Depression drains your energy, hope, and drive, making it difficult to do what you need to feel better. But while overcoming depression isn’t quick or easy, it’s far from impossible. You can’t just will yourself to “snap out of it,” but you do have some control—even if your depression is severe and stubbornly persistent. The key is to start small and build from there. Feeling better takes time, but you can get there if you make positive choices for yourself each day.
When bad days strike, it's nice to have a list of self care ideas you can pull out to help make things a little better, or even to proactively keep up with self care so you feel better in general. Here are 25 self care ideas for bad days. Feel free to bookmark this page for future reference!