3 Tips To Coping With depression by stbby1975


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									Coping with depression can be an extremely difficult thing to do. Often the best things you can do to
help with the depression are the one things that you really don’t want to do. Coping with depression
is all about finding the motivation to get up and start doing them. However, it’s not easy so we
advise taking small steps at a time, and start doing just a couple of small things every day.

Here are just a couple of steps to help with coping with depression.

1. Stick with relationships - When you first start suffering from depression it is very easy to simply
retreat into your shell. This can be a very hard situation for you’re to break away from. A lot of
people that find it hard coping with depression will shut out other people, or simply don’t want to
restart relationships with loved ones. Most of the time loved ones will know that something is
wrong, and they will simply want to help you. It’s important that you don’t shut out these people,
talk to them about how you are feeling. You don’t have to talk to them face to face; a phone call is
all it takes to take the first step.

2. Exercise - Although it may sound strange, exercising for as little as 15 minutes every day, will really
help you lift your spirits. Excursing realises endorphins, which helps reduce muscle tension and
stress. A lot of major studies have been carried out by experts, and have shown exercise to be just as
effective as many anti-depressant medications.

3. Get plenty of sleep - Quite often after a really good night sleep, you will wake up felling quite
happy about yourself. Not getting enough sleep or over sleeping will have negative effects on the
way you feel, this is a very common problem when coping with depression.

Its advised to get at least eight hours sleep every night, this will help you wake up feeling refreshed.
If you’re not feeling refreshed after a good eight hours sleep, then it may be a good idea to go and
see your doctor as you may have an underlying sleep disorder, that’s preventing you getting a good
night’s sleep. If you’re not able to sleep for the whole eight hours, then you could try sleeping pills,
though you will want to take extreme care and seek advice from your doctor first. Some sleeping
pills can give you depression as a side effect of taking them. Using natural products to help you sleep
is another method. Whichever option you decide on, will in time help you when coping with

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