Tips for those of you who have loved ones dealing with depression
5 Things To Do & 5 Things NOT To Do If You Know Someone With Depression
#5 Let them get it out. Sometimes a little release instead can clear the mind if someone is at a low point. Most of the time staying busy and distractions are the best, but sometimes a good healthy cry or punch to a pillow can help to release pent up negativity and keeps people from becoming numb and feeling hopeless. Just make sure once they have had their release they then get going and keep from sitting in the wake of the release. Otherwise the mind will start cycling back into negative, depressed thoughts.
#5 Let it drag you down. Sometimes when we try to help others who are in a bad position it can slowly take it’s toll on you and may put you into a negative spiral. You need to take care of yourself first before you can lift someone else, so make sure you focus on the positive and continuously look for blessings and fun activities. There may come a time when you need to take a step back in your relationship for your own sanity. Depression, sadness and anger can be contagious emotions and it is important that you stay strong and happy.
*These suggestions are just my opinions and based on my experience.
BEAUTY ON THE OUTSIDE
Transitioning white lace from spring to summer
I love spring because I can finally wear more white and lace again! The tricky part for me has been making white lace look seasonally appropriate when it’s not quite summer. I usually shy away from wearing white dresses after Labor Day and before Memorial Day, but when I saw this amazing dress, I just had to have it (get it here), so I put my thinking cap on. One thing I love about this piece is that it has black detailing, which gives it more multi-season versatility. In order to make it appropriate for spring I paired it with black booties and a black braided headband (I’ve also worn it with a black Panama hat as well). I also gave the dress a little bit of length with a skirt extender slip so it hit closer to my knees; you could also pair it with some thick black tights if your weather is still too cool for bare legs.
Thanks for reading, I hope these tips were helpful. If you have any other subject you want me to talk about helping others cope with depression, feel free to email me!