How do You Self-Care to fight Depression?

Depression comes in many ways and in many forms, for a wide range of reasons. It can happen at any time and be triggered by, what feels like, almost anything. It has a way of pulling you further into the abyss even though you watch it happen with a sense of remorse and guilt, yet lacking the willpower to stop it in its tracks. Once it has a hold of you, it’s as if nothing you reach for is in your grasps and anything you do happen to grab, just doesn’t stand a chance against the weight of your emotions. Despite how it feel you are the only person on the entire planet experiencing this, you are not alone in this particular struggle. Many of us not only find the abyss as easy as you, but lack the same personal will to grab our bootstraps and pull ourselves out. Even with so many reasons to smile, we tend to find comfort in worrisome and stress.

So what are you doing to counteract the effects of lounging around in your worries and what if’s? How do you embrace your self-care in order to fight depression? Knowing that it can be extremely difficult to pull ourselves out once one has already began falling, but what if you possessed the ability to close the roads you’ve opened for depression to find you? What if you could develop a self-care routine that helps you counterbalance the negative energies, and assists you with kicking depressive mannerisms? I put together a small list of things you can incorporate into your daily/weekly or monthly routines, or even just whenever you feel depression creeping your way.

 

Mind-cation

Send your mind on a mini vacation. Different concept right? How many times have you actually went on vacation or a get-a-way and didn’t really have a good time or get to enjoy yourself due to you always being worried about every little detail? Or you’re on vacation but can’t seem to not worry about the home front the entirety of your trip? “Are the animals ok? Did the kids destroy the house? Did the light bill come? I wonder if they took out the money for the cable. I bet I get a ticket for my grass while I’m gone. What about the food that may spoil while I’m away?” LEARN TO SEND YOUR MIND ON VACATION. Free yourself from the stresses of everyday life, the worries that you’re forgetting something or not doing your best, even if only for a couple of hours.

Herbal Baths

Baths lingering with flowers and adorned with herbs, possibly with candles around as well, have a way of reconnecting you with your Higher Self and bringing a sense of peace and calmness to the atmosphere. They also act as a reminder to you of your once forgotten Divine Feminine power that burns within, and is necessary for you to perform at your best. Turn on some music that resonates with purity and calms anxiety, you can YouTube “high vibrational music” and shift through the videos until you find one that soothes you.

Book – Time

Lounging around in pj’s drinking hot cocoa while reading a book that pulls at your Spirit and makes you want to create something different; a book that leaves you feeling inspired and passionate about change or ascension, is the ultimate force of reading. To embark on a journey that slowly carries you away from your current reality and gently drops you in the middle of a parallel Universe without fear or worrisome. Without remembrance of chores and daily tasks. Remind yourself that it’s ok to stop and enjoy your day. Forget the laundry, the floors can be mopped tomorrow and the kids can eat left-overs today. Make some time for your self-care routines, whatever those may be.

Spa-Day at Home

Not everyone has the capacity or economic ability to embrace monthly spa days with the girls, but that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t get to enjoy the same treatments. Once a month when the kids are off to school and the significant other is off to work, set your living room up for some spa treatments. Don’t be afraid to invest in your self-care routines! Get you a foot massage, bath salts, hair and face masks, even a pedicure/manicure set you can do at home, oh and don’t forget the wine, and GET YOUR SPA DAY ON!

Women have a tendency to ignore our needs for our wants, our requirements for our desires and our standards for someone else’s, but getting back to taking care of you and making sure you’re not pouring from an empty cup is a great example to set for your daughters, nieces, young cousins or just women in general. To remind them that not only is it ok to have a self-care routine, but it is something that is needed to remain in the position of the matriarch with grace and poise. There is power in resting and recovering so that you can respond with respect and rebirth your realignment.

Light + Love | Rishi Omkara

Don’t Give Up, You’re Almost There

This is for you. The one who feels like a complete failure, again. You let them in and they destroyed what little love you have left lingering around inside, even though you expressed the need to never feel that way again. You tried to be happy but you just couldn’t find a reason. This is for you. The one who struggles with suicidal thoughts and wonders if the world would be better off without you. If anyone would miss you or even notice if you were gone. This if for you. The one who battles with depression masked with fabricated laughter and smiles that no none seems to even care to notice. This is for you. The one who wrestles with self-loathing ideas because you believe in your ability to always “fuck shit up” based on past perceptions.  The idea that you were never good enough, and that will never change. This is for you. The one who constantly argues with themselves about how selfish it is to do something for you. How easily you’re placed last in line because, hey, why not right? This is for you. The one who fights with others to have their own voice minus the concern of offensiveness. Who spend their days in defensiveness towards their own rights and capabilities to possess control of Self. This is for you.

    You are not alone. You are not the only one battling this war on self.  You’re backed by Universal energies and the frequencies of those you’ve loved that have transitioned into another existence. You are never alone!

    So this is for you. You’re not a failure, you just figured out another option that doesn’t work. Keep going the path is being paved as we speak. This is for you. Fuck that selfish person that tried to destroy you after everything you’ve been through. Their karma awaits them. Your karma for them is to go be dastardly happy! This is for you. The one who has to search for reasons to smile, YOU are the only reason you’ll ever need to smile!  This is for you. NO the world is NEVER better off without you! YES the world would miss you! YES the world would be a darker place without the Light of your Spirit. And YES there are plenty of people who would be saddened by your departure. This is for you. Those fabricated smiles will turn into genuine joy, and you will attract those that care to notice when your joy fades. This is for you. You’re not perfect and we ALL fuck shit up throughout this lifetime. You’re not alone. You will never be perfect but will always and INFINITELY be good enough! This is for you. Self-care and self-appreciation IS NOT SELFISH! And they are mandatory for being able to hold down the fort. This is for you. SPEAK THAT BEAUTIFUL MIND and NEVER deplete your energy for the entitled comfort-ability of someone else. Your truth is beautiful! This is for you!

 

 LIGHT + LOVE | RISHI OMKARA