Not being able to get out of bed or off the couch sucks. When a depressive episode hits, it can glue us to a horizontal surface and cancel out any energy we might have had to fight back. Fortunately, we still can fight back. We are not helpless. Below is a trick I discovered thatContinue reading “How to Get Out of Bed When You’re Depressed”
If you’re like me, you may be noticing that your depression and anxiety symptoms are flaring up right now. It’s a scary time for many people. We are facing uncertainties about our jobs, our health, and the health of our loved ones. Many of us are finding that we can’t access our usual support systemsContinue reading “How to Manage Depression and Anxiety When You’re Stuck at Home”
For the first twenty-six years of my life, I was uncomfortable with my own voice. According to my parents, the first (and last) time they ever heard me singing was when I had come home from Sunday school at five years old. I was bouncing up and down on the bed, singing, “It’s happy, happyContinue reading “Self-Care Tip #3: Sing!”
Mindfulness meditation can be done anywhere, during any activity. It helps us to decelerate the worried, anxious, or miserable thoughts in our heads. It also takes practice, and I admit, sometimes the (absolute) last thing I want to do is be mindful. Especially if I’m in a situation I want to get out of…like crowds.Continue reading “Self Care Tip #2: Cleaning Meditation”
Learn how to breathe from your diaphragm to de-escalate an anxiety attack.