When you are suffering from depression fatigue, it can be difficult to get through the day. It is a natural response for your body to feel fatigued after a long period of stress, and that’s just what depression fatigue is. The key word here is “natural.” You may not have control over feeling depressed or anxious, but you do have some power over how this affects your life. It might seem like all hope is gone when you’re dealing with these issues on top of work and family obligations. But there are methods that can help you take on depression and win!
A Depressing Story..
It’s been a long day. You wake up in the morning, drag yourself to work, and then when you get home all that you want to do is sleep. This feeling of fatigue can be caused by depression or could just be an indication of how busy your life has become. No matter what causes it, this is something that many people suffer from on a regular basis and need help with coping strategies for overcoming it. In this blog post we will discuss some ways that might help reduce the feelings of exhaustion so that you can find the energy to keep going!
Improve your Mood
There are a number of steps you can take to give your body a better chance to fight the fatigue and negativity. Diet, exercise, and social interaction can all help more than you might think. While it may seem counter intuitive to exercise more when you are tired, it can actually boost your mood and give you more energy!
Start slow and just try to do a quick workout every day. Find time after work, or between classes at college. Soon you will feel yourself getting stronger. If you feel comfortable doing light exercise each day, try to intensify things or push yourself to work out for longer. More exercise will increase the amount of happy hormone your body produces, making you feel better and giving you energy.
Going hand-in-hand with exercise it the importance of eating a healthy diet. It can be as simple as adding more fruits and veggies to your plate or making sure you have some salad or greens with every meal. Try to cut out processed foods, sweets, junk food, and large portions of meat. These food are harder to digest and often toxic to your body, which causes more stress on your system.
Talk to your Friends and Family
Get social! Reach out to friends, family, co-workers – anyone who will listen and make plans with them for later in the week if possible. Confiding in your boyfriend or girlfriend can help too if you have one and if they’re not the reason for your depression. Having something on the calendar is important because it will keep you busy and distract you from thinking negatively. Talking about problems with those close to you can also help alleviate some of the stress of what you’re going through. If you don’t have any close friends or family it might help to talk to a therapist.
The most important thing to do to overcome depression fatigue is to keep active and keep momentum up while trying to improve your situation. Sitting idle will just sink you deeper into depression, but if you’re constantly busy, taking action to improve your situation and doing things outside your home, work or college, you’ll soon feel much happier.
While taking action and forcing yourself to go out and do thing will take some energy, the return on your “investment” will be exponential. Soon you will have more energy, you’ll be sleeping better, more focussed with your work or study and back in a sound mental state, ready to take on everything the world can throw at you!
Depression fatigue is something that affects almost all of us at some stage or other in our lives. Billions of people have had to deal with this in the past, and billions more will do so in the future too. We know you can as well. Hang in there and remember there is always a light at the end of the tunnel!