I often go through periods of depression. They do not last for too long, sometimes just a few days. This has happened for over 30 years. I hit absolute rock bottom, but then suddenly bounce back quickly after several days. There is mostly no pattern.
I know the warning signs when I am about to go downhill. I usually start to think more about death, past experiences, and all that has affected me in a negative way throughout my life. I had to disown my family for good reasons, and I find myself thinking more about them too.
I try to think positively, no matter how hard it is, when depressed, but as anyone who suffers with depression will know, sometimes it is hard to even think anything remotely positive.
I was wondering how others help themselves to feel a little better when depressed. It would be very helpful to me, and very much appreciated to hear.