Depression always seems to feel the worst in the morning. Or at least that has always seemed to be the case for me.
It might be because you have a whole day you have to get through. Or it might be cause you don’t want to get out of bed and just want to sleep the day away.
It does not help that most of the time when we wake up we are left feeling groggy, our heads not running at full speed yet. Or that our limbs are heavy and hard to move.
Not to mention that our energy level is at its lowest at that point.
It can give a person the feeling of dread. Of having to move, of having to go about our day, of something that could go wrong.
And it leaves us just wanting to go back to sleep. To not have to face the day.
But there are somethings that I use to help sooth it a bit and get me more ready and able to face the day. And less likely to just go back to sleep.
Here they are
- Organization. One of the best things I find is to have everything organized and ready before I go to bed. That way when I get up the next day all I have to do is get dressed and go about my usually morning routine. And it gives me some free time to do what I want to do. No rushing, no forgetting anything, no feeling like a terrible person for being late or not ready.
- Give Your Self Some You Time. This expands on what I said in number 1. Giving yourself some ‘you time’ will let you relax and be more happy and ready for the day. And it could be anything that you want to do. Be it reading a book, or doing yoga, or just getting one more episode in before you go. I like to do this even if it means having to set the alarm a bit earlier.
- Have Something To Look Forward To. Giving yourself something to look forward to is a great way to make your self get out of bed and go about your day. It is also a great way to get you through anything that you don’t want to do that day. If you have something that you are looking forward to after you will be able to get through it no problem.
- Notebooks. I know this one is a little cliché. But it can be worth it. If you are feeling bad that morning, if you just let it all out in writing onto a notebook then you can feel better afterwards. When I do this I tend to feel drained both physically and emotionally afterwards. But after that I find myself feeling rejuvenated and more ready to face the day.
And there you go. The 4 ways that I like to use to combat morning depression. I am sure that you can use one of these, or maybe you have some of your own that you use to help go about your day.