A few years back now, I went to the doctor’s and was diagnosed with a case of mild depression. He gave me some simple advice that has proved invaluable and shaped my ground rules for overcoming depression:
- Regular Exercise. Ideally 30 minute sessions at least 3 times a week. If this seems daunting, think about what kind of exercise you like to do or perhaps other ways you can keep active. Do you like exercising solo or in a team/with friends/your dog? Indoors or outdoors? Do you prefer cycling or jogging? How about an exercise video, garden work or simply a long hike in the countryside? The possibilities are endless so you are bound to find something you enjoy. If you are not the athletic type, remember that Pilates and Yoga also count as exercise.
- Fresh air & daylight. Of course this goes hand in hand with number 1; you…
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