With Autumn officially in season and winter on its way, the colder months are likely to have a negative effect on your mood--as if 2020 hasn't already been ball-busting enough. Increased reports of anxiety and depression have left America with an even worse epidemic of mental health disorders in the wake of COVID-19 and current racial justice movements. With the last quarter of 2020 finally here, we need to come together in support as much as possible for others.
I know how tough depression is and how you slip away and forget parts of yourself. One of the best things you can do for yourself when you're feeling down is to keep taking care of yourself. Keep with your routines, keep with your hobbies, keep up with your relationships. It's also extremely important to keep talking. Talk to someone and let out your thoughts and feelings to someone who will listen. You don't have to heal alone. I didn't and it was because of my support system that I made it to where I am today: co-existing with mental disorders and maintaining a balance of neuroticism and conscientiousness.
What are some of your self-care practices to feel better when you're in a funk?