Some live with depression, some live with anxiety—some suffer through a combination of both. If you are one of the unfortunate to suffer from both anxiety and depression, you are probably wondering what you can do to help yourself through the hard days. Here, you'll find a few things that can help you dig your way out of the dark days of your mental demons.
Join a Gym
One thing that will help with both depression and anxiety is going to a gym and working out. The type of workout that you do can vary from day to day. So, if you're feeling extremely anxious about something, you can go beat on the heavy bags, and if you're feeling depressed, you can hop on the treadmill or stair climber and imagine that you're somewhere more enlightening than where you are.
Depression is an energy suck—it will consume every ounce of energy that you have conserved in your body. Getting out of the house and getting some exercise, no matter what kind, will help break the cycle of dark thoughts going through your mind.
Anxiety can leave you with so much trapped energy that it makes you irritable. Hitting the gym every day, or every other day, will help you burn off that excess energy in a positive way.
In the end, you'll end up looking better, which can make you feel better, which is what you hope for at this very second.
Get Up and Get Out
If you typically have few responsibilities to make you leave your house, it can be impossible to beat depression, unfortunately, the anxiety that you're suffering from prevents you from leaving the house easily.
To make it easier to get up and get out, think about the places that you can go where there aren't other people. Search for nature trails in your area or parks with nice areas for you to sit quietly. This outing is just an outing. It's not meant to force you to exercise or socialize; it's just meant to get you out of the bed, out of the house and somewhere that you won't feel bogged down. If you enjoy reading, go to the library, find a good book, and curl up in the corner—you are out of the house and that will make a difference in how you feel.
Hopefully, you'll find peace with what you're suffering through. Life is hard enough without the added challenges going on inside your head. Get up, get out, and start making a change in your life.Share
4 November 2019
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