10. Take your medications
Following your accurate prescribed medication and dosages is an intensely important thing. These drugs are meant to cure the imbalanced chemicals in your brain so do take them seriously. It is not your fault, it is nothing to worry about and it definitely does not make you less of a human being if not more as you had the courage to face it!
If you already do believe in God, then renew your faith and deepen your love for Him. If you do not believe in God, then remember that you once saw life more appealing and believe in those moments. Do know that nothing is more powerful than faith for it is how we pass all the atrocities in our world.
8. Surround yourself with your loved ones
Tell your loved ones about it and tell them how you feel. Being surrounded with your family and friends can always help you in surviving the mood swings that depression might cause you to have. Engage in the normal family activities and act normally.
7. Push yourself
Pushing yourself here means to try to engage yourself in social activities even if you do not want to. Everything is hard in the first time and even harder if you are suffering severe depression but it will benefit you enormously if did. Try to act normally and throw jokes and live your life in an ordinary manner even if you are not feeling ok just until the medication starts affecting your brain.
6. Meet new people
Meet new people and make new friends and try to act up to their expectations as this will give you a good chance and situation to act normally.
5. Live for others
If you are a parent, live to your kids and to making them better in every possible way. If you have a partner whom you love, live to him and for him. Live to teach children and to plant a good seed to be sought long after you are gone. Live to do charity and help all the people who will not find a good heart as yours to save them. Live to life!
4. Balance your diet
The thing is that every kind of food has an effect on the brain and if deprived from certain things, the brain can sometimes face a chemical imbalance which can lead to mood swings. Eat everything but in balanced quantities, eat chocolate, carbohydrates, fats, vegetables, fruits and everything. Balance is the keyword!
3. Play sports
Sports is an amazing thing to invest your energy in especially if you are depressed. Exercising makes the brain release hormones which can help in getting your mood better. Not only that, but exercising can also help in releasing the excessive energy in your body.
2. Adopt a dog
A dog can actually sense if you are ill one way or another and this is just amazing. Having a dog will require walking him which will be great for you and the dog. You will be responsible for taking care of him and thus you will be obliged to fixed hours of sleepimg and awakening which is again important.
1. Hang in there
Sometimes you might pretend to be good when surrounded by people, and then you will go to your room and cry. I know, I have done that! Wait until the medication affects the brain which normally takes a couple of weeks. After that, you will be feeling better on and off till you mood is totally stablised.
Hang in there because there is a lot that is worth living for, right? You have once known that! Hang in there because it is unfair to end your own God-given life. Hang in there because you are not a coward and you deserve better! It is a fight but you will be a winner!