You need to be able to start to do little things each day. Donít put any
more pressure on
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but see how you can do something little each day. Make a plan; set a goal
even if it is to cook a meal each day. Or maybe you want to get outdoors,
aim to go outdoors for 10 mins to see how you react.
are some ideas for you. Take them as ideas and plan around them.
up a sweat. Exercise every day - 20 minutes or more. You need to work
hard enough to get a little sweaty. The chemicals you produce during
exercise make you feel good. Find activities you can enjoy: bicycling,
skateboarding, jogging, jumping rope, or walking with a friend.
positive thoughts. Focus your mind on the good things in your life, the
things you like about yourself, and the things you enjoy doing. Try to
capture the good feeling they give you so you can remember them when you
a listener. Find a friend who'll listen to you without judging you, who
can keep confidences, and who will hold you accountable. Be that kind of
friend in return.
Relaxation relieves stress. You don't have to let your surroundings
determine your moods. When you need to relax, take a deep breath and let
it out slowly - repeat 10 times or more. Or focus your attention on
something and describe it to yourself in detail. How many different
colors can you find in it? What about textures? Does it have a taste or
sound? You'll feel better because you'll have left the past and not gone
into the future by exploring the present.
others see your smile. Determine to smile at everyone, see the humor in
things, laugh out loud, be silly, and enjoy life. You don't have to be
the class clown, but you can be known for your playful outlook on life.
for natural highs. Take delight in the things around you rather than
seeking a release through drugs, alcohol, or tobacco. Find activities (a
walk in the park, making something) that can give you satisfaction
grateful. Think of the things in your life that you're grateful for.
Write out this list and keep adding to it. Keep it handy to refer to.
You may choose to put it on the dashboard of your car or on your mirror
so that you see it every day.
others. A sure way to feel good is to compliment others on their
achievements or attitudes. By looking for the good in others, you will
begin adopting that same thing.
an optimist. Spend a day seeing the world like a glass half full rather
than half empty. Others like to be around optimists - it gives them
Think about what you'd like to achieve - in a week, a month, or 10
years. Start taking little steps to achieve that goal. You are building
your future so make it big. Don't follow someone else's dream - make
you look at your stress or depression you will see there is a light at the
end of the tunnel. You will get through this dark time, but you might need
that extra bit of help which you get from a medical doctor.
Note: Some statements in this article may not be
approved by the FDA. This article is for informational purposes only and
should not be taken as professional medical advice.