Over 17 million American adults experience symptoms of a major depressive episode at least once a year, including feelings of restlessness. It's important that you seek a proper diagnosis and treatment plan for suspected depressive disorder. If you're unsure where to start, Confidant can connect you with a trusted provider to get you started on a treatment protocol as soon as possible.
With a treatment plan and support system in place, try these tips for further reducing feelings of restlessness.
Take a Digital Detox
Researchers at Washington State University have linked social media to increased feelings of depression, loneliness, inattention, and hyperactivity. Instead of trying to use a smartphone or computer to escape your restlessness, consider taking a digital detox instead.
Taking a vacation from technology or certain apps that take up a lot of your time can give you more to focus on yourself.
Practice Breathing Exercises
Center yourself anywhere at any time by practicing breathing exercises. You can practice these exercises while sitting in a supportive chair, standing up straight, or lying down—whatever is most comfortable for you. Get started for free by checking out the breathing exercises on the Confidant app.