20 HEALTHY WAYS TO DEAL WITH STRESS & DEPRESSION

Monday, October 29, 2018

Happy Monday friends!

I have missed working on my blog & connecting with y'all! I took the week off because I was feeling so unmotivated, depressed, anxious & stressed. I always want to put out content that I'm comfortable with and that reflects how I'm feeling. And I try to put out positivity as well! 

These last few weeks have been hard. I've been dealing with a lot of personal things that I really can't control, and that I DON'T have control over. Around this time last year, I was going through the same thing, I have found that a lot of it has to do with being so far away from my family. I feel like my nephew is growing so fast, and I'm afraid he's not going to remember me or love me (silly I know). I stress about the fact that my parents are getting older, and I feel like this is the time I should be spending with them but I have a family of my own now that I have to be with. 

I worry that I'm not being a good enough mom to Julian, that I'm not being a good wife, friend & sister. I stress over not having a career, wishing I could go to college, wishing I could enlist in the military, but all that is placed on hold for now. If you've been following me for a while than you know why.

And the list goes on but unlike last year, this year I've been coping with things so much better. I opened up to my husband a few months back, and I feel like that was so much weight lifted off my shoulders. He now understands why some days I'm just quiet & want to be alone. 

I try my best to get myself out off these moods in a "natural" & healthy way. Had I not started working out this year, I may have been in a very bad place. So for today's post I wanted to share with y'all 20 Healthy Ways To Deal With Stress & Depression! 
I hope y'all enjoy!



*Please take in mind I'm sharing ways that I cope with this, we all have our ways of coping with things* 

1) SPEND TIME WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS! 
2) EXERCISE 
3) JOURNAL! 
4)DO ONE THING YOU LOVE, THAT YOU CAN'T DO ON A DAILY BASIS. EX; HIKING, GET YOUR HAIR DONE, NAILS DONE, GO TO A CONCERT, ETC. 
5)WORK ON A PROJECT! (pinterest always has good crafts)
6) SPEND TIME OUTDOORS, ENJOY NATURE!
7)WRITE DOWN WHAT YOU'RE GRATEFUL FOR 
8)DISCONNECT FROM YOUR PHONE! 
9)BE LAZY!
10)CALL YOUR BESTFRIEND OR SISTER! 
11)TRY A NEW RECIPE! 
12)RETAIL THERAPY! (sorry babe)
13)READ A BOOK
14)COMPLIMENT AT LEAST ONE PERSON A DAY
15)FOCUS ON WHAT YOU CAN CONTROL 
16)SAY "NO" MORE OFTEN 
17)LEAVE THE HOUSE! 
18)LISTEN TO HAPPY SONGS
19)GO FOR A DRIVE...MAYBE ROAD TRIP
20)AND MOST IMPORTANTLY....TALK TO GOD! 

I hope y'all enjoyed this post! & for continuing to support my blog! And if you EVER need someone to talk to, you can always shoot me a message! 


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2 comments :

  1. We love you so much and don’t worry I tell Russell about you every day ♥️

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