Hello my name is Andrea and I'm affected by major depression. It's still strange to put a label on what it really is but, it's a process of my recovery. I don't want to go into details but I can say I've been through an hard time. Hard enough to give me insomnia, suicidal thoughts, eating disorders and other fun stuff. Since I can't afford a psychiatrist I have to be my own doctor. I tried to research online a little bit about depression and I found out that "rituals" are golden when you try to recover. My ritual is very very simple but effective. I wake up early in the morning, have breakfast. I go for a 30 min run around the block. I get back, have a shower, have a blueberry yogurt. I read something to put my mind at ease, for a while. Then I study a little bit, then I get back to work until lunch. I smoke my pipe with a good cup of coffee, relax a little bit, then back to work again. That's it. What's your ritual? What's your daily routine?