Coping with Depression Part 6

As I said yesterday, dealing with depression in an abusive relationship is extremely difficult, but not impossible. Read the following tips and just do the best you can. Remember, I care and want to help you. You can reach me at Heart 2 Heart Christian Ministries 817-689-9347. There is no fee for my DV services.

Tip 1: Reach out and stay connected.
Tip 2: Do things that make you feel good.
Tip 3: Get moving.
Tip 4: Eat a healthy, depression-fighting diet.
Tip 5: Get a daily dose of sunlight.

Sunlight can help boost serotonin levels and improve your mood. Whenever possible, get outside during daylight hours and expose yourself to the sun for at least 15 minutes a day. Remove sunglasses, (but never stare directly at the sun), and use sunscreen as needed.
*Take a walk on your lunch break, have your coffee outside, enjoy and al fresco meal, or spend time gardening.
*Increase the amount of natural light in your home and workplace by opening blinds and drapes and sitting near windows.

“You will face many defeats in your life, but never let yourself be defeated”. —Maya Angelou

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