How To Deal With Depression As A Single Mother

Depression

Written by Jane van Zundert

Hi, I am Jane, I am married and a mother of four. My mission in life is to inspire and motivate you, on how you can break free from fear, shame, and resentment and start creating a balanced life, so that you can begin to enjoy your total freedom and never get stuck again in life.

March 10, 2020

Being a single mother is not what any want I think. Single motherhood takes a lot away from mothers who have been abandoned by their partner of husbands. A lot of things happened to a woman who is left alone to cater for the children of separation. It comes with being depressed, lonely, sad frustrated and sometimes very angry. But God knows while the marriage or relationship did not work out, so all you need is to hold on to God, he alone is able to wipe that tears and depression away.

Are you ready? Are prepared to make depression a thing of the past. The time has come! You probably have many questions on how to start and what to do, but fear not, this article can help. Keep reading for some tips that will help you chase depression away from your life for good.

1. You are the master of your mind

Always keep in mind that you are in complete control of your thoughts if you feel down. You should forbid yourself from using the word depressed. The word itself can lead to negative thoughts because it has negative connotations, and is not a good way to describe feelings. Find a replacement such as “down in the dumps” or “the blues” to keep your outlook more positive.

2. Change your mood level

You need to make sure not to mention words like “depression” and “depressed”. Depression is a very serious affliction, but if you use those words, they can make you feel worse. Try thinking of your state of mind as being “a bit low” or “not quite positive” instead. Although you are still battling depression, changing your mood level puts your feelings into a new perspective.

3. Have faith in God

Faith is all you need to survive in any situation. When you are being abandoned by a man and left alone to take of the kids, a lots of thoughts will begin to pump in, like how to care for the kids alone, how to handle issues, how to begin to trust again, or will I ever find someone to love you, and how do I cope with another man knowing l am going into that relationship with my kids from another relationship. Hold on because when you have faith and speak the right word to yourself, God will send someone far better into your life. All you need is faith and God will handle the rest.

4. Know that you are not alone

If you are depressed, you should remember that you are not the only one suffering from depression. Today there are lots of single mothers everywhere, like me writing this blog, l was also a single mother for about seven years, the moment l discover this truth I am sharing with you right now. my life took a drastic turn. Reach out to people, don’t keep to yourself. There are lots of women or Christians women out there who have been through what you are passing through right. Knowing you are not suffering alone during these times is important because that feeling can make things worse. Somebody out there is either dealing with the same thing or will help you manage your issues.

5. Feed your mind with positive things

Go for motivational books or audiobooks. Read the Bible often if you’re a Christian, their lots of Bible verses that help you get out of depression. There is food for thoughts. Hang around [positive people, do away with people that keep on reminding you of the past mistake.

Action point

Now, you should be much more prepared when it comes to treating your depression. These tips that were given should have provided you some advice that can help you begin to improve your mental well-being and improving the overall quality of your life. Follow through with these suggestions starting today.

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