Sometimes managing your depression is less about what you add to your life, and more about what you take away. Here are 7 things I don’t do that help my depression. These have all become such ingrained habits in me that I don’t even have to think about them anymore.
Worrying makes you worried however doesn’t really transform anything, as much as we wish it would. So then you have two alternatives: either accomplish something to effectively change the circumstance, or don’t worry about it. Whichever way will be significantly more beneficial than ruminating over things you probably won’t have the capacity to control.
2. Keep a spotless home or cook from scratchSorry Mom! Some people love cooking and cleaning, but I am not one of those people. I’m a minimalist so my apartment is usually organized and not messy, but I only spend maybe 10 or 15 minutes a week total actually cleaning things. As for cooking, it just seems like a whole lot of time and effort for something you’re going to spend 5 minutes eating. I microwave something tasty or make pasta or a sandwich in just a few minutes, and then I use all my free time to do what I love. (And I have a LOT of free time :)).
2. Keep a spotless home or cook from scratch
Sorry Mom! 😉 Some individuals love cooking and cleaning, yet I am not one of those individuals. I’m a moderate so my condo is typically sorted out and not untidy, but rather I just spend perhaps 10 or 15 minutes seven days add up to really cleaning things. With respect to cooking, it just appears like a mess of time and exertion for something you will burn through 5 minutes eating. I microwave something delectable or make pasta or a sandwich in only a couple of minutes, and afterward I utilize all my available time to do what I cherish. (What’s more, I have a LOT of available time :)).
3. Compare myself to other people
In the event that you get yourself always via web-based networking media contrasting yourself with other individuals, you should need to peruse our “10 Things Not to Do If You’re Depressed” article. Everybody is without anyone else interesting voyage. Wherever you are correct presently is precisely where you should be. Simply assume that. Continue putting one foot before the other and making child strides each day and your chance will come.
4. Check my phone a hundred times a day
Checking your phone continually just gives you nervousness in light of the fact that either something needs your consideration (like an email or message) or you’re worried on the grounds that nothing needs your consideration and you’re asking why individuals aren’t messaging you. Many individuals are stuck to their phones for the duration of the day, however I more often than not have my phone in my room connected to and just check it a couple of times each day (except if I’m conversing with somebody). In case you’re all over the place, look at your environment or complete a little people-viewing. It isn’t so much that terrifying to not generally be on your phone. 🙂
5. Use social media obsessively
This is like the one about checking your phone throughout the day. On the off chance that you wind up always looking through Facebook, perhaps it’s a great opportunity to supplant that propensity with another one. In case only you’re out in the open and would prefer not to look that way, perhaps you can read a persuasive blog. Or then again perhaps you can do some journaling in the Notes segment of your phone or work out a rundown of objectives during the current month. Taking a gander at Facebook once again (more like the 50th time) today is simply going to make you discouraged on the off chance that you begin contrasting yourself with every other person on there.
6. Play video games
I’ve generally been awful at computer games, yet I figure that is something to be thankful for in light of the fact that I’m more joyful for it. 🙂 For a few people computer games are an approach to discharge pressure, however they’re extremely vicious and appear to cause you more nervousness than they assuage. On the off chance that you play a great deal of computer games, consider perusing a self-improvement book or viewing a motivational TED talk. Significantly less savagery and a more joyful you.
At long last, the exact opposite thing I don’t do that helps my depression is that I don’t gripe. Of course, there are times when I simply need to whimper about things and vent to somebody, yet I keep a large portion of that to journaling on my PC (and I unquestionably don’t spare that composition). Whining is only a negative behavior pattern, such as whatever else, so have a go at going an entire day without griping and perceive how your state of mind changes.
All things considered, there you have it! Seven things I don’t do that assistance my depression. Do you do any of these things as of now, or would you say you will attempt not doing them?