Here are some areas you should commit to in order to start getting your life back.
1) Hold onto your relationships- When depression first hit, it is likely that you retreated into your shell. This shell can be difficult to break free from. Often people feel guilty for shutting people out, or feel like it's too late to start a relationship back up again. The truth is that your friends and family are probably aware that something is going on with you, and they want to help. Don't be afraid to reconnect with them and tell them what's been going on. A simple phone call will do the trick, so this is a good starting point for getting your life back on track.
2) Be physically active- This one might be a little harder to fathom, but even ten minutes of exercise each day will work wonders for your happiness. This is because exercise naturally raises endorphins, reduces stress and relieves muscle tension. Studies have even shown that regular exercise can be equally as effective as antidepressants in decreasing fatigue and increasing energy.
3) Get some sleep- You may have noticed that after a good night's sleep, you feel better the next day than you normally would. Believe it or not, there's something to this. Sleeping too little or too much can have a negative effect on your mood, and both are common in people with depression.
If you get a full eight hours of sleep each night, you will wake up in the morning feeling restored and refreshed. If not, you may have a sleeping disorder that is preventing you from getting high quality sleep, and you may want to see your doctor. There are many ways to achieve these eight hours. Sleeping pills are a common solution, but be careful because they affect everyone differently. Some of them have the side effect of depression, and can have a devastating effect on someone who already suffers from it. You may want to try natural products too. Whatever you decide just remember during this time it important to take care of yourself.