One of the techniques I used successfully last time I was dealing with a significant depression, was to keep my brain occupied. I love stories. To me it’s not about how the story ends, but the journey you take to get there. I used audiobooks last time to keep my brain busy. This time I’m throwing Netflix and other apps such as Watch ABC into the mix. I normally don’t have the radio turned on when I drive and I noted when dealing with my depression 3 years ago that I would get low and my brain would be the scariest when I was driving. So I started with the Audible subscription I already had and started picking books and listening to them. I’d also leave them on while trying to fall asleep. It worked. I’d think more about the story than what was going on in my life and how I was feeling about it. Distraction. It worked.
Right now I’m watching/reading/listening to:
- Dancing with the Stars
- Marvel’s Agents of Shield
- Bayou Moon book