I’ve read time and time again, as well as been told by several doctors, that eating good food, getting outside, and getting exercise are crucial for treating depression. In fact, I’ve read that exercise is more effective than any anti-depressant on the market, and mindfulness meditation is becoming a common treatment for depression in the mental health community.
Lately I’ve been getting into a habit that on my good days, I’m doing so much and starting so many projects that I overwhelm myself and am completely burned out and exhausted the next day. So I’ve decided that at least for the rest of this week, my focus is going to be purely on taking care of my physical health. Once I have developed the health habits that ensure I consistently have energy, then I’ll take on more again.
I also suspect that my infected tooth is causing much of my exhaustion, but this creates a problem. The infection makes me tired, which makes me less able to work, so I can’t save up to have the tooth removed.
I bookmarked a post from BuzzFeed awhile back:
I’m going to print this out and post it in my kitchen