I've always felt like I have suffered from depression. 6 years ago I tried to kill my self 4 times and well... Obviously failed. I never saw anyone about it and instead took up bodybuilding and so far I have been dealing with it just! I have low days and good days. However over the last month I've lost my job and my girlfriend has broken up with me and I feel lower than I've ever felt. I'm have a seriously tough time, eating, sleeping training and just every morning is a struggle and I haven't been out the house for 5 days. I have no motivation in finding a new job or even talking to other women or even calling or texting my ex. I have no one to talk to and I'm feeling extremely lonely and lost. At the moment I question life and the point in it. Nothing intrestes me or motivates me anymore and I just don't know what to do.. If anyone has any advice on he to deal with depression and how I can help myself I would really appreciate it.
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I believe a good recipe for feeling better is a combination of non destructive distractions and moments of introspection.
All thoughts and feelings can be so overwhelming that we become numb or have a total meltdown. That is why the distractions are needed to make it possible to "breathe" a little.
Working out at the gym can be an excellent and healthy distraction. It takes a strong body to carry a heavy soul, as I used to say.
For a brief moment after every "distraction" (working out, watching a movie, etc) there can be a moment of clarity where emotions aren't as overwhelming. This is the moment where you slowly try to develop a game plan to get back on track.
Don't think to far ahead. We can't predict the future anyway. Think in matter of weeks and months, not years. Because when we are in a negative place we tend to think that this will continue for years and years unchanged and this will further the depression.
Try to take at least one small step in a positive direction every day. No matter how small that step is, it will make a difference.0