4 Tips for Coping with Depressive Episodes
1. Share your thoughts and feeling with a close friends or family member. Sharing your feelings in this safe space will enable a release of emotions and allow you to feel heard.
2. I find that changing your environment can help tremendously. Try going for a walk and engaging with nature. Being in nature has been known to boost the relaxation neurotransmitter called GABA.
3. Become more self-aware about providing your body with the proper nutrition and hydration it needs. If your body lacks certain nutrients, this could potentially be feeding your depressive feelings.
4. I believe that stimulating the vagus nerve can aid in reducing depressive symptoms. The vagus nerve is the longest nerve in the body and can be stimulated by engaging in a variety of activities, such as gargling, singing, laughing, and receiving a foot massage.