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5 things I started doing to help fight my depression

In fact, I have been having to work extra hard to get over my current depressive state and be able to function. It is the end of the semester, which means I have quite a few deadlines. So with deadlines, I must be able to complete the task; meaning, a depressed Joy is not a productive Joy.  So I had to think of ways that would help with my personal depression and mood and so I hope these 5 things help you as well. (outside of going to therapy)

What {My} Depression Looks Like...

"This is what depression looks like. It does not always show as me being too sad to get out of bad or that I randomly cry uncontrollably (and honestly, I do both of these things). But in reality, sometimes my depression manifest in a complete and utter messy office and bedroom. And its not because I do not try to clean, instead it is because I start to clean but I never finish. 

Grief Has No Statute of Limitations

"Grief is a funny thing. It reminds me of when you eat tuna for lunch so you chew a piece of gum. Even with that fresh minty green scent, there's a slight linger of tuna. Even when you try to cover up you are hurting and broken, grief still lingers and sometimes only you notice it."