11 deep questions to ask yourself when you feel depression

  1. What time was I awake? Did I exercise this morning?
  2. How does it feel to be depressed? Why am I feeling this way?
  3. How did my depression get worse?
  4. What is the worst that could happen if I was not living in this depression?
  5. Do others have to live in my life with me and my depression, or is it just me that has to live with it?
  6. How would my day have been different if my mood was better today?
  7. What thoughts went through my head when I felt depressed?
  8. What do I tell myself when I feel depressed?
  9. What happened when I felt depressed?
  10. What caused me to feel depressed today?
  11. What is the world around me like?

12 tips on how to deal with depression

  1. Stay busy and try not to isolate yourself from others too much. Reach out to friends or family members for support if you need help with this one.
  2. Start a journal. Writing can help to release emotions that are stuck in your head when trying to sleep, and then you'll be able to go to sleep more easily.
  3. Routinely exercise, this can help to relieve both depression and anxiety.
  4. Practice selfcompassion and selfcare by doing nice things for yourself (cut your nails, treat yo'self to a new coffee mug).
  5. Practice deep breathing exercises often. This is one of the most simple and effective methods of coping with stress and depression at any time (even during an anxiety attack).
  6. Look for a novel way to deal with the problem. Do something new that you haven’t done before to get your mind off of it. Try getting a new hobby or read a book.
  7. Listen to music that makes you feel better. Listening to music is arguably the quickest way to make you feel better, so try listening to the artists or songwriters who have been your favorites for years, or listen to your favorite album for a quick mood boost.
  8. Get enough sleep and take a nap if you need to.
  9. Find a therapist, and follow their advice.
  10. Exercise. Try to do some kind of physical exercise that is beneficial for you, like walking or running.
  11. Eat healthy and drink lots of fluids. Eat vegetables, fruits, grains, and lean proteins. Drink plenty of fluids to stay hydrated. It will boost your energy levels, and your mood will improve.
  12. Connect with other people — talk to friends, family members, or even a counselor.

How depression affects you

Depression is a state of loss of interest in most activities and decreased motivation. It's more than just a bad mood, it’s a physical burden that can make performing everyday tasks seem impossible. Depression can be broken down into biological, psychological, environmental and social components.