Self-Care During A Depressive Episode
This calendar is for those of us in the depth of struggle. It is a reminder that you are not alone in this. That we see you and how hard it is.
When in a depressive episode, we know it can be difficult to practice self-care because so much of your energy is needed to fight and survive the intense symptoms of depression.
So, when acts of self-care feel too overwhelming, try one from the examples above.
You deserve to start feeling yourself again. There is so much more to you than who you are on your worst days and you are inherently worthy of all the good things live has to offer. We know healing is possible and we believe in you and your ability to get through this.
An act of self-care, no matter how “small” it may seem to others, is so meaningful and helpful for your mental health. When you’re in a depressive episode, its about doing the “little things” that can make you feel a little bit better. And small steps, consistently, can lead to meaningful progress over time.
Give yourself permission to take this one step forward and congratulate yourself for it — we know trying these self-care ideas takes so much strength.