(here is the full post what i did before in separate 4 part)
I have met many people here who have, or are still struggling with it, that’s why I decided to talk about it some more.
Bad moods can come very fast and can leave as fast as they came, but sometimes a bad mood will decide to stay. When it stays too long it may make you worry and stress can turn to panic attacks and that can have a big effect on your physical health.
You can end up with a lack of energy and not being able to think clearly. You may feel guilty and you don’t want to talk to anyone around you and staying in bed looks like the right thing to do at that moment. I can talk about it easily because as I already mentioned in my other posts, I have had it and I’m not afraid to admit it and to talk about it. We are all people and it can happen to anyone, at any time, with or without any particular reason.
You can feel good, if you really want. I will explain step by step what I did and I may add a video this evening and talk more about it.
The first thing that I did was to get rid of all the pills that the doctor had prescribed for me. As I wasn’t able to sleep, he gave me Xanax to use at night, Ascitolopram to use every morning to get me in a better mood and Lexomil to use 3 times per day. Lexomil was to calm me down because I was panicking since I didn’t know what had happened to me. I always loved life, I like to live and move forward but the pills knocked me out completely. I was very tired and I didn’t have the will to live anymore. That is the reason why I stopped taking the pills. But if you have treatment and it works well for you then you shouldn’t stop and it is not good to stop suddenly anyway.
Second thing, I started to run every morning, it didn’t matter how stressed or how bad I felt, the first thing that I did and that I still do now, is to get up and to make my bed nicely so that I won’t want to get back into it. I put on my running clothes and I get out of my house and run for 30-45 minutes, depending on how fast I do it. I have chosen my running route and I always go the same way.
After my running I feel hungry and I eat a huge breakfast. I feel good after eating and I don’t think that skipping breakfast is a good idea, it may give you depression too if you skip your meals too often. After breakfast is shower time, I like to switch the water from cold to hot, it gives a little shock to my body and makes me feel more awake and it’s healthy for blood circulation. I read about this somewhere so I thought, why not? And I really like it.
After this I like to do some meditation, at least 15 minutes, in the most empty room in the house, with no phone, TV or computer. And I do some breathing exercises while I am doing meditation, this is when you breathe from the bottom and lifting it up as high as you can.
About clothes, I’m not into fashion, but I like to wear comfortable clothes that make me feel comfortable and happy. I hate heels, yes, it looks beautiful when a girl or a woman wears heels, they look really nice, but I just can’t wear them. Where I work at the hotel I have to wear heels but I just had a talk with my boss and I told him that it makes me feel bad, it’s not comfortable and I just can’t wear them. He understood, so now I just wear simple black classic shoes for work. If you feel uncomfortable at work, talk with your boss, they are also people and if you explain it very well they will understand. At least it doesn’t cost anything to try.
Another thing that I did was to read information on the internet about depression and I found out that yoga was good, it helps you to concentrate and keep your mind busy, so I subscribed to a yoga class three times a week. It helped me a lot and I’m still doing it.
Work out, yes, yoga is good but at the beginning it wasn’t making me tired enough, so I started going to the gym three times a week for 90 minutes.
Talk about how you feel with your friends and family. Even if you don’t feel like talking, push yourself to talk, try to express yourself to the maximum so people can understand. I was always talking about it with my friends and family and some of them were going through the same thing. You don’t need a big shock or accident in your life to get depression, it can come from nowhere or even if your immune system is down.