Get a Plant, Then Maybe an Animal
Depressed people often get the advice to get a pet and it seems like a perfect solution. Who couldn’t be happy with something small that loves you? It’s like a child that never grows up!
Sadly, animals need to be fed, entertained, and taken care of even when you don’t want to get out of bed.
So get a plant. Talk to it while you water it. Let it breathe in the sweet carbon dioxide of your words about your sadness and worry. It will turn those words into fresh air and beauty.
If you can keep the plant alive throughout multiple hard times then maybe you are ready to go rescue a friend from a shelter.