Ways for the Depressed Housewife to Fight Depression

If you're a 'depressed housewife', and are determined to fight this disease and regain the happy life that you once had, then try making these easy changes and feel the difference!

Bright Colours

Keeping up with the latest design trends can not only be stressful, but with a lot of neutrals becoming the popular choice, you can end up waking up in a dungeon every day without even realizing it. It's time to do away with those dark, drab colours and spice it up a bit! Go to your paint store and pick out the brightest colours you can find in shades that you love! Try replacing brown shades with peach, dark green with a bright citrus green, and steer clear of greys, burgundies, and any other drab colour you may be inclined to choose. Sometimes depressed women will automatically be drawn to depressing colours, so it may be a good idea to take someone along with you who will step in if you start slipping into this habit.

Lively Plants

Get rid of any fake plants or plants that are half dead. You need to breathe new life into your home! Find yourself some tropical trees and plants. Throw in some colourful flowers to make it fresh. Maybe have a problem forgetting to water your plants, but have no fear! Most tropical plants and trees do not need a lot of watering or attention...so there are no excuses!

Heavy Drapes  

Heavy drapes and curtains can be overwhelming. Lighten up your home by choosing bright sheers. Long, sheer, white panels can make any window look brighter and bigger. Make sure you open your curtains everyday no matter how tempting it is to keep them closed... let the sunshine in!

Clean up!

A cluttery, messy home is uncomfortable and discouraging. At first, you may find it difficult to motivate yourself to get cleaning. If so, call a close friend or family member to help you out. Your home should be your sanctuary, and a clean place to relax is just that!


Studies show that physical activity releases feel-good endorphins in your brain. Exercise will make you feel better! If you're not accustomed to regular exercise, start off with a short walk. Taking up a sport is another good idea. You'll be working your body and having a good time too!

Positive Company

We all have people in our lives that can be just plain negative. You don't need to cut these people out of your life, but avoid negative talk and try to surround yourself, as often as possible, with fun-loving, positive people! You know the old saying — "You are the company you keep!".

For more information, contact a local psychiatrist.