welcome back. It's a pretty scary time right now economically. I guess my advice would be try not to think too far ahead. Take it one day at a time. It's such a cliche but it helps get me out of bed if I just think "for today" and not get caught up in "what if". We really don't know what is going to happen and being scared/anxious/depressed is not going to change it. Try not to let the "fear" that is going on affect you.
I feel like sticking my head in the sand right now, but I suppose we just have to put one foot in front of the next. What have you done in the past when you have been depressed?
Now is the time to take control of emotions and better regulate the mind-body stress response.
Productive worry is thinking on situations you can control, and you should use productive worry to take actions that reduce stress and relieve anxiety.
Unproductive worry is thinking about things you cannot control,"
Take a break. Don't saturate yourself with stressful information. Stay informed, but take a news break. Most people don't need to track the markets minute by minute."
Stay connected. Don't let the rest of your life dwindle away. Make sure you are paying attention to daily activities: family, friends, social occasions and recreation. Pay attention to yourself. Remember that stress takes a physical toll. Learn meditation and do muscle relaxation. More simply, pay attention to your stress level throughout the day and occasionally breathe slowly and deeply. Reference: University of Alabama at Birmingham
I hope this helps you in some small way.
Kitt, Moderator: Anxiety/Panic & Depression& GERD Forums*~*