Depression disrupts my motivation for art and self improvement so I was wondering what you furs think about overcoming it.
I would buy some happiness but I was laid off by my job recentlyTherapy DOES help, but those are limited mostly to zoom type meetings and only once a week. Otherwise, there's always chocolate therapy or fap for a little instant gratification. Maybe buy a video game to lose your worries in? Otherwise try a walk through somewhere secluded. A park walk or nature walk will relax you and help remind you that no matter what is going on in the news, the world around you isn't burning down.
That’s some great advice thank youDistraction.
For me personally, if I let the bad thoughts in and give them a chance to sink in, there goes my entire day pretty much. If I can catch myself before letting them sink in and have a positive distraction, I try to let that distraction take hold instead. Whether that's a game, show, talking to a friend, taking a walk, anything. Even if that activity is not that long, it can break the cycle of bad thoughts and I don't lose my day to depression.
So in your case, I don't really know what's going on, but using your example of loss of motivation for art lately I'd say try to focus on something else for a bit. Don't hyperfocus on the fact that you wish you had motivation for art and then try to force yourself. Believe it or not, it's not helping you to fret over it! Let yourself come back to drawing as you feel the motivation. Heck, maybe even try something new if you can't think of anything old to go back to.
Actually - (if one can afford it), there's always those kinds of "mail order clubs" out there that exist, as well.... (that I've been thinking of joining lately myself), actually.Perhaps try a therapist? Or - take up a new hobby? Take up home cooking and perhaps hone in - on your culinary skills maybe? Take periodic walks in the park, or the beach, or - even in the nearby woods once and a while? Catch up on your reading interests perhaps - (like: novels, trade journals, reference books, etc.)? Maybe try your hand at poetry? Maybe take up some amateur astronomy?
Hmm.... these are a few of the things that I can think of, off hand - that comes off the top of my head.... and, there's tons more ideas out there, that are like this. (So, my advice is) - think a little bit about more of some type of hobbies that you may like to take up - and then, try your hand at some new things..... (it may give you some more positivity right now, and also - help to cure whatever blues that one has.... you never know - (until you try)..... right?