[quote="shondrea, post:16, topic:191153"]
As someone who suffers from a rollercoaster emotional day, raniging from amazing highs to week where I don't care about anything and barelyt have the will to get out of bed, I've found several little things that help me, aside from, of course, plenty of rest, good food, and prayer
-A walk down to the market and picking up a small treat; a favorite drink, a bag of sunflower seeds, or try something new
-popping some fast, intense music into my iPod and power cleaning the house, believe it or not
-open the curtains, ALL THE CURTAINS!
-Getting off the (&#$!)(&* computer. I have SO much trouble prying myself away, but feel SO much better when I do
-Make plans. This is a BIG ONE. I'm disabled and largely homebound. I have, like, no long term goals in life, and this is often a BIG part of my depression. So I make other goals. I want to paint the basement this spring. I want to try a fancy recipe. I'm saving up for a concert this summer. Have little things to look forward to!
-Rent a movie or television show you enjoy. It makes me bawl my eyes out, but few things perk me up like Titanic. Ironic, I know. If I don'tr have that much time, I pop in a an episode of a favorite anime or tv show. The small escape can do wonders.
-Buy a small rodent. Ok, this one's kinda iffy, I know, but my little pet rat is just a bright little spot in my depression. Watching him eat a Cheeto like a corn on the cob, I can't help but smile
That is SO funny you said "buy a small rodent"...lol
I do think animals are healing. I couldn't live without my pets. Their love and cuddles really help me out my slumps, which have been very frequent lately. I can totally relate to slumps. I guess besides everyone's good advice, just roll with it, and know "this too shall pass" and tomorrow will be a new day.:D