“I’ve tried some stuff, I just can’t seem to stick to anything.”
I hear this, or some version of this, whenever I talk to someone new about her struggles with depression. In particular, her struggles with taking care of her health and wellbeing during - and in between - times of depression.
Most of the women I talk to know, or at least have some basic understanding, of the importance of taking care of themselves. They know that eating well, exercising, and reducing stress can help improve their mood and prevent depressive episodes. And thanks to social media, women are bombarded with more messages about the importance of “self care” than ever before.
However, even though women are constantly being told they should engage in “self care,” they often get zero guidance on how to actually get started - and stick to - a self care routine.
Through years of living with depression and coaching others with depression, I’ve learned the most important things you need to know to stick to a self-care routine:
Taking care of yourself can be the most powerful ways to boost your mood and keep depression at bay. However, it can be hard to stick to healthy habits, especially when you live with the ups and downs of chronic depression. Learning how to implement these tips can go a long way in helping you stick to healthy habits and feeling better, faster.
If you're still feeling stuck - you're in luck! I'm currently offering a FREE self-care audit where I take a look at your current self-care routine and identify exactly what's holding you back from feeling less than your best. Click here for more information.