For those who do seek professional help, there is a high success rate and many people start to feel better within weeks. If, however, you are one of the people who doesn't have access to medication or counseling services, here are some tips to help you feel better about yourself and to start managing depression.
There are steps you can take to try and handle depression yourself. Maybe you can't afford professional treatment, or you just can't face going to see somebody about your problems. While it is advised that you seek treatment if your condition worsens or you experience feelings of wanting to harm yourself or others, there are some self-help remedies you can try for yourself to treat mild depression. You can read more to learn more on stress management.
Establishing a healthy routine of eating a balanced diet and getting enough sleep every night can make a huge difference. The body needs at least eight hours of sleep to re-energize itself, but a lot of people get only 5-6 hours of sleep each night.
Making sure that your body is getting the rest that it needs is one of the first steps you can take while managing depression or bouts of feeling low. Set a bed time for yourself and leave yourself enough time to get at least eight hours of sleep, and you should start to see a difference. Eating healthily can also help to refresh the body and mind. Take a look at your diet and find out if there are any changes that you can make to eat healthier.