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Depression keeps me from success.

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I see myself as a smart, competent man.
But I suffer from severe depression, and I don't know how to deal with it. It ruins me inside.

I am qualified for a good job (I'm studying engineering and I'm a programming tec.), but I haven't been able to settle in one.
This, I believe, it's due to the energy that my depression sucks out of me. It demotivates me.

What can I do to improve myself? How do you cope with depression? I have the potential to be successful, but I haven't been able to be at my best.
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>>18011749

was going to help you
but then I read your pic
and thought meh
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>>18011749
What helped me:
>Therapy
Find a doctor you trust and talk to them. Go on medication if necessary.

>Healthy body
Get your blood checked. Vitamins, hormones, all that.
I had a severe lack of vitamin D and just getting that fixed made me so much more focused, full of energy and happy.
Diet. Exercise. Stay outside.

>Motivation and self discipline
I make a to do list for the week, a to do list for the week and a to do list for the month. Dividing a big project in small, doable bits helps me go through them. I reward myself for going through my to do lists or sticking to an habit with foods I like, small presents, a night out with friends, or indulging in my hobbies.
Also - google "No more zero days". Yes, it's on reddit, reddit sucks. But that one is a good view.

Good luck, OP.
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>>18011781
Thanks, this seems to be good advice.
I have a friend that tries to make me go to therapy, I'll probably listen to her and see for myself.

I have been eating irregularly and it only adds to the vicious cycle, so I'll try to break it.

And yes, I require lots of discipline. I will try to apply your method to myself.

Let's hope these words of mine don't fade out and I actually do something for myself. Thanks anon.
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>>18011828
It helped me a lot.
My therapist is actually a person I'd be good friends with, I'm very comfortable with her and she's funny as fuck. I can be my true self around her.
Try some and don't give up if you don't find someone who fits your needs at first.

Eating clean was a big thing for me. My (poor) diet destroyed my mood.
I usually cook twice a week and prepare meals for the next couple of days, so I always have an healthy and easy choice when it's time to eat.
I walk at least an hour a day, and take vitamins rigorously.
You'll feel a lot more energised after a couple of weeks of getting all the right nutrients. Get your blood tested to see if you're lacking something, and then go on a meal plan.

Discipline was a tricky one, but eventually it becomes a habit. I downloaded an app on my phone and I usually do things in "cycles" - 25 minutes of studying + 5 minutes break, every 3 cycles I get a 30 minutes break that I use to clean, eat, or go for a walk.
I feel a lot better now, but I have been battling with depression for years and it stopped me from being who I wanted to be. Working on it now, but it took a lot of courage and hard work.
Don't give up on yourself, that's really it. You're welcome.
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>>18011858
Whats the app your using to monitor yourself ?
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>>18011942
Brain focus, for Android.
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