Depression and anxiety are not something we can just prevent or “get over”. These issues are inside us just like any other disease. They should be accepted, catered to as needed, and no longer stigmatized. Everything feels more challenging when you’re dealing with depression. Going to work, socializing with friends, or even just getting out of bed can feel like a struggle.
But there are some things you can do to cope with your symptoms and improve your quality of life. Here are 16 tips for living with depression.
1. Don’t Wait. Do Something.
This is the most important thing I can say to you today if you are struggling with depression or any form of mental health. Don’t wait. Make the call. Reach out for help. The longer you wait, the longer it will take to find a solution that helps. Stop the waiting game. Stop putting things off. Just make a change today. Every little thing you do today will make a difference tomorrow in how you feel.