Two simple steps that help me in the morning

I am not ashamed to say that I suffer from depression. I am on a low dose medication to help it. I have found however that the medication is not the only thing I need to do to help me. I have to make sure I eat right and take care of myself. I have found two things that I do every morning that help me throughout the day…and I feel they will help others. These two ideas are very simple to do and for whatever reason help me.

The first thing is that I do not sleep in. When the alarm goes off I do not hit snooze. Even on the weekends when I don’t set an alarm when my body wakes up I get up. I have always done this. My dad suffered from depression and this step helped him so it was pretty much how my family was raised..and yes I raised my children the same way. I challenge you to try this for a week or two and see if you don’t have somewhat more energy throughout the day.

The second thing I do is I make my bed. Yes it is a simple as that. Now my husband does get up after me, but when he does I go in and make the bed. There is something about a made bed that makes me feel I am ready for the day. It is the first task on my list of things to do. I feel accomplished by doing that task. Again I challenge you to make the bed everyday for a week and see if you don’t start the day feeling organized.

Now I am not a doctor or close to it, these are just two simple things that I have found help me to feel better throughout the day. If you do something different let me know. I am curious what others do.

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