Give yourself a break
All of the things you do are not equally important. Set priorities. That way you won’t be busy all the time. Look after your health. Go for a walk each chance you get. Take a long bath. Lift your spirits by having lunch with a friend. Or do nothing for an hour. Just nap or relax.
Knowing you can count on others can be a relief. Accept help when it’s offered. And be willing to ask for help when you need it. Those who care about you really do want to help.
If you feel depressed
Over time, after a serious health event, stress should gradually lessen. But your life may have changed. Realizing this may cause grief, both for you and your loved one. Contact your health care provider if either of you shows signs of depression. Treatment can help you find hope — even when you think nothing can help.
Common signs of depression
· Feeling down most of the time
· Feeling guilty or helpless
· Losing pleasure in things you used to enjoy, like reading, exercise, or social events
· Sleeping less or more than normal
· Having a big rise or fall in appetite or weight
· Feeling restless or irritable
· Feeling tired, weak, or low in energy
· Having trouble focusing, remembering, or making decisions
· Feeling angry or agitated can be a sign as well. This may be the only sign more common in men.