“Believe it or not, there’s more to self-care than taking some time for a yoga class or treating yourself to a pedicure or what-have-you. Things like that are important, as they give us time to practice being still and being good to ourselves. But true self-care, particularly for individuals with depression is hard. Self-care when depressed requires neural connections and actions that don’t come naturally when one is depressed, and yet are so necessary to help combat the depressive feelings.
“Self-care in depression often looks more practical in application than luxurious (like treating yourself to spa time or something like that). Self-care in depression means making choices that are in your best interest, and that ensure YOU will be taken care of. Self-care looks like making sure you are getting enough sleep, taking medicines (if prescribed), eating healthy and staying hydrated. These basic tenets of everyday life truly are practices of self-care when one is depressed.”
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