It is indeed a challenge with your daily life if you suffer from depression or any form of mental health problems. What I find in myself is that I am an over-thinker, also with me being a creative person, my mind is always on the go. When I try to shut off, I find myself thinking of something, or still on creative mode(which you can never turn that off). So that deprives me of much-needed sleep, which in turn can start me of in a depression. I will be frank with you, at the present moment in time, I don't manage it. Because I work at a hospital, I do shift work, for the last two years I have done permanent night shifts. And I am stuck in night mode, on my days of I sleep in in the day, then wide awake at night, so its a vicious circle, which feeds my negativity of trying to get into some routine. Which, in turn, feeds my anxiety and depression.
I am going back on another shift pattern in the hope I can get into some routine. But as some as you will know, no matter what you try. Overthinking is hard to turn off, so it is like all issues with mental health-it is down to your management. Don't be like me; I take to much on at one time. I know that is my problem, but with me being creative, it is hard to do. But I have tweaked things, and slowly, I am treading on the right path.
People, probably including yourself, work one shift pattern and are not creative, your most challenging part of your depression could be getting motivated. If that is the case, try writing a plan, nothing to much, but routine does help, a walk, gentle exercise to wake you and motivate you.
I believe that a lot of depression symptoms come from overthinking about daily things. I don't mean worrying about things, but for example, I was thinking about swapping shifts for a while. Every day I would be thinking about it, shall I, Shan't I, then I became overwhelmed by it, which in turn eventually bought on depression. So now I try as much as I can not dwell on thoughts like that. But to sort it as best and as quick I can. I don't help myself either, when I should be trying to sleep, as I am looking at my phone, emails, plans I have made, then my cogs start turning, and I can't switch off. I know through my own experience, it is best to turn off your phone, relax, read for a while. Do what works for you to make mental health issues as less challenging as possible. If you are an avid reader, check out my website.
I would love to hear from you guys about what is the most challenging part of your depression. Until next time take care.