Expressing Your Feelings and Doing Something Creative to Combat Depression
May 03, 2018
When you're feeling depressed, you're inclined to keep everything bottled up inside you. You may not want to talk to anyone—family members or friends. You may not want to go out as much. And you might also feel like nobody understands you.
Depression Skews Your Point of View
At times, people who are depressed feel as though others are judging them or telling them to do things that they don't want to do. They might also feel like they are failures—like everything they do is falling short of the expectations others have for them.
Depression Makes You Feel Inert
Depression makes you feel inert, like you don't want things to change. The effort of getting out of bed might be too much. The same goes for getting dressed to go outside. Any sustained activity might tire you out. And this can result in eating too much, sleeping too much and not exercising, all of which can make you feel more depressed. So it's a vicious circle.
Expressing Your Feelings
If you're feeling low, upset, anxious, worried, panicked or depressed, it helps to express these feelings to someone. You can speak to a friend or a family member. Or you can get a therapist. You can even just write down all your feelings in a journal.
Doing Something Creative
Doing something creative can also help combat depression. You can write a poem or short story that expresses how you feel. Paint something or sculpt something. Take photos of things that move you. Make a short film. Anything creative, from cooking a good meal to starting a blog can help you to express your feelings and feel lighter. Plus making something always gives you a feeling of achievement as well.
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Category: Depression Counseling