One of the most unfair things about depression etc is the fact that often you have to really fight for decent treatment (which of course is the last thing you feel able to do.) But it is worth it and so are you - so dont give up and keep going back to GP until you get proper help. It might help to write down excatly how you are feeling and just give that to the GP.
In the meantime some of the things Ive done (none of them are miracle cure - but sometimes it helps to think of doing a basketful of different things - with each of them helping a little bit.)
- Tell yourself that you'll try and help yourself feel 10% better. It feels manageable - and anything is better than you are at the moment. It takes away the pressure of 'ive got to get better'
- Eat very regularly to keep blood sugar levels even. And reduce sugar.
- Get some fresh air every day
- Set a list of easy things to do each day. Nothing too taxing but just to give you a bit of structure.
- Set a 'worry time' for each day. So eg 5- 5.30. Then if you start to obsess over worries tell yourself 'Im not ignoring this but im not thinking about it now - im going to think about it a lot between 5 and 5.30'
- Some very easy craft/ reading etc to do to pass the time. Ive even done colouring in in the past - concentrating on staying in the lines - has taken my mind off the depression a little bit
I got a colour your own advent calendar last year to help manage my anxiety.
Fresh air is always important in my recoveries, when it is cold I think about the cold scouring the depression away, when rainy I think about it washing it away. When sunny I think about it giving me energy.
I was recommended mood gym online to help. Sorry cant link on this.
Hello Saved! I have been checking back for you. Very pleased to hear that you have had a good weekend. What have you enjoyed?
I had a great day yesterday, lamb cuddling. Today was a bit odd, helping a friend sort some stuff as she has recently left her husband. Then a food shop followed by drawing and cutting out fairies (badly!) for my daughter to stick into her novel. She is 6. She has written 1 sentence, which covered an entire page.