QUESTION: How did you start to get a handle on your depression?
ANSWER: First, I decided that I would take charge of myself and DO SOMETHING! To help myself.
Maybe we don’t have enough energy to clean our whole house, but perhaps we could make our bed or clear off the table. The reason is that we probably won't feel like doing anything at all, so if we choose something small to do, we won't have such a big feeling about it that we will have to overcome. It takes a great deal of positive energy to reverse a negative direction in which we have been headed for some time. We can more easily step out over a small feeling than a big one. Any time we want, we can call ourselves a beginner and begin.