Recently I began thinking about some behaviours that have changed since I have recovered from my depression. How I feel happier, more energetic, more confident among other things. It feels amazing and I just wanted to share some of these:)
Also to mention that you should NOT get used to extreme tiredness, burnout, lethargy, lack of life motivation etc or just settle for it and think that you will always feel that way. Because that is not the case. You CAN recover from depression but it also means making changes in your life and mindset. Things will get better if you make active changes to make things better!!! Roughly 18 months of progressively worse depression and I can now say with confidence that I am so much better. And YOU can get better as well!!!
Dancing/singing along to music!
Taking selfies and pictures of myself... and taking pictures in general.
Replying to people's messages. Reaching out to people.
Initiating conversation with people. Saying "hi" or "hello" first to people.
Smiling and laughing and not feeling ashamed or guilty about it.
Actually cooking and making food and enjoying it.
Complimenting people more frequently.
Liking the way I look. Feeling confident in myself again.
Better sleep routine. Waking up with energy and falling asleep before 11pm most nights.
Actually calling my family to talk to them.
Not feeling as overwhelmed with life. Or about having "to do's" or just adult tasks.
Actually doing things in the evening and not just lying in bed all day because I had no energy for anything else.