Bipolar disorder is not a mild mental illness and leads to extreme mood swings: alternation between sad and energetic highs, joyful, and depression (weary lows).
Doctors are yet to understand this mental illness fully. However, over the years, they have been able to gain greater understanding, which includes the multiple mood states between two extremes.
Depressive episodes are very challenging to cope with. The depression symptoms can lead to declining interest in activities you typically found fun and may hinder you from having a splendid day.
Therefore, here are nine ways to fight the negativity associated with depression.
1Get a Healthy Routine and Stick with It
During bipolar episodes such as depression, it is easier to find yourself in a bad habit — instances like not wanting to eat anything despite feeling hungry or eating more food when you are already full.
A similar occurrence is associated with sleep. When depression sets in, there is more likely that you would spend more time staying indoors sleeping more or less.
These unhealthy habits – sleeping and eat – may lead to more aggressive symptoms of depression. Thus, getting a daily healthy routine contributes to maintaining a good pattern for better health status.
Therefore, the following healthy habits are advised to be adopted to avoid getting a bad habit:
Eat snacks and meals at a fixed time throughout your day.
Increase your lean proteins, vegetables, fruits, and whole grains intake.
Ensure you sleep for about seven to nine hours every night
Make sure you go to bed and wake up at the same time every day.