Not Quite Zen

Strategies To Cope With Depression

October 11, 2022 Tony Hardman Season 1 Episode 22
Not Quite Zen
Strategies To Cope With Depression
Show Notes

For most of my life feeling depressed was my default. It felt normal to me, and any sliver of happiness I ever experienced seemed odd. I didn’t know how to cope with depression. Luckily, I was able to break free from depression and change my mental health for the better.

That’s not to say I don’t still get depressed, I do, it’s normal to feel down from time to time. However, when I get depressed now it typically only lasts a few hours or a couple of days. My mental health routine of consistently practicing mindfulness, meditating, connecting to present moments, and regularly checking in with my therapist keeps me even-keeled. So, recently, when I felt depressed for more than a couple of days, I found myself frustrated and searching for ways to break out of it.

Depression is a serious illness that can alter the way you think and feel about the world. Even though the disease can feel like an endless pit of despair, it’s important to maintain your mental health as much as possible. The good news is it doesn’t have to be debilitating.

Whether you’re just starting to feel blue or you’re already feeling like you can’t get out of bed, I will teach you strategies to cope with depression to get through the day and overcome it and live a more fulfilled life.

In this episode, you’ll discover:

  • What it means to be depressed.
  • The difference between depression, laziness, and burnout.
  • What causes depression.
  • What to do when depression hits.
  • And when to seek professional help.

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