When you feel depressed it can be difficult to get going and do things that need to be done. You have also likely stopped enjoying things that you have always loved to do. Fortunately, there are good treatment methods available to help you get back to normal. Until then, below are two tips that should help you get started.
You likely do not want to clean even if your home always stayed clean before you became depressed. Not cleaning your home can lead to things like mold and mildew in the bathroom and kitchen, which is dangerous for your family. Leaving dirty dishes on the counter will cause insects, such as ants and roaches.
You can hire a housekeeping service, such as Helen's Agency, to do your cleaning for you. They have many price plans available. For example, you could hire them to do a weekly cleaning or have them come once or a few times per week. They can also deep clean your home, which may be a good idea if you have not been cleaning in quite some time.
A basic cleaning service may include things like removing cobwebs, cleaning ceiling fans, dusting, cleaning top of refrigerator, vacuuming, and mopping, cleaning entire kitchen and bathroom, and much more.
Sun provides you with much needed vitamin D. Many people get all the vitamin D they need by exposing their skin to the sun. Because you are likely not going out very much you are not getting enough vitamin D and this can cause depression or make your current depression much worse. This is generally a problem with people during the winter months when it is too cold to go outside.
How long you need to sit outside in the sun depends on your skin type, where you live, and the time of day you are outside. Your doctor can tell you this information. You also should not wear sunscreen during this time as it will block the vitamin D from getting inside your body.
There is no way you can get enough vitamin D in the winter so it is important that you get as much as you can when you are able to. This is because vitamin D stores itself inside your body. You can also take vitamin D supplements. Talk with your doctor about how many milligrams you should take.
These two things, along with the proper medication and treatment, will help you get better sooner.