If you’re dealing with depression, the things that you used to do on a regular basis can suddenly become much harder to work your way through. This is especially true if you have to go into work on a daily basis. Although you are experiencing something that is causing you a great deal of difficulty, you’re still expected to show up and be productive every day. You know exactly what you’re going through, but your bosses and coworkers may not. So how exactly do you navigate your way through a situation as difficult as this?
Fortunately there are a few things you can do to help. In today’s blog, we’ll take a look at a few of the best tips and tricks out there. Of course you can also schedule an appointment where we can talk through what’s going on as well.
The Best Tips for Making it Through the Day
What Makes You Happy?
One of the best things you can do is to focus on the things that make you happy. This is true both inside work and outside of it. When you are dealing with depression at work, one thing you can do is to bring in a few things that you like. It could be as simple as adding some decorative plants to your desk (which has repeatedly been shown to decrease stress and improve mood), displaying a picture of yourself and your family, or you could add your favorite painting to one of the walls. You don’t have to go overboard, but bring in a few things that you enjoy and you’ll be off to a good start.
Take Time For Breaks
Another thing you should know is that it’s okay to take breaks. Whether that means taking advantage of your lunch break to go on a relaxing walk or even just stepping outside for a moment when you’re feeling overwhelmed, taking the time to have a moment to yourself to gather your thoughts and refocus can sometimes make a massive difference in how your day is going.
Feel Free to Open Up
You might also feel like you can’t talk about what you’re going through, but the key is simply to know when to do it and who to talk to. For example, you could speak with your HR representative, a trusted colleague, or even your boss. You can decide how much of your story you’d like to share and whether or not to share at all, but sometimes letting those around you know what’s going on provides a level of freedom that makes a huge difference.
Schedule an Appointment Today
As I mentioned at the beginning of this post, I am available for appointments as well, so no matter what you’re going through, I’d love the opportunity to be there for you and help you to work things out. Best of all, I offer a free half hour consultation, so feel free to contact me online and I’ll get back to you as soon as possible, or you can give me a call at 248-237-6147. I look forward to speaking with you!