rolf's diary

the process of coming out of your depression

In depression on 24. July 2010 at 04:59

Here are some tips to help the process of coming out of your depression. Write them down and go through them one-by-one.

1) First of all, accept that you are going through this phase in your life. Acceptance is the first positive step required to change.

2) Choose someone you feel comfortable with and tel them how you feel. Ask if they will help support you even if it only involves listening to what you have to say.

3) Line up any other forms of support you can think of including your doctor.

4) Try and simplify your life while you are going through this period.

5) Write down on separate pieces of paper the things that make you feel low or depressed.

6) Place those things you wrote above in an order of most upsetting through to the least upsetting.

7) Choose the one that is the least upsetting and easiest to tackle and write underneath the possible ways of doing something about it.

8) When you are ready take action on that item and if you need to ask for help from people around you to achieve this.

9) Gradually work your way through the list.

10) Don’t feel that you have to stick to the order of your list. If you want to do things in a different order then do so.

11) Be kind to yourself. Remember you are doing the best that you can despite how you feel.

12) Reward yourself for tackling anything on your list.

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