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Fighting to get through depression

Battling with active symptoms of depression is tough. Not only does it affect us but also everything around us. Family and loved ones can’t seem to help, regardless of how much they try. They may start to loose patience around the unmanageable symptoms. Employers can’t seem to cope with the lack of motivation and energy. Medication may not be working and the person suffering goes further into despair.

Building and integrating new tools is difficult when depression symptoms are active but it's possible. First, let go of outcomes and expectations and start with today. Concentrate only on making the most out of these next 24 hours. Acts of self love will grow if they are being practiced daily.

Try to sit out under the Sun rays for 15-20 minutes in quietness, just taking in the warmth. Take sips of tea, water or any refreshing drink and feel it going down your throat and calming your inner being. Read and write hopeful messages as if you were sending them to a friend that’s going through difficult times. Take bubble baths or showers with fragrance of your liking.

It is important to connect to your senses, especially smell and touch. You can wrap yourself kindly and gently with a soft, cozy blanket; lik