We live in a world of high pressure and demands from both our personal and professional lives. Every day is a constant battle of trying to fit everything in the 24 hours of the day and we forget to rest. We work so hard to reach our goals and we neglect out health in the process.
As someone who struggles major depression and generalized anxiety disorder, I am always on a quest to take better care of myself. I have heard the term “self-care” casually tossed around for years and, until recently, it was pretty elusive for me.
Self-care isn’t all fancy spas or relaxing vacations. It's about being as kind to yourself as you would be to others. It's partly about knowing when your resources are running low, and stepping back to replenish them rather than letting them all drain away.
When you’re depressed, it can be hard to practice self-care though, is essential for winning the battle against depression.
Contrary to popular belief, a decreasing ability to practice depression self-care has absolutely nothing to do with laziness. Depression forces its own ways of thinking, feeling, and doing (or not doing) on people. Therefore, self-care is so vital; self-care helps you begin to rise up out of depression.
Hey there, My name is Dikeledi and I reside in Johannesburg, South Africa.