HANDLING MY DEPRESSION
Some of the ways in which I have handled depression:
1.Prayer and meditation particularly from the bible about scriptures that show love and God and His thoughts towards me. I have found a lot of help from the book of Psalms.
2.Playing with my children to help me to focus on them rather than my depressive circumstances. I at one point stop all other activities and take time to have some fun with them.
3.Going out to meet with friends over a meal. This has proved to work for me because I am able to share with some close and intimate friends. Where I am not able to go out I use text messages and e-mails and write to some cousins whom we share a lot and just express myself.
4. Being a trained counselor, I also use peer supervision as in I meet with my fellow counselors on a one on one basis and they help me to work through my issues.
5. change of scenery. I purpose to leave the house each day and take a walk whether in the evening or early morning as I find this to be very refreshing.
6. Once a month I have a fellowship for ladies where we meet and pray together and attending this regularly has also helped me during my depressive moments.
7. Going out and retreating or having a picnic or just sitting in a park and enjoying the cool breeze and nature around me kind of also give me strength to go on.