Depression is a hell for me and everyone suffering from it. The long term solutions are therapy and medicines. I don’t take medicine because of the fear of getting addicted to it. There are some short term remedies that work for me and I hope that they work for you too.
For a very long time I didn’t believe in exercise. Maybe I never really understood its purpose or the benefits. But once I started it, reluctantly at first, the benefits were immeasurable. I feel calm after exercise. All the bad thoughts in my head usually go after exercise. I see hope in future which is an extremely rare thing in depression.
So folks don’t ignore exercise even if you have got nothing to do with depression.
2. Reading and writing
Reading is my life. It takes me in the beautiful world of imagination. There are no boundaries or limits in it. You are absolutely free. Reading really makes you forget your pain.
Writing is a form of therapy for me. You transfer your bloody pain on the paper and immediately you feel light. If you are angry at someone, write all the insults on a paper and flush it in the toilet. That’s it. By flushing or throwing away the paper, you tell all those bad people that they have no space in your life.
3. The walks at night
I take dinner early like 8 pm or 8:30 because it is quite harmful to eat late at night. Then I go for a walk. It is not easy in winter nights but I try even for 5 minutes.
It is a wonderful experience. It can get creative too. The quietness at night gets my creative juice flowing. I also get the time to reflect on my life and how I can improve my way of living.
This is it. These 3 points help, really help. I want you guys to try them out and give me your feedback in the comments. Happy depression fighting!