For me, the last few weeks have been very challenging. I had a lot of sleepless nights. I’d been lying in bed for days, staring at the ceiling, a million thoughts racing through my mind – depression was swallowing me alive once more. I felt like a prisoner, enslaved by my thoughts and imprisoned in my own body and I only wanted it to come to a halt. I had the desire to yell. always tried to get up, but depression was eating away at what little life I had left. This episode has been plaguing me for weeks. I was suffocating in a nightmare. Though I recognize that stress was the primary cause of my situation, I’ve come to realize that some of my tiny everyday behaviors were also contributing to my relapse.
So, in the hopes of making the dark days smoother and more bearable, I’ve decided to accept those little patterns and gradually strive to improve them as much as I can. I thought about sharing them with you as well. As a result, I’ve decided to share with you 5 habits that are exacerbating my depression.
Check them out and join me on my one-day-at-a-time fight against depression!
1.Fixating on stressful circumstances
Stress is also what takes me back to my dark days. It drags me down into the abyss where depression has enslaved me.
When a traumatic situation occurs, we tend to focus on it. We tend to worry about it repeatedly rather than finding ways to repair and cope with it. And doing so was consuming my life. Dealing with stressful circumstances can be especially difficult when you’re depressed. That is precisely how it is for me. However, we must learn to fight back and find a healthier way to handle stress. So, I began to note the things or acts that make me feel calmer, actions that would help me detach myself from my emotions, and I began to search for ways to integrate those into my stress management technique – doing so greatly aided me.