3 Ways I Personally Manage Depression.
Little small talks with Jesus here and there through out my days of depression really help me. I mean, they help me everyday but on some of my worse days, they really pull me through! When I say I pray, I don’t mean that I pray these long eloquent prayers and use big bible words, vocabulary, terminology or whatever you wanna call it. I literally talk to God like He is my best friend and I’m just myself. Most of the time I don’t even close my eyes. Sometimes, I talk to God in my heart (if that makes sense) and sometimes I talk out loud. Just whatever works at the moment. Normally after a few of those little mini talks with God, I feel better! I guess it’s because deep down, I TRUST that He’s working everything out in my favor. I trust that He has a purpose for whatever I’m going through and sometimes through prayer alone, I am reminded of that. Don’t let the pain you feel now make you forget what God said. Remember, He’s Making It Work For Your Good .. (Romans 8:28)
First of all, blogging is addictive. I have always enjoyed it but here lately, I’ve grown to absolutely love it! I spend more time on here than I do any other social media site and honestly, I think that’s a good thing!! The blogging community itself is so positive and sometimes in my moments of depression .. the encouraging and uplifting posts really help me! Some of y’all post things that speak to the core of my heart and after I read it, I’m just like .. “Dang! They really just spoke to a personal part of me without even knowing it.” When I come across those kinds of posts, sometimes they help push me on out of that depressing mood! I love it!
Writing blog posts actually helps with my depression too! I have found that some of my best posts are actually written when I’m emotional, upset, depressed, bothered, angry or frustrated. It all kind of goes back to writing being probably the best form of therapy for me but the fact that I have the opportunity to reach out and encourage others through my writing only encourages me to deflect what I’m going through in a positive way. When I’m trying to help you, I’m really helping myself too! 🙂 Blogging really does help depression.
Music & I can NEVER be separated!! If you’ve been keeping up with my blogs then you’ve probably heard me say this before. Music, sometimes, is just another way to escape the pain .. or at least it is for me anyways. I prefer gospel. Music that will encourage and speak to my spirit is everything! It always puts me in a better mood.
I’m praying for those who battle depression. That spirit is real but you can win! Keep fighting the good fight of faith! Keep fighting to stay positive!! Whatever you’re going through is NOT going to overtake you! It may seem like it but I promise you that God will never put more you than you handle. It may hurt now but I promise, it is going to make you so much stronger!!
Thanks for reading/visiting my blog today!! Sending lots of love and positive vibes your way!! -Jessica