How to take care of yourself physically when you are depressed, and make an injury claim if you have been physically injured
When you are depressed, it is really easy to start to let certain things slide, as you just stop caring about all of the things that you would normally do in your day to day life. This means that you might not wash as often, or do much to maintain your looks. You might eat too much or too little, and lose or gain weight as a result.
Exercise is often something that very depressed people find almost impossible to do, as well. If you are depressed, one of the ways that you can bring yourself out of your depression is to try to look after yourself as best you can. Here are some ways that you can do this:
- Get up. It is tempting to stay in bed all day every day when you are truly in the grip of depression, and many people report that it feels almost impossible to get out of bed during these times. However, it is physically possible for you to move, even if you can only handle doing so for an hour or so each day. Try to get up for a bit longer every day.
- Get out. If you can leave the house even for a few minutes each day you should soon find that this is having a positive effect on your mental state. Your body needs vitamin D from the sun to run properly, and to help your brain to function at a better capacity.
- Eat well. try to focus on eating healthily during this time, even if you are struggling to eat very much. If you can eat something nutritious, even just a little bit, it is better than only managing a little of something unhealthy each day. Do remember that it is better to eat something than nothing at all, though.
Making an injury claim in Wolverhampton
One of the main reasons for getting depressed in the first place is a serious accident which leads to injuries. When people start to recover physically from their injuries, they then realise that they are feeling depressed. You may be able to make an injury claim in Wolverhampton for both your physical injuries and the emotional fallout from any accident which was not your fault, and this may help you to recover more easily.
Try calling Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile to find out more about making an injury claim in Wolverhampton and decide whether or not this is the right course of action for you. If you do decide to make an injury claim in Wolverhampton, the team can walk you through the entire process.