I'm new to all of this and was wondering how everyone works through bad depression and anxiety
Anxiety (Including GAD)
Through my bad depression, I do a reward system. It's stupid I know but it does work. I reward myself no matter the task. It helps a lot. Get out of bed? Reward. Brush teeth? Reward. Feed dog? Reward. Everything gets a reward no matter how small or stupid the task is, it helps to keep me moving throughout the day so I don't become a blob in a dark room. It has a 60/40 chance of working depending on the day. I also keep track of my mood too using an app called dailyo and I write small notes throughout the day of what made me have a smidge of happiness and what made my mood worse.
For anxiety, I do a mix of music, my dog, and plushies. I usually do breathing techniques when I go to a quiet area to calm down in.
Hopefully you find something that helps you 🤗
thank you so much
what is an example of a reward for you? When I'm depressed I often don't find anything positive, so it's hard to find something rewarding
chocolate like those gold coins from Lindt. I love those and I buy a bulk of them any chance I get if they are on sale as it's expensive candy.
Me personally what I do is I look up Bible verses that speak concerning depression and anxiety and write them down to help me remember God's promises
I like a good cry in the shower. I also watch vintage episodes of Real Housewives and remind myself that at least my life isn’t as bad as those women’s
A Xanax also helps
Sometimes It honestly helps me to cry it out. Sometimes I vent to my partner. Or make a therapy appointment for sometime soon if I’m really spiraling. Having an as needed anxiety med helped too.
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