shrink is an incredibly human person, but it's a very long-term work and though I know myself way better than when I started my therapy, I still haven't found a way to solve/overcome the problems I've pointed out, thus the everlasting despair
I'm not totally losing hope though, because I feel like the right person is helping me.
What to do if nothing helps? working out is the best way to deal with depression, but it seems to work only for a bit for me
Instead of becoming stronger with every awful experience, i destroy myself further
I understand you, I can so relate to this
I feel like whenever I try to set up some positive things/ some positive things happen to me, I always manage to waste it all and make everything fail however, unconsciously. It's so desperating and infuriating... It's like I really do want to ruin myself and be as miserable as one can be, unconsciously. Working on it really hard with my shrink, but it's hard to work this kind of things out.