I was reading a post on Fox Hollow Cottage about depression, Helpful Tools For Living with Depression and I saw very good advise there as, for instance, take on responsibilities, get enough sleep, to have goals (which like routines, are a kind of a map so you just don't go adrift) and to be kind to yourself.
I would like to add now a little advise of mine: inspire yourself.
One thing that keeps me going is to visit blogs I like and another one is to go to Pinterest. It's such a source of inspiration, of motivation.
Here is my Pinterest: Alfazema. Pretty things and motivational, being this board still in the beginning but which has only things that are related to me, to what I need to read and think to not stop trying.
Look for nice things that inspire you, feel well with some images and try to know why those images can give you peace, or well being or just make you feel well but you don't want to know why, for now.
But now you must be careful to not stay in the inspirational part only and now I tell you something that is very important: ACTION. Go into action, don't stay seated in your dreams, in your wishes.
I know this has several levels: first we just can't do anything, even thinking tires you. Then you are getting better and feel you would like to live more, not just to seat in life. Then you feel really encouraged and start to make plans. Oh, I like this level, this is when I am feeling really well, so full of plans and wanting to live more.
Then...where is the energy for going into action, to make plans a reality ? That is the very hard part, but don't give up, one step each time without stopping. Don't feel discouraged.
One step after the other. GO !
Be a happy duck. Live happy inspite the troubles, one step after the other, one day, then another.