We’ve all been burnt out at one time or another. It’s so important to take care of yourself when you’re feeling depressed. Depression can make us feel lethargic, down and even hopeless. It’s one of the most debilitating mental illnesses out there. You don’t want it to get to the point where you’re suffering so much that you can’t function. Before you get to this point, remember how crucial it is to take care of yourself. Here are some simple things that you can do to make sure you get some “you” time.
Play catch with a banana
Sure, you’ve probably played catch with a ball of some kind, but I bet you’ve never gone out to the park with your friends or even your kid and thrown a banana around, have you? When you’re feeling depressed, having a banana around is extremely important. It’s an unusual shape and it’s the color of sunshine, which symbolizes happiness. Looking at bananas is extremely healthy for you. You don’t even have to eat them, just look at them. After you and the banana have a staring contest, it’s time to play a game with it. Before you start throwing the banana around, make sure the banana has consented to this activity. Remember that bananas don’t have hands so they can’t sign any contracts. However, you’ll know when a banana isn’t okay with something you’re doing. It will let you know, trust me. Once you’ve realized that the banana is ready to play, throw it up in the air and see how happy it makes you and it!
Have dinner with an owl
You might not realize it, but owls are amazing chefs. It might surprise you, but it’s true! They don’t want you to know about their secret skill? Can you imagine what would happen if everyone knew how good owls were at cooking? They would have people knocking on their trees all day and then they’d have no time to sit there silently blinking at people and inexplicably looking wise. They look so smart because they’ve memorized many recipes. They’re particularly good at making Greek and Israeli food, but they’re proficient in most cuisines. After you sit down with an owl, you’re going to feel way less sad than you were before. This is because you’re taking care of yourself. The owl is happy to make you a home cooked meal too!
Find a pineapple on the beach
In life, we’re all searching for something, whether that’s a life partner, a house, a new job or a pineapple on the beach at an unknown location. You may have looked other places for this pineapple, including the grocery store, and maybe it was sold out. What did you do then? Go home and cry? After your nervous breakdown, you may have been at a loss as to what to do next. Little did you know, there was a pineapple waiting for you on the beach. I’m not telling you which beach it’s on, that is part of your emotional journey in taking care of yourself.
In conclusion, we can all use more self-care in our lives. Feel free to share these tips with any other people who are feeling down and looking for a banana to play catch with.