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How Do You Get Rid of Depression

Marlene Geiser

Posted on February 25, 2020 18:40

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The first article that I wrote for TheLatest was one that dealt with getting rid of depression. Now, here I am again looking for the answer to the same question.

The first article that I wrote for TheLatest asked the same question I am asking today: How does one find a way to get rid of depression? Back then the problem plagued me, and here I find myself still in search of an answer.

Life has a way of attacking us with issues that seem impossible to deal with. However, I am still here, and that has to indicate that somewhere along the line I discovered the solution to my problem before, and therefore it must tell me something. What had I used to prevent depression from destroying my life?

When re-reading what I wrote back then, I discovered some ideas I came up with. One of them was listening to happy music, which I am presently doing as I write. In regards to writing, that was another one of the solutions I tried, and writing for this wonderful site has provided me with many happy hours of sharing my thoughts with others.

Another one of my ideas back then was to try improving my diet. My husband was an example of someone who had found one of the answers to my question. He did then and still does have a much healthier diet then I do, including a lot of fruits and other foods that help maintain a healthy body. Additionally, he very often takes our dog for walks, which I don't do. I also have to admit that he is the one person in this house who does the grocery shopping, as I no longer drive. As well, he does most of the cooking, and I participate in that activity very rarely.  

I was about to suggest that I do most of the writing that needs to be done, but that isn't entirely true either. He enjoys writing and does his share of it as well.  

It just occurred to me that he takes far less medication then I do. One has to wonder whether overloading on pills can affect their frame of mind. The next time I see my doctor, perhaps I should ask him if this might be related to my incessant struggle with depression.  

Another thought that comes to mind is that he doesn't devote a great deal of time attempting to communicate with his two daughters, one of whom no longer speaks to him. I on the other hand devote much time worrying about my daughter, who is severely ill and lives in Florida.

That, however, is one instance where I am able to leave the depression in the back seat. I make a point of writing her a letter twice a day, and I've chosen poetry as my modus operandi. Writing does help me with the depression dilemma, so perhaps I have found my answer again.

It's just about time for my evening poem.

Marlene Geiser

Posted on February 25, 2020 18:40

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